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Interface: USB

USB 2.0
Connector: Female Mini-B
Form factor tags: corded (modular) adapter

ID: 0bda:8187 (16 addl. devices)
Windows: USB\VID_0BDA&PID_8187

FCC ID: none available

WI1 chip1: Realtek RTL8187L

WI1 chip2: Realtek RTL8225

Additional chips
2.4GHz Power Amplifier IC;Richwave;RTC6691H;626, 691H, 119;1;

Probable Linux driver
rtl8187 (in backports)
USB ID first seen in kernel v2.6.23 (2007-10-09)
(see also passys)

Windows driver
possibly see Realtek's website

Antenna connector: RP-SMA


OUI: 00:0F:04

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

802.11g High Power Wireless USB Adapter

There are likely many different boards used within these things and chipsets may potentially vary. A good number (.. including this one) may possibly be counterfeit / fake.

The one shown in this entry would seem to be from whatever group made / sold the Wifly-City stuff

The label states the CoO as Taiwan.. but that may be questionable for some.

The URL on the adapter is It's long since perma-down, but it's still available via

Additional external links[edit]


Additional info[edit]

dmesg dump[edit]

usb 3-2: new high-speed USB device number 15 using xhci_hcd
usb 3-2: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=8187
usb 3-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 3-2: Product: RTL8187_Wireless
usb 3-2: Manufacturer: Manufacturer_Realtek_RTL8187_
usb 3-2: SerialNumber: 000F04B288BB
ieee80211 phy12: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
ieee80211 phy12: hwaddr 00:0f:04:b2:88:bb, RTL8187vB (default) V1 + rtl8225z2, rfkill mask 2
rtl8187: Customer ID is 0x00
rtl8187: wireless switch is on