The urtwn driver supports USB 2.0 wireless network devices based on
Realtek RTL8188CUS, RTL8188CE-VAU, RTL8188RU and RTL8192CU chipsets.
The RTL8188CUS is a highly integrated 802.11n adapter that combines a
MAC, a 1T1R capable baseband and an RF in a single chip. It operates in
the 2GHz spectrum only. The RTL8188RU is a high-power variant of the
RTL8188CUS. The RTL8188CE-VAU is a PCI Express Mini Card adapter that
attaches to the USB interface.
The RTL8192CU is a highly integrated multiple-in, multiple-out (MIMO)
802.11n adapter that combines a MAC, a 2T2R capable baseband and an RF in
a single chip. It operates in the 2GHz spectrum only.
These are the modes the urtwn driver can operate in:
BSS mode Also known as infrastructure mode, this is used when
associating with an access point, through which all
traffic passes. This mode is the default.
monitor mode In this mode the driver is able to receive packets without
associating with an access point. This disables the
internal receive filter and enables the card to capture
packets from networks which it wouldn't normally have
access to, or to scan for access points.
The urtwn driver can be configured to use Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK). WPA is the de facto
encryption standard for wireless networks. It is strongly recommended
that WEP not be used as the sole mechanism to secure wireless
communication, due to serious weaknesses in it.
The urtwn driver can be configured at runtime with ifconfig(8) or on boot
The urtwn driver was written by Damien Bergamini <firstname.lastname@example.org>