Realtek RTL8185L 54M Wireless Network Adapter Windows, Linux, Mac OS Drivers, Utility

Realtek RTL8185L Mini-PCI Card

Realtek RTL8185L, IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Network Interface Controller.

The Realtek RTL8185L, fully complying with IEEE 802.11a/b/g specifications, is a low-profile highly integrated cost-effective Wireless LAN network interface controller that integrates a Wireless LAN MAC and a Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) baseband processor onto one chip. To reduce protocol overhead, the RTL8185L supports Short InterFrame Space (SIFS) burst mode to send packets back-to-back. A protection mechanism prevents collisions among 802.11b nodes.

Supported Device Hardware IDs:



Supported Device Name:

Realtek RTL8185 54M Wireless LAN Network Adapter
SURECOM EP-9321-g/g1 802.11g 54M WLAN PCI Adapter
SURECOM EP-9428-g 802.11g 54M WLAN CardBus Adapter

Download Realtek RTL8185L Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/Win7 Drivers, Utility:

Supports Win98SE, ME, 2000, XP 32/64bit, Vista 32/64bit, Win7 32/64bit,

Download 1, Download 2 (Version 1122, updated 2010/1/25, File size:14684k.)

Realtek RTL8185L Windows XP(32bit/64bit)/Win2000 Driver Only:

Download (Version 1114, updated 2010/1/25, File size: 747k)

Realtek RTL8185L Windows Vista(32bit/64bit) Driver Only:

Download (Version 1122, updated 2010/1/25, File size: 812k)

Realtek RTL8185L Wireless LAN Driver for WinCE:

DescriptionVersionUpdate TimeFile SizeDownload
WinCE 4.2 Driver
WinCE 5.0 Driver

Realtek RTL8185L Wireless LAN Driver for Unix /Linux:

Linux driver for kernel 2.4.X and 2.6.X10312010/1/271937kGO

Realtek RTL8185L Wireless LAN Driver for Mac OS X

MAC OS X 10.4 Driver package (UI ver. 1.4.2 )
MAC OS X 10.3 Driver package (UI ver. 1.4.2 )

13 thoughts on “Realtek RTL8185L 54M Wireless Network Adapter Windows, Linux, Mac OS Drivers, Utility

  1. hi!
    I install RTL8185 wireless lan adaptor, i have a good
    full string of signal almost 54mb but my problem is i have
    a zero “0” recieve signal and cannot acess into internet is
    there any problem with my adaptor or my setup. any body
    can help me.


  2. your wireless adapters are rocking on my laptop. thanks to you i don’t have any problem again.

  3. Please I need help with this card on Win7 64 bits, have been on some forums and it seems to be a general problem with this card on Win7 64bit. Got some fixes but they only work sometimes. I’m running your latest driver but still no luck. Did all my Win7 updates but not even that helped, please let me know if you have a solution for me. It worked fine on WIN7 32 bits. I’m running DHCP on my wireless router. I’m only getting “Unidentified Network” with a Windows assigned IP that are not close to my DHCP range on my router.

  4. I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro Windows XP laptop with a Realtek wireless network card. I’m using a Watchguard Firebox firewall and their VPN client. I’m trying to access our Novell network with the latest client for XP. I’m able to get through the VPN tunnel and ping my inside sites but the minute I login to the Novell client, the internet stops working and I can’t ping anything. If I reboot and don’t start the client, the internet works again. However, if I use a LAN connection from my house, everything works fine. I’ve set up20 different types of laptops with these same settings and they all work fine, but the Toshiba with the Realtek wireless card will not work. However, my Toshiba laptop that is about 8 years old works fine like all of the rest of the laptops I have set up to access my network through the VPN. Does anyone know how to use the RTL8191SE to connect wireless to the VPN? I know I can get in using a lan connection from anywhere but the whole point of the VPN is to connect wirelessly to our network. This has driven me crazy for weeks. I’ve even reformatted the entire computer and did a fresh install of the VPN mobile client and the Novell client. It gets through the tunnel just fine every time until I try to login to the Novell client. Please help if you can.

  5. I’ve installed this card in a Windows XP SP2 OS machine, with 256MB RAM and a 366MHz Intel Celeron. I’ve downloaded many versions of the driver controller but none seem to work. Driver installation does nothing the device keeps appearing under Device Manager as PCI Simple Communitacions Controller with the yellow exclamation mark. If I try to point to any net8185.inf file, it kees saying that the specified location does not contain information about the hardware. Am I missing something really stupid here? Does the card have compatibility issues? Is the machine too crappy? I welcome any advice since I’ve been fighting with this for days with no luck.
    Thanks in advance!

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