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Cards that used the Realtek RTL8180 use the rtl8180 driver, available in portage as rtl8180.

The following cards are known to use this chipset:

  • DWL-510
  • DWL-610

For specific modules and revisions, please see the rtl8180 driver site linked above.

At this writing, rtl8180-0.24-r1 supports only 802.11b and WEP. It also supports monitor mode and thus kismet.

Does not work with WPA Supplicant, but as a updated version of rtl8180 made it into the kernel (>=2.6.25), wpa is supported.

The driver can set cards into master-mode (tested with MA521).

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