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Manufacturer Name Hardware description Works on Hub-less operation AP mode Ad hoc Notes
Debian Raspbian Other
3COM 3CRUSB10075 ZyDAS zd1211rw ? ? ? ? ? ?
7DayShop W-3S01BLK Ralink RT5370
USB: 148f:5370 (Ralink Technology Corp.)
MAC mfr.: 7cdd90 (Shenzhen Ogemray Technology Co., Ltd.)
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

Sometimes ? ?
ALFA Network Inc. AWUS036NEH Ralink RT3070 Squeeze install Ralink firmware ? ? ? ? ?
ALFA Network Inc. AWUS036NH Ralink RT3070 Wheezy install Ralink firmware install aircrack-ng Arch use rt2800usb module ? ? ?
ALFA Network Inc. AWUS036H
(500mW version)
Ralink RT3070 ? install aircrack-ng ? ? ? ? This product is end-of-life.
ALFA Network Inc. AWUS036H
(1W 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 Realtek RTL8188CUS 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[1] Realtek RTL8188CUS ? Wheezy preinstalled driver ? Yes ? ?
AirLink101 AWLL6075 Wireless N Mini USB Adapter Realtek RTL8191SU
USB: 0b05:1786 (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.)
Driver: r8712u
? Wheezy preinstalled driver ? Yes ? ? Dongle gets hot under use.
Asus USB-N10 Realtek RTL8188SU
USB: 0b05:1786 (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.)
Driver: r8712u
Squeeze download or install firmware-realtek from non-free repo Wheezy preinstalled driver Fedora Remix preinstalled driver

Arch preinstalled driver

? ? ? Does not support nl80211 APIS, so hostapd won't work.
Asus USB-N13 rev B1 (A1 is different) Realtek RTL8192CU
USB: 0b05:17ab (ASUSTek Computer, Inc. )
Driver: 8192u
? ? Occidentalis v0.1 preinstalled driver ? ? ?
Asus WL-167G v1 Ralink RT2571
USB: 0b05:1706 (ASUSTek Computer, Inc. )
Squeeze preinstalled driver ? ? No ? ?
Asus WL-167G v3 Realtek RTL8188SU
USB: 0b05:1791 (ASUSTek Computer, Inc. )
Squeeze preinstalled driver Wheezy preinstalled driver ? Yes ? ?
AusPi Technologies AusPi 802.11n Wireless Adaptor, Raspberry Pi Ralink
Driver: rt2800usb
? Wheezy preinstalled driver OpenELEC preinstalled driver

RaspBMC preinstalled driver

? ? ?


Many of these are applicable to many adapters.