VisiWave CheckAdapter

VisiWave CheckAdapter is a free utility for testing the compatibility of your wireless hardware with VisiWave Site Survey. Using this utility, you can simply and easily determine if your wireless adapter is supported on a Windows laptop computer.

Download and Requirements

You can freely download CheckAdapter by visiting our Download page.

CheckAdapter runs on Windows XP/Vista/7/8.

Supported Adapters

Presented here is a partial list of the wireless adapters that are supported by VisiWave Site Survey. The list is always growing and just because your adapter isn't listed here, doesn't mean it won't work with VisiWave. Download our CheckAdapter application to test out your wireless adapter. Please post your results to VisiWave to help grow this list.

If your wireless adapter isn't working, make sure you read the help that is provided within the CheckAdapter utility.

The table lists the wireless adapter name and whether it is supported under Windows XP or Windows Vista/7/8. For Vista, 7, and 8, the scan rate is also reported. This shows how fast, on average, you can collect data using each adapter.

Wireless Adapter (blank = unknown) XP Support Vista/7/8
Scan Rate
11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter 3.1 secs
11b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter II 1.1 secs
150Mbps Wireless 802.11b/g/n Nano USB Adapter 1.0 secs
1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter 2.3 secs
2 x 2 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card-Adapter 3.4 secs
2x2 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter 3.8 secs
2x2 11b/g/n Wireless LAN M.2 Adapter 1.7 secs
802.11 USB Wireless LAN Card 2.5 secs
802.11g MiniPCI Wireless Adapter 1.9 secs
802.11n USB draadloze LAN-kaart 2.2 secs
802.11n USB Wireless LAN CardYes2.7 secs
802.11n Wireless LAN CardYes1.7 secs
802.11n-Drahtlos-LAN-Karte 1.8 secs
Adaptador de red Broadcom 802.11nYes2.3 secs
Adaptador de rede Broadcom 802.11b/g 3.8 secs
Adaptador de rede Broadcom 802.11n 0.9 secs
Adaptador WiFi Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11b g n 1.1 secs
ASUS 802.11n Network Adapter 1.9 secs
ASUS USB-N14 802.11n Wireless USB Adapter 2.3 secs
ASUS USB-N53 802.11a/b/g/n Network Adapter 3.7 secs
Atheros 11n Wireless Network Adapter 1.2 secs
Atheros AR2427 Wireless Network Adapter 6.2 secs
Atheros AR5004X Wireless Network Adapter 10.0 secs
Atheros AR5005G Wireless Network AdapterYes 
Atheros AR5006EG Wireless Network AdapterYes 
Atheros AR5006X Wireless Network AdapterYes 
Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter 2.9 secs
Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network AdapterYes4.6 secs
Atheros AR5007UG Wireless Network Adapter 2.6 secs
Atheros AR5008X Wireless Network Adapter 7.8 secs
Atheros AR5009 802.11a/g/n WiFi Adapter 9.4 secs
Atheros AR5B125 Wireless Network Adapter 1.0 secs
Atheros AR5B93 Wireless Network AdapterYes2.2 secs
Atheros AR5B95 Wireless Network Adapter 3.2 secs
Atheros AR5B97 Wireless Network Adapter 4.3 secs
Atheros AR5BWB225 Wireless Network Adapter 1.4 secs
Atheros AR6003 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi Adapter 2.9 secs
Atheros AR7015 Wireless Network Adapter 1.6 secs
Atheros AR9002WB-1NG Wireless Network Adapter 1.8 secs
Atheros AR9271 Wireless Network AdapterYes2.6 secs
Atheros AR9280 Wireless Network Adapter 9.8 secs
Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi AdapterYes1.7 secs
Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter 2.5 secs
Atheros AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter 1.0 secs
Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter 3.5 secs
Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter 1.4 secs
Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter 1.8 secs
Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter 1.2 secs
Atheros Wireless Network Adapter 2.9 secs
BCM43142 Wireless Network Adapter 0.7 secs
Belkin 54g Wireless USB Network Adapter 2.2 secs
Belkin USB Wireless Adaptor 1.0 secs
Belkin Wireless Adapter 2.9 secs
Belkin Wireless G USB Network Adapter 1.3 secs
Broadcom 4313 (802.11b/g/n) 1.6 secs
Broadcom 4313 802.11b/g/nYes2.0 secs
Broadcom 4313GN 802.11b/g/n 1x1 Wi-Fi Adapter 1.4 secs
Broadcom 4313GN 802.11b/g/n 1x1 Wi-Fi-adapter 1.5 secs
Broadcom 4321AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi AdapterYes9.1 secs
Broadcom 43224AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi AdapterYes3.7 secs
Broadcom 43224AGN 802.11a/b/g/n 2x2 Wi-Fi AdapterYes 
Broadcom 43225 (802.11b/g/n) 4.7 secs
Broadcom 4322AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi AdapterYes8.0 secs
Broadcom 802.11 Multiband Network Adapter 3.3 secs
Broadcom 802.11a/b/g WLANYes1.9 secs
Broadcom 802.11abgn Wireless SDIO Adapter 4.4 secs
Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN 0.5 secs
Broadcom 802.11bgn Wireless SDIO Adapter 1.8 secs
Broadcom 802.11g Network AdapterYes0.7 secs
Broadcom 802.11n Network AdapterYes2.4 secs
Broadcom 802.11n-Netzwerkadapter 3.8 secs
Broadcom BCM943228HM4L 802.11a/b/g/n 2x2 WiFi Adapter 3.5 secs
Broadcom BCM943228HMB 802.11abgn 2x2 Wi-Fi Adapter 3.5 secs
BT Voyager 1065 Laptop AdapterYes 
BUFFALO WLI-UC-AG300N Wireless LAN Adapter 3.6 secs
Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g Wireless AdapterYes 
Compact Wireless-G USB AdapterYes2.8 secs
Compact Wireless-G USB Network Adapter  
Compact Wireless-G USB Network Adapter with SpeedBooster ver.2 1.0 secs
D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G122 Wireless Adapter(rev.E)Yes10.0 secs
D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Adapter(rev.B) 5.1 secs
D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Adapter(rev.C)Yes 
D-Link DWA-125 Wireless N 150 USB Adapter(rev.A2)Yes 
D-Link DWA-131 Wireless N Nano USB AdapterYes 
D-Link DWA-140 RangeBooster N-USB-Adapter 2.0 secs
D-Link DWA-140 Wireless N USB Adapter(rev.B3)Yes 
D-Link DWA-160 Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter(rev.A)Yes4.1 secs
D-Link DWA-160 Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter(rev.A2) 2.6 secs
D-Link DWA-160 Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter(rev.B) 3.9 secs
D-Link DWA-160 Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter(rev.B2) 5.7 secs
D-Link DWA-182 Wireless AC Dual Band USB Adapter 1.5 secs
D-Link DWA-525 Wireless N 150 Desktop Adapter 1.4 secs
D-Link DWA-547 RangeBooster N650 Desktop Adapter 4.5 secs
D-Link WDA-1320 Desktop Adapter 2.2 secs
D-Link Wireless G DWA-110 USB Adapter 1.8 secs
Dell draadloze 1397 WLAN-Mini-kaart 0.5 secs
Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-CardYes1.6 secs
Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card 2.1 secs
Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-CardYes0.9 secs
Dell Wireless 1490 Dual Band WLAN Mini-CardYes3.4 secs
Dell Wireless 1504 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) 1.1 secs
Dell Wireless 1505 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-CardYes6.8 secs
Dell Wireless 1506 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) 1.0 secs
Dell Wireless 1510 Wireless-N WLAN Mini-Card 2.8 secs
Dell Wireless 1520 Wireless-N WLAN Mini-Card 1.1 secs
Dell Wireless 1538 802.11 a/g/n Adapter 3.6 secs
Dell Wireless 1540 802.11a/g/n (2,4 GHz/5 GHz) 5.5 secs
Dell Wireless 1540 802.11a/g/n (2.4GHz/5GHz) 3.1 secs
Dell Wireless 1701 802.11b/g/n 0.6 secs
Dell Wireless 1702 802.11b/g/n 1.0 secs
Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b g n (2.4GHz) 1.2 secs
Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) 0.8 secs
Dell Wireless 1704 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz) 1.4 secs
Dell Wireless 1705 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHZ) 1.4 secs
DW1501 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini CardYes1.6 secs
DW1503 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card 0.4 secs
DW1520 Wireless-N Half-Mini Card 3.3 secs
DW1520 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card 3.2 secs
Edimax AC1200 Wireless LAN USB Adapter 1.6 secs
Edimax nLite Wireless USB Adapter 2.0 secs
Ekahau NIC-54 802.11a/b/g Wireless Network AdapterYes 
EnGenius 1T1R Mini Wireless USB Dongle 1.8 secs
EnGenius 802.11 a/b/g/n Wireless USB Adapter 5.7 secs
FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick AC 430 4.1 secs
FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick N 3.0 secs
FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick N v2 5.0 secs
Gigabyte GN-WS50G (mini) PCI-E WLAN CardYes 
Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6200 AGNYes5.4 secs
Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6200 AGN - McAfee Core NDIS Intermediate Filter Yes 
Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6205Yes5.1 secs
Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6205S 5.9 secs
Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6230 5.6 secs
Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6235 4.2 secs
Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6250 AGN 5.4 secs
Intel(R) Centrino(R) Ultimate-N 6300 AGN 5.2 secs
Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 1000 1.3 secs
Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 1030 1.1 secs
Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 130 1.1 secs
Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 135 1.0 secs
Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2200 0.9 secs
Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230 0.9 secs
Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 6150 1.1 secs
Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 3.6 secs
Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 3.4 secs
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network ConnectionYes3.3 secs
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection 1.7 secs
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network ConnectionYes3.5 secs
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection - Kerio ControlYes 
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection - McAfee Core NDIS IntermediateYes 
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG-Netzwerkverbindung 3.9 secs
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection 1.0 secs
Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000 BGNYes1.0 secs
Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100Yes 
Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGNYes5.4 secs
Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN - McAfee Core NDIS Intermediate Filter MiniportYes 
Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGNYes5.4 secs
Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGYes3.3 secs
Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGNYes3.0 secs
Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 5100Yes5.4 secs
Intel(R) Wireless-N 7260 0.6 secs
Karta Broadcom 4321AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi Adapter 6.4 secs
Karta Dell Wireless 1490 Dual Band WLAN Mini-CardYes 
Killer Wireless-N 1202 (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 3.8 secs
LAN-Express AS IEEE 802.11g PCI-E Adapter 3.6 secs
Liaison WiFi Intel(R) 5100 AGN 6.4 secs
Liaison WiFi Intel(R) 5300 AGN 10.0 secs
Liaison WiFi sans fil Intel(R) 4965AG 4.2 secs
Linksys AE1000 4.1 secs
Linksys AE2500Yes4.7 secs
Linksys AE3000Yes5.3 secs
Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter 1.9 secs
Linksys Wireless-G PCI Network Adapter with SpeedBoosterYes 
Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter 2.1 secs
Linksys WUSB600N Wireless-N USB Adapter with Dual-Band ver. 2 3.6 secs
Linksys WUSB600N Wireless-N USB Network Adapter with Dual-Band ver. 2 3.4 secs
Linksys WUSB6300 4.2 secs
Marvell AVASTAR 350N Wireless Network Controller 4.6 secs
Marvell TOPDOG (TM) PCI-Express 802.11n Wireless (EC85) 4.0 secs
NETGEAR A6200 WiFi Adapter 1.4 secs
NETGEAR WAG511 802.11a/b/g Dual Band Wireless PC CardYes 
NETGEAR WG111v2 54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter 1.2 secs
NETGEAR WG111v3 54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 AdapterYes 
NETGEAR WG111v3 Wireless-G USB Adapter 1.6 secs
NETGEAR WG511v2 54 Mbps Wireless PC CardYes 
NETGEAR WNA1000M N150 Wireless USB Micro Adapter 1.0 secs
NETGEAR WNA1100 N150 Wireless USB Adapter 0.9 secs
NETGEAR WNA1100 Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter 7.9 secs
NETGEAR WNA3100 N300 Wireless USB Adapter 1.2 secs
NETGEAR WNA3100M N300 Wireless Mini USB AdapterYes 
NETGEAR WNDA3100v2 N600 Wireless Dual Band USB AdapterYes2.5 secs
NIC LAN wireless PCI-E 802.11n Realtek RTL8192SE 2.3 secs
Option GTM67x PCIe WiFi Adapter 0.7 secs
ORiNOCO 802.11a/b/g/n USB Adapter 4.3 secs
ORiNOCO 802.11n USB  3.1 secs
Proxim Wireless 8494 802.11a/b/g/n USB Adapter 2.7 secs
Qualcomm Atheros AR2427 Wireless Network Adapter 1.1 secs
Qualcomm Atheros AR5009 802.11a g n WiFi Adapter 4.0 secs
Qualcomm Atheros AR5B125 Wireless Network Adapter 1.0 secs
Qualcomm Atheros AR5B93 Wireless Network Adapter 0.7 secs
Qualcomm Atheros AR5B95 Wireless Network Adapter 1.2 secs
Qualcomm Atheros AR5B97 Wireless Network Adapter 1.3 secs
Qualcomm Atheros AR5BMD222 Wireless Network Adapter 5.4 secs
Qualcomm Atheros AR5BWB222 Wireless Network Adapter 3.4 secs
Qualcomm Atheros AR9002WB-1NG Wireless Network Adapter 0.9 secs
Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 802.11b g n WiFi Adapter 0.7 secs
Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter 1.1 secs
Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter 1.0 secs
Qualcomm Atheros AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter 1.1 secs
Qualcomm Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter 1.3 secs
Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi Adapter 4.0 secs
Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter 1.2 secs
Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter 1.3 secs
Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter 1.2 secs
Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless-netwerkadapter 1.2 secs
Qualcomm Atheros AR956x Wireless Network Adapter 2.8 secs
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter 1.2 secs
Ralink RT3090 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter 1.6 secs
Ralink RT3090 802.11n WiFi Adapter 1.6 secs
Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter 1.8 secs
Ralink RT3572 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN USB Device 7.0 secs
Ralink RT3592 802.11a/b/g/n 2x2 WiFi Adapter 2.4 secs
Ralink RT5390 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter 1.4 secs
Ralink RT5390R 802.11b/g/n 1x1 Wi-Fi Adapter 0.9 secs
Ralink RT5390R 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter 1.6 secs
Ralink RT61 Wireless LAN Card V2 1.6 secs
RangeMax Wireless-N USB Adapter WN111v2 0.8 secs
Realtek RTL8187 Wireless 802.11b/g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network AdapterYes1.1 secs
Realtek RTL8187B bezprzewodowe 802.11b/g 54Mbps USB 2.0 karta sieciowa Yes 
Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11b/g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter 1.1 secs
Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter 0.9 secs
Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n COMBO PCI-E NIC 1.2 secs
Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC 1.3 secs
Realtek RTL8188E Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC 1.7 secs
Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter 0.5 secs
Realtek RTL8188RU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB High Power Dongle 0.6 secs
Realtek RTL8188SU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter 1.3 secs
Realtek RTL8191SE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter 0.9 secs
Realtek RTL8191SE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC 1.0 secs
Realtek RTL8191SU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter 1.3 secs
Realtek RTL8192E Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NICYes 
Realtek RTL8723A Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter 1.3 secs
Realtek RTL8723AE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC 0.7 secs
Realtek RTL8723AU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter 0.8 secs
Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC 0.4 secs
RT73 USB Wireless LAN CardYes1.8 secs
SMCWUSB-G 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter 3.0 secs
Tarjeta Mini de media altura WLAN Wireless-N DW1501 1.1 secs
TL-WN321G USB Wireless AdapterYes 
TP-LINK 150Mbps Wireless Lite N AdapterYes 
TP-LINK 150Mbps Wireless N Nano USB Adapter 0.9 secs
TP-LINK N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter 7.8 secs
TP-LINK Wireless USB AdapterYes4.2 secs
TRENDnet 300Mbps Dual Band Wireless N USB Adapter 3.6 secs
Ubiquiti Networks SR-71-USB Wireless Adapter 2.3 secs
Ubiquiti SR71-C 802.11 a/b/g/n Wireless LAN AdapterYes 
Ubiquiti SR71-USB 802.11 a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Adapter 1.2 secs
VIA Technologies USB Wireless LAN Adapter 3.5 secs
WildPackets Linksys WUSB600N Wireless-N USB Network Adapter with Dual-Band ver.  3.0 secs
Wireless G USB AdapterYes7.7 secs
Wireless-G Notebook AdapterYes 
Wireless-N USB Network AdapterYes 
WLAN Broadcom 802.11b/gYes 
WN-370USB Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter 0.9 secs
ZyXEL Wireless AC USB Adapter 3.0 secs
[CommView] Atheros AR5005GS Wireless Network Adapter 3.0 secs
[CommView] Atheros AR5006X Wireless Network Adapter 3.0 secs
[CommView] Atheros AR5B91 Wireless Network Adapter 3.0 secs
[CommView] Atheros AR5B93 Wireless Network Adapter 3.0 secs
[CommView] Atheros AR5B97 Wireless Network Adapter 3.0 secs
[CommView] Atheros AR9002WB-1NG Wireless Network Adapter 2.6 secs
[CommView] Atheros AR9271 Wireless Network Adapter 1.7 secs
[CommView] Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter 2.0 secs
[CommView] Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter 2.8 secs
[CommView] Atheros AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter 3.0 secs
[CommView] ORiNOCO 802.11n USB  3.0 secs