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Manufacturer Name Description Works on Works without hub Notes
Debian Raspbian Other
3COM 3CRUSB10075 ZyDAS zd1211rw ? ? ? ?
7DayShop W-3S01BLK Ralink RT5370. MAC address manufacturer code is 7cdd90 ("Shenzhen Ogemray Technology Co., Ltd.") Unbranded product available from 7DayShop, in a single or twin pack. [1], [2]. Wheezy preinstalled driver stops after 3-4 hours even with USB workarounds ? ? Rev 2 Created wpa.conf, edited 'interfaces' file and restarted the networking.
Adafruit Miniature WiFi Module, Raspberry Pi Realtek RTL8192cu Wheezy preinstalled driver preinstalled driver RetroPie v2.3 preinstalled driver

OPENELEC v4.0.5 preinstalled driver

ALFA Network Inc. AWUS036NEH Ralink RT3070 Squeeze install Ralink firmware ? ? ?
ALFA Network Inc. AWUS036NH Ralink RT3070 Wheezy install Ralink firmware install aircrack-ng Arch Linux use rt2800usb module ?
ALFA Network Inc. AWUS036H (500 mW version) Ralink RT3070 ? install aircrack-ng ? ? This product is end-of-life.
ALFA Network Inc. AWUS036H (1 W version) Realtek 8187L ? install aircrack-ng ? Rev2? This product is end-of-life.
ALFA Network Inc. AWUS036NHA Atheros AR9271 ? install aircrack-ng ? Sometimes Power: Pi does not boot with adapter inserted; insert after boot.
ALFA Network Inc. AWUS036NHR Realtek RTL8188RU ? Yes ? Sometimes
AirLink101 AWLL5088 Wireless N 150 Ultra Mini-USB Adapter Wheezy use install script (see notes) ? ? ? Based on the OEM Edimax EW-7811Un. For automatic installation, See MrEngmanns script listed below under the Edimax device.
AirLink101 AWLL5099 Wireless N 150 Ultra Mini-USB Adapter[3] Realtek RTL8188CUS ? Wheezy preinstalled driver ? Yes
AirLink101 AWLL6075 Wireless N Mini USB Adapter Realtek RTL8191SU ? Wheezy preinstalled driver ? Yes Uses r8712u driver. lsusb reports: 0bda:8172 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Dongle gets hot under use.
Asus USB-N10 Squeeze download driver, or from non-free Squeeze repo (B) Wheezy preinstalled driver Fedora Remix preinstalled driver

Arch Linux preinstalled driver

? USB ID 0b05:1786, uses r8712u driver. Does not support nl80211 APIS, so hostapd won't work.
  • Asus
    • USB-N10 USB ID 0b05:1786, r8712u staging driver, included on Fedora Remix & Arch, must download for Debian and install firmware - Realtek from non-free Squeeze repository (B) (not needed with latest Raspbian “Wheezy” 2012-07-15: this Asus works N10 out of the box) Does not support nl80211 APIS, so hostapd won't work.
    • USB-N13 USB ID 0b05:17ab, works with Adafruit Occidentalis v0.1 image as it includes kernel with 8192u driver built-in (B)
    • WL-167G v1 USB ID 0b05:1706, Ralink RT2571 working out-of-the-box on Debian image from 2012-04-19. Requires powered hub, otherwise it is detected by OS, but it will not function.
    • WL-167G v3 USB ID 0b05:1791, working out-of-the-box on Linux raspberrypi 3.2.27+ #160 PREEMPT Mon Sep 17. Does not require powered hub.


Many of these are applicable to many adapters.