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TP-Link TL-WN861N WLAN N (Mini-PCI Adapter, 300 Mbps)

Network 802.11n, PCI Mini Card, TP-Link, WiFi

TP-Link TL-WN861N WLAN N (Mini-PCI Adapter, 300 Mbps)
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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.


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:
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Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 4.4.0-41-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 01/10/2016
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 4.4.0-38-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 16/09/2016
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 4.4.0-37-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 10/09/2016
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 4.4.0-36-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 29/08/2016
Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS 3.13.0-93-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 29/07/2016

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