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Cisco-Linksys WMP11 (WiFi, 802.11b, PCI)

Network 802.11b, Cisco, Linksys, PCI

Cisco-Linksys WMP11 (WiFi,  802.11b, PCI)
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Review of Linux Compatibility

The WiFi PCI card WMP11 from Linksys (Cisco) exists in different version, each one having a different chipset.

Version v1 (1260:3873)

The oldest version has the PCI ID 1260:3873 and bases on the Intersil PRISM 2.5 chipset. This card is supported by the Linux kernel since kernel version 2.6.12.

Version v2.7 (14e4:4301)

The version v2.7 bases on the Broadcom chipset and has the PCI-ID 14e4:4301:

01:09.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4303 802.11b Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4301] (rev 02)
         Subsystem: Linksys WMP11 v2.7 802.11b Wireless-B PCI Adapter [1737:4301]
         Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge

and can be used under Linux via the kernel module b43 as driver. This driver is part of the Linux kernel since kernel version 2.6.17.

Version v4 (17fe:2120)

The version v4 has the PCI-ID 17fe:2120 and bases on the InProComm chipset. No Linux driver is currently available for this version. The card is identified as:

06:01.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys, A Division of Cisco Systems WMP11v4 802.11b PCI card

or as

01:06.0 Ethernet controller: InProComm Inc. IPN 2120 802.11b

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