TP-Link TL-WN861N WLAN N (Mini-PCI Adapter, 300 Mbps)
Review of Linux Compatibility
The TP-Link TL-WN861N is a Mini PCI adapter to enable a laptop with 300Mbps WiFi support. The adapter exists in two different revisionen:
TP-LINK TL-WN861N v1
The version v1 can be recognized by the inprint “MODEL:11N MINI PCI” and “REV:1.0SP1″ on the adapter. This version has the PCI ID 168c:0023 and basies on the Atheros AR5008-2NG chipset.
TP-LINK TL-WN861N v2
The version v2 can be recognized by the inprint “2052500240 Rev:2.0″. This version has the PCI ID 168c:0029 and uses the Atheros AR9223 chip.
Both versions of the card are fully supported by the Linux kernel module ath9k.
creation date: 29/07/2013, last update: 06/12/2014 , Linux-Hardware-Guide
Identified Hardware Configurations (5 Results)
This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool
Similar Linux Hardware
D-Link DWA-547 (PCI, WiFi, 802.11n)
Belkin F6D4050 (150N WiFi USB Adapter)
Samsung SL-M2675FN (Laser All-in-One, Scanner, Copier, Printer, Fax, 4800 x 4800 dpi, USB)
Logitech R800 Presenter
TP-Link TL-WDN4200 N900 (WiFi, USB Adapter, Dual Band, 450Mbps)
Intel I350T2BLK (PCIe 2.0, Ethernet, Server Adapter)
Plugable USB-BT4LE (USB, Bluetooth 4.0)
Lenovo Dual Mode WL Touch Mouse N700 (Mouse, Wireless, Bluetooth, USB)
Logitech MX Master (Mouse, USB, Wireless)
Belkin F7D1101 (USB, WiFi)
D-Link DCS-930L (IP Camera, CCTV, WiFi, 802.11n)
HP Officejet Pro 6830 (All-In-One, Inkjet Printer, Wireless)
Asus PCE-N15 (PCIe, 802.11n, 300Mbits, Wps)
Asus USB-N53 (802.11n USB WiFi Adapter, Dual Band 2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps)
Netgear A6200-100PES (900Mbps, USB 2.0, 802.11ac)
Netgear WNDA4100 N900 (WiFi, Dual Band 2,4GHz/5GHz, USB, 2×450 Mbit/s)
Please use the comment section to submit corrections to the article as well as relevant excerpts of
Furthermore, use the section for the exchange of experiences with this hardware component or search for configuration help from other owners of this hardware.