EDIMAX EW-7718 wireless card

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markryde

18-02-2009 15:45:10

Hello,
I am thinking to buy this Ralink-based wireless card
EW-7718 nMax Wireless 802.11n (Mimo) USB
see http//www.edimax.com/en/produce_detail ... &pd_id=223

Now, the link from the venodr link above has a download area with linux source
code. I downloaded it, and it shows four folders
RT2860_RT2890_RT2760
RT2870_RT2770
RT61
RT73

So, first I am confused which of these four drivers is the one?
Second does anybody have any experience with this wireless cards?
AFAFIK, in the wireless-testing there is still no support for working
with 802.11n with Ralink drivers. Could it be that in the vendor site
there is support for for 802.11n for this wireless card?

Regards,
Mark

Spy84464

18-02-2009 17:56:52

Hello,
be aware that some manufacturers change the chip of their product without notice or version bumb, and since they usually do not label the name of the chip on the box, it is pretty hard to know until you get the product in your hands.
Anyway, it looks like Edimax packed all Ralink's drivers in a single tarball, it is definitely not RT61 nor RT2860_RT2890_RT2760, since they are PCI products, not USB.
On a side note, please keep in mind that we cannot offer support for these drivers as they are provided by Ralink, not us.

Regards,
Romain

markryde

19-02-2009 06:40:07

Hello,
Well, first this leaves us with only RT2870_RT2770 and RT73.

I looked inside RT73 and RT2870_RT2770 folders, and both folders has a file
named "for Edimax product.txt".
In RT73, it says
"for EW-7318Ug, EW-7318USg, EW-7618Ug"

In RT2870_RT2770, it says
"for EW-7717Un, EW-7718Un".

Since, as I said before, I have EW-7718 , then I should have the RT2870_RT2770
driver. (which is a USB driver). I looked inside the Ralink RT2870_RT2770 driver
and saw that it **does not** have support for 802.11n.

Now, my question is
1) Do you also develop a driver for RT2870_RT2770?
2) Do you have or intend to have support for 8021.n in the near future?

Regards,
MarkR

IvD

19-02-2009 08:12:43


Since, as I said before, I have EW-7718 , then I should have the RT2870_RT2770
driver. (which is a USB driver). I looked inside the Ralink RT2870_RT2770 driver
and saw that it **does not** have support for 802.11n.
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The rt2870 drivers as released by Ralink (and which should have been provided by Edimax) have support for 11n.


1) Do you also develop a driver for RT2870_RT2770?
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Yes, use the search button to find the countless topics on these drivers.


2) Do you have or intend to have support for 8021.n in the near future?
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Use the same search button (and same search results) to have this question answered as well.