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Availability: common

Manuf (OEM/ODM): Edimax EW-7622PIn

FCC approval date: 27 April 2011
(Est.) release date: 06 June 2011
UPC: 610839379774 (UPC DB, On eBay)
Country of manuf.: China

Amazon image

B0053GR2YI (Flag of the United States.svg, On Amazon, On CCC)

Interface: PCIe

ID: 10ec:8178 (2 addl. devices) SS: 1043:84b6
Windows: PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8178&SUBSYS_84B61043

WI1 chip1: Realtek RTL8192CE

Windows driver
possibly see Realtek's website

Antenna connector: RP-SMA

bgn, 2x2:2

OUI: none specified

Edimax EW-7622PInNDD9576221103

For a list of all currently documented Realtek chipsets with specifications, see Realtek.

Wireless-N300 PCI Express Adapter

Product page

"1244-00000775-50Z_ES" (or something) is silkscreened on the board in the FCC photos.

OEM: Edimax EW-7622PIn

Linux driver

The PCIe wireless card bases on the Realtek RTL8188CE (1x1x1 ?) chipset.

This chipset is supported by the Linux kernel since version 2.6.38-2
and recognized by the kernel in the following way:


03:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
  RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter (rev 01) [10ec:8178]
  Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:84b6]

The PCE-N15 is controlled by the kernel module rtl8192ce

This drivers is loaded automatically by the kernel:
rtl8192ce 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
rtl8192ce 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
rtl8192ce: Using firmware rtlwifi/rtl8192cfw.bin
ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'rtl_rc'
rtlwifi: wireless switch is on

Furthermore, Realtek provides the kernel module for download at their homepage.

To compile this driver under Ubuntu the following packages have
to be installed first: linux-headers-generic and build-essential.
Afterwards, the driver can be unpacked and compiled:
sudo su
make clean
make install

Unfortunately, the quality of the Linux driver seems to be low and several Linux user experience

disconnctions and other problems with the WiFi card or the RTL8188CE chipset.

As a remedy it is suggested to deactivate the hardware encryption of the card.

In this case, the module has to be loaded by the kernel with additional
options, which can be given in the file /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8192ce.conf:
options rtl8192ce ips=0 fwlps=0 swenc=1