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To identify what chipset you have, open up a terminal and type the following with super user privileges,
For PCI devices,
lspci -v | less
Then, scroll to find your wireless device and note down its details.
For example executing lspci -v you get
01:01.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless (rev 03) Subsystem: Netgear Device 6b00 Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10 Memory at fbef0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K] Memory at fbee0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K] Capabilities: <access denied>
Then the chipset for your device is a "Marvell 88w8335 Libertas 802.11b/g Wireless (rev 03)"
For PCMCIA/Cardbus devices,
For USB devices,
You can also try attaching the device, then run
Or you can also look at the file "/var/log/messages" and/or the file "/proc/bus/usb/devices"