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wifi card Realtek RTL8187L (Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8187 Wireless Adapter)
model: Realtek RTL8187L (Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8187 Wireless Adapter)(model id: 137)
possible other names of the device:
RPC-WU1420B Wireless 820.11b/g USB Adapter
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8187 Wireless Adapter
Alfa AWUS036H 802.11b/g Long-Range USB Adapter
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
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Parabola GNU/Linux
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does it work with free software?
free driver used:

Everything works out of the box with 100% free kernels.

Note: Another user describes a slow and inestable internet conexion with free driver rtl8187, compared with ndiswrapper+winXP drivers. Tested with kernel 2.6.38, distro Trisquel 5.0.

Works with Guix System with the 5.4.27-gnu Linuk kernel, but the performance is very poor. A second adapter I had to compare could validate Internet speeds of 15 Mbps while this RTL8187 adapter (the one shipped with an Asus P5W DH Deluxe motherboard) could barely sustain 1 or 2 Mbps.

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