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PRISM Models


and compatibles

A guide to the often confusing world of early 802.11 network adapters. Besides, they are all "functionally equivalent." YEAH! RIGHT!

Note on FCC ID and ODM/OEM info:
FCC ID listed has been verified via «FCC OET Database» . ODM/OEM info is often printed on the circuit board or included in the FCC data. ODM/OEM data can not be 100% verified. It would not be unusual to find more than one ODM/OEM per product.
NOTE: It may be illegal to use cards marked with an invalid FCC ID in the US.
High power cards (>100mW) are intended for OEM use and the FCC requires that these cards MUST NOT work in Laptop PCs.
There are hundreds of "branded" PRISM models. This list covers only the fraction that have been verified as being PRISM based or often confused with similar PRISM models. "Everybody" made a PRISM WLAN adapter at one time or another:)

Appearance on this list DOES NOT imply that the NetBSD wi(4) driver directly supports the adapter. Some adjustments may be necessary.

PCI / MINI PCI  (3)Lucent chipset  (4)PRISM 3 no FLASH   (5)non-PRISM but supported  (6)unsupported
Manufacturer Model Revision Hardware FCC-ID ODM/OEM
3Com
(0x0101)
Airconnect
3CRDW696
PCI
A PRISM 2.5 «MXF-C910729» Gemtek WL360F
Identical to D-Link DWL-520 V.A
(RP-SMA)
 
Airconnect
3CRWE737A
(0x0001)
(2)Symbol MAC ?
PRISM II ?
«DF63CRWE73796» Symbol LA4121
«H9PLA4121»

AboCom
WB1500
PRISM 2.5 «MQ4WB1K5»

Acer
Warplink
2411
PRISM II «NKRWLANWARPLINKP» Acer NeWeb Corp.
(Wistron NeWeb Corp.)

ActionTec 802MIP
MINI PCI
PRISM 2.5 «LNQ-802MIP» 56k modem?

Adaptec AWN-8030 PRISM 2.5

Addtron AWP-100 PRISM II «LLM002WL11000-1» s Eumitcomm WL11000
(SMA pads)

AirVast WN100 (4)PRISM 3 «QDWAB008WN100»

Alvarion
(0x0268)
BreezeNet DS
(0x0001)
(3)Lucent Hermes «IMRWLPCE24H» Lucent/Agere

AmbiCom WL1100B
(1)(LH)
PRISM 2.5 INVALID:
NI3-2511CD-PLUS
prob: «NI3-2511CD»
Senao SL-2511CD

Ambit T60H424
MINI PCI
PRISM 2.5 «MCLT60H424» Hon Hai
Same pc-board as T60H418
T60H786
MINI PCI
PRISM 3? «MCLT60H786» used in Sony Laptop
also sold as
Anatel/IBM 39T0384

Askey WLC010 PRISM 2 «H8NWLC010D53» s
WLC020 PRISM 2.5 «H8NWLC020»

Avaya
World Card
Gold
(3)Lucent Hermes «IMRWLPCE24H» Lucent/Agere

Belkin
(see SMC)
F5D6001 PCI 1xxx PRISM 2.5 «HEDWN3201CACC» Accton WN3201C
Accton WN3101 mini-PCI + adapter
(RP-SMA)
2xxx (5a)ADM8211 «K7SF5D6002» Accton WN3201D
Identical to SMC2602W ver 2
(RP-SMA)
3xxx (5b)RTL8180 «NDD9571260303» Edimax EW-7126
(RP-SMA)
 
F5D6020 ver. 1 PRISM II «K7SF5D6020» Eumitcomm WL11000
(SMA pads)
ver. 2 (6a)Atmel «K7SF5D6021» Accton WN3301A
ver. 3
CardBus
(5b)RTL8180 «NDD9571060301» s Edimax EW7106PC

Buffalo
WLI-PCM-L11GP (3)Lucent Hermes «IMRWLPCE2411R» Lucent/Agere

Compaq
(0x0138)
HNW-100 PRISM II ? «MXF-WL211F» Gemtek WL211F
WL100
(0x0002)
PRISM II «E2XSWL-2000N» Samsung SWL-2000N
(MMCX pads)
WL110 (3)Lucent Hermes «IMRWLPCE24H» Lucent/Agere
(MMCX ?)

? Corega PCC-11 PRISM II ODM/OEM for Motorola ?

Crewave
CW-1100 PRISM II «PFTCW-1100»

D-Link DWL-520 PCI A PRISM 2.5 «MXF-C901005» Gemtek WL-360F
Identical to 3Com 3CRDW696
(RP-SMA)
B PRISM 2.5 «M4Y-06260» Z Com XI-626
Identical to Netgear MA311 rev A
(RP-SMA)
C (5a)ADM8211 «KA2DWL-520C1» AboCom WP2000 MQ4WP2K
(RP-SMA)
D (5b)RTL-8180 «KA22002060010-2» may not transmit
see «rtw(4)»
(RP-SMA)
E (4)PRISM 3 «KA22003070027-1» No flash ROM
 
DWL-650 A1 PRISM II «MXF-WL211F» GemTek WL211F Rev 02
(MMCX pads)
J3
(1)(LH)
PRISM 2.5 MXF-WL211F GemTek WL211F Rev 15
(MMCX pads)
K1 (ver 2)
CardBus
(5a)ADM8211 ?
L
CardBus
(5a)ADM8211 «KA2DWL-650V2» AboCom WB2000
M1 (ver 3)
CardBus
(5b)RTL8180 «KA22002060009-1» s WCB-B13
Elecom LD-WL11/PCCL ?
P (ver 4)
(0x000b,
0x7110)
(4)PRISM 3 «KA22003070026-1» 8WPMB13 ?
(has site for Flash but no chip)

Dell
TrueMobile
1150
(3)Lucent Hermes «IMRWLPCE24H» Lucent/Agere

Dmarc Tech
DTG
Reliawave
DT-ZM-200mW-WC
Prism 2.5 «QGK-DT200» Z Com XI-325H
«M4Y-0325H»
200 mW
Reliawave
DT-ZM-370mW-WC
Prism 2.5 «M4Y-325H2» Z Com XI-325H2
370 mW
OEM use ONLY! Not for Laptop use.

Entarasys
RoamAbout (3)Lucent Hermes «IMRWLPCE24H» Lucent/Agere

Farallon SkyLINE
PN473
PRISM II ? «MXF-WL211F» Gemtek WL211F

? Fujitsu WL110 PRISM II

Gateway WBM-120 (4)PRISM 3 «MXF-C910325» Gemtek WL613F

Gemtek WL-350F
MINI PCI
PRISM 2.5 «MXF-M900821» Intersil ISL37400M mini-PCI
Gemtek

HP
150WL (3)Lucent Hermes «IMRWLPCE2411R» Lucent/Agere

IBM IBM MiniPCI adapters FCC ID assigned per ThinkPad model.
22P7701
MINI PCI
ThinkPad models: T30, X30, R32
Prism 2.5 ? includes AC'97 Modem
FRU: 26P8437, 26P8442, 26P8437, 26P8518, 91P7215
26P8030 (3)Lucent Hermes «IMRWLPCE24H» Lucent/Agere
FRU: 22P4592

26P8056
MINI PCI
ThinkPad models: A30, A30p, A31, A31p, R30, R31, R32, T23, T30, X22, X23, X24
PRISM 2.5 ActionTec 802MIP
«LNQ-802MIP»
Card says ISL37400M
includes Smart Link Modem
FRU: 12P3637, 12P3657, 26P8092, 26P8160, 26P8294, 26P8295, 26P8472, 91P7661
model ?
39T0384 ?
MINI PCI
ThinkPad models: G40, R40, R40e
PRISM 3 ? ActionTec/Ambit ?
FRU: 26P8421, 91P7261

icom Wavemaster
SL-11
SL-1100
SL-1105
PRISM II/2.5 ? «AFJSL-1105»

Intel
(0x0089)
Pro Wireless 2011
(0x0001)
(2)Symbol MAC ?
PRISM 2.5 ?
«PD9PCC2011BWLAN» Symbol LA4131
«H9PLA4131P»

Intersil
(Reference
Designs)
HWB3163 PRISM II «OSZ3163B1» Delta Networks
ISL3730xP PRISM 2.5 «OSZ37300PC»
«OSZ37305P»
Delta Networks
ISL3740xM
MINI PCI
PRISM 2.5 «OSZ37400M» Delta Networks
ISL3710xP (4)PRISM 3 «OSZ37101P-10»
«OSZ37105P»
«OSZ37106P»
Delta Networks
ISL3720xM
MINI PCI
(4)PRISM 3 «OSZ37200M-10» Delta Networks

Linksys
(0x0274)
WM11 (4)PRISM 3 «PKW-WM11» BroMax WM302
«O6M-WM302»
(RP-MMCX)
 
WMP11 PCI (version 1) PRISM 2.5 «PKW-WMP11» Intersil ISL37400M mini-PCI
Amtron MW251
(RP-SMA)
Be very careful! Version 2.7 and 4 cards do not have open source drivers.
2.7 Broadcom
(6b)BCM4307
PKW-WMP11-27 Amtron MW-300
(RP-SMA)
4 InproComm
(6c)IPN2120
Q87-WMP11V4 Amtron MW-302
(RP-SMA)
 
WPC11 (ver. 1 ?)
(1)(LH)
PRISM II «O7J-GL2411010700» s Global Sun Communications
GL 241101
(Optional U.Fl Jack)
ver. 2.5 PRISM 2.5 INVALID:
PKW-WPC11-V2
prob: «PKW-WPC11-V29»
Intersil ISL37305P
BroMax WE250
«O6M-WE250»
ver. 3
(0x1613)
(4)PRISM 3 «PKW-WPC11-V3»
«PKW-WPC11-V31»
BroMax WE300
«O6M-WE300»
ver. 4
CardBus
(5b)RTL8180 «PKW-WPC11-V4» BroMax WE302R
«O6M-WE302R»

LG LW2150N (4)PRISM 3 «MXF-C910325» Gemtek WL613F

Lucent
Orinoco Silver
Gold
(3)Lucent Hermes «IMRWLPCE24H» Lucent/Agere

Microsoft MN520 PRISM 2.5 «HEDACC3501D68» Accton WN3301F made by
Delta Networks

Netgear MA311 PCI A PRISM 2.5 «M4Y-06260» Z Com XI-626
Identical to DWL-520 V.B
(RP-SMA)
 
MA401 rev. A ?
Ver 2 ?
PRISM II «PD5LMWP100» s Delta Networks
(SMA pads)
rev. B ?
Ver 2.5 ?
PRISM 2.5 «PD5LMWP200» Delta Networks
rev. D ?
Ver 2.5 ?
(4)PRISM 3 «PY3MA401RD» Delta Networks

No Wires Needed P/N 10430109 Rev A2 PRISM 2.5 ?
NWN MAC ?
«OGD10430200» Gemtek WL-211 Rev 11

Nokia
C110
C111
PRISM II ? «ORE-C110-C111» integrated smart
card reader

Proxim Skyline PRISM II «PD5LMWP100» Delta Networks LM-WP100
RangeLAN-DS PRISM II «M4Y-XI-300» Z Com XI-300
Proxim made a number of RangeLAN products that are NOT 802.11b. Beware!

Samsung
(0x0250)
SWL-2000
(0x0002)
PRISM II «E2XSWL-2000N» Samsung
SWL-2100 PRISM 2.5 E2XSWL-2100N Samsung

Seimens Speedstream
SS-1021
(v 1) PRISM II «LLM002WL11000-1» s Eumitcomm WL11000
(SMA pads)
(v 2)
CardBus
(6d)TI ACX100 «O6M-WE302TF» Bromax WE-302TF

Senao
(EnGenius)
NL-2511CD PRISM 2.5 «NI3-2511CD» Senao SL-2511CD

SMC
(Accton /
Eumitcomm)
SMC2532W B PRISM 2.5 «M4Y-0325H» Z Com XI-325H (100mW)
(RP-MMCX)
B (V. 2) (4)PRISM 3 «M4Y-XI330HP» Z-Com XI-330HP
 
SMC2632W V. 1 PRISM II «LLM002WL11000-1» s Eumitcomm WL11000
(SMA pads)
V. 2 (6a)Atmel «HEDACC2632WV2» Eumitcom WN3301H
V. 3
CardBus
(5b)RTL8180

Symbol LA4121 (2)Symbol MAC ?
PRISM II ?
«H9PLA4121» Symbol
LA4131 (2)Symbol MAC ?
PRISM 2.5 ?
«H9PLA4131P» Symbol

Toko TMW1008 PRISM 2.5 «NUSTMW1008» s OEM for Epson, NEC

Uniden PCW300 (v1) PRISM 2.5 INVALID:
«PD5LMWU300»
Delta Networks LM-WU300 ?
Must be wrong
LM-WU300 is USB model
v2
CardBus
(5b)RTL8180 «PD5LMWB200R» Delta Networks LM-WB200R

USR USR2410 PRISM II «LLM002WL11000-1» s Eumitcomm WL11000
(SMA pads)

YDI
Diamond Card (3)Lucent Hermes «NM5-A2400S» YDI

Z Com
(Elsa /
Zcommax)
(0xd601)
XI-300
(0x0002)
PRISM II «M4Y-XI-300» Z Com
XI-325
(0x0005)
PRISM 2.5 «M4Y-000325» Z Com
H PRISM 2.5 «M4Y-0325H» Z Com (100mW)
(RP-MMCX)
HP PRISM 2.5 INVALID:
M4Y-XI-325HP
Z Com (300mW ?)
(RP-MMCX)
It may be illegal to use the XI-325-HP cards in the US.
XI-330
HP (4)PRISM 3 «M4Y-XI330HP» Z-Com
(RP-MMCX ?)

  1. (LH) Some cards use the same Manufacturer and Product ID as Lucent for their Hermes based cards. Oops!
  2. These cards are listed as using a Symbol MAC chip, however the hardware pictures show a Harris HFA3841 PRISM II MAC on the LA4121 and an Intersil ISL3873 PRISM 2.5 MAC on the LA4131.
  3. The PRISM chipset was designed to be a superset of the Lucent Hermes. These Lucent Hermes based cards will also work with the «wi(4)» driver.
  4. PRISM 3 cards marked in yellow are known to require firmware download -- the cards do not include firmware in flash. The only PRISM 3 model known to work with NetBSD is the BroMax WE300 / Linksys WPC11 Ver. 3.
  5. These nearly identical cards are incompatible with PRISM drivers.
    1. ADMtek ADM8211 is supported on CardBus and PCI systems by the NetBSD «atw(4)» driver. ADMtek says that the ADM8211 cannot act as an access point.
    2. RealTek RTL8180L is supported on CardBus and PCI systems by the NetBSD «rtw(4)» driver.
  6. These nearly identical cards currently have no open source drivers.
    1. Atmel chipset is currently unsupported.
    2. Broadcom BCM4307 is currently unsupported.
    3. InproComm IPN2120 is currently unsupported.
    4. TI ACX100 is currently unsupported.


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