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rtl8187 - Realtek RTL8187L/RTL8187B mac80211 driver
The rtl8187 driver is a FOSS mac80211 driver for RTL8187L and RTL8187B. Rtl8187 is part of the official Linux kernel. Starting with 2.6.27, this driver is supported by aircrack-ng.
To use the driver with aircrack-ng, it's recommended that you apply the following patch:
- 2.6.29 and up: http://patches.aircrack-ng.org/mac80211-2.6.29-fix-tx-ctl-no-ack-retry-count.patch (this should also fix p54)
- wireless-testing/compat-wireless: No patch needed, fixed upstream.
In addition, apply the latest mac80211 frag+ack patch.
If you have r8187/r8187b installed, don't forget to blacklist it before using this driver.
Just a reminder that if you are using the Compat-Wireless version, then only the fragmentation is required since the other changes are already included. This forum posting provides an excellent description of how to install the compat-wireless software.