TP-Link TL-WN551G W-LAN PCI 54 MBit
Review of Linux Compatibility
The TP-Link WiFi PCI card TL-WN551G bases on the Atheros chipset and has a detachable Antenne with SMA plug. The card has the PCI ID 168c:001a.
The TL-WN551G is fully supported by Linux since Ubuntu 8.10 and is recognized in the following way by the kernel:
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR2413 802.11bg NIC (rev 01)
The Linux kernel supports the card vie the kernel module of the Madwifi-Modul version 0.9.3, but can also be used via the ath5k module, which is provided together with most of the latest distributions.
creation date: 25/11/2012, last update: 08/08/2015 , Linux-Hardware-Guide
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