Linux wireless LAN support; manufacturer

This list is arranged in several columns: Manufacturer, wireless lan type, product ID, Vendor and product code, host I/F, chipset, driver, works native with Linux and additional comments (depending on the search you did, one of the columns is the header).
Drivers are defined as Linux native drivers, so no Linuxant driverloader or Ndiswrapper.
For more info on specific chipset development, and which drivers are available for which cards (yes, there are more drivers available for some cards), checkout Jean Tourrilhes page. His page contains some outlines about the driver development, history, versions and maintainers.

Whether it's known to work with Linux, is defined with a colour code:

This list is a work in progress, it should give you an indication of what is supported, it is by no means guaranteed that it should work for you!
Please e-mail me your experience (remove the NOSPAM from the e-mail address).

How to report your wireless device.

wlan type product ID vendor & product code host I/F chipset driver works with Linux comments
802.11b PH 10766 mini-PCI Prism2/2.5/3 hostap green driver:
802.11b PH 10773 PCMCIA Prism2/2.5/3 hostap green driver:
802.11a PH 10819 Cardbus Atheros Mad WiFi yellow driver available at:
802.11b PH 10878 CF Prism2/2.5/3 hostap green driver:
802.11b PH 10897 USB Prism2/2.5/3 linux-wlan-ng green
802.11a/b PH 11107 mini-PCI Atheros Mad WiFi yellow driver available at:
802.11a/b PH 11840 mini-PCI Atheros Mad WiFi yellow driver available at:
802.11a/g PH 12127E man: 168c dev: 0020 Mini-PCI Atheros Mad WiFi / ath5k green driver available at: ; or kernel for ath5k
802.11a/g SNN6500 man: 168c dev: 001b Cardbus Atheros Mad WiFi green driver available at:
802.11b/g SNU5600 USB Zydas ZD1211 green


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