Wireless Networking DWL-650+

Posted on 2003-03-26
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Last Modified: 2013-11-12
My D-Link DWL-650+ notebook wireless adapter will not work on Red Hat Linux 8.0. I went to the D-Link manufactures support page and they do not have a Linux driver ready [yet]. I have Googled for anyone who might have this working and as of yet cannot find any information.
Can someone send me a link or a document that will tell me how to get this thing working. I am pretty sure the Linux crowd has probably figured out how to make this thing work I just don't know where to look. Any help would be great.

This is my first time on E-E I have 75 points to offer PERIOD. If you know the answer and that is not enough let me know what is. I will buy more points as this is VERY IMPORTANT.


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droswell earned 150 total points
ID: 8213065
From what I've seen, there are no available (working) drivers for the newer 650+'s. The older 650 had a prism chipset and can be found at http://www.linux-wlan.com/linux-wlan/. I managed to get my older 520 working with those drivers, but they specifically mention the new 650+ is not compatible.  The drivers are coming out Q1 / 2003. Not sure if that helped any!

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ID: 8264692
That's about what I expected. Thanks.

Expert Comment

ID: 8544586
We'll be lucky if they release the drivers in the beginning of 2004, when 1gbit wireless cards are available :)
I think the best bet is to follow this project:


It's still on reverse enginnering and it's going really slow, but those will be great drivers.

Expert Comment

ID: 8544731
in case you're still waiting for official divrers, here's a reply from dlink when asking for the Q1 release...:

I tried once again to get an answer from d-link and asked them about the Q1 release. This is what they said:

Dear xxx,

This was an estimated time for release. Unfortunately the drivers most likely will not be released anytime soon.

We currently do not have Linux drivers available for this adapter. Unfortunately driver development has been very slow. Please do not hang on to the adapter in anticipation of drivers.

Thank you for networking with D-Link.

Sincerely, NAME REMOVED D-Link Technical Support

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