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Wireless card installation.

Posted on 2005-03-21
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
Trying installing D-Link DWL-G510 on linux 9 but it wont let me install it . Any solution for this prob i would really appreciate it .

Question by:circuitvillage
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pablouruguay earned 1500 total points
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maybe you need ndiswrapper

download the .inf and .sys windows files into linux box

ndiswrapper -i infwinfile.inf
modprobe ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper -l to check and thats all.

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Here's what I'd try.  

1.  Try Linuxant.  http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/  see if that can detect and configure your card.  It involves the least knowledge of configuring a wireless NIC for Linux.

2.  Try ndiswrapper:  http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/.  Install instructions can be found here:  
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/phpwiki/index.php/Installation.  The key will be to ensure that you have the right Windows Driver.

3.  Next, be sure you understand how to configure the card using iwconfig if necessary.  Information can be found here:  http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/Tools.html#docu


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If you see in the d-link website, it doesn't list a linux driver for this particular card. do you know whether this is based on atheros ,prizm or marvell chipset?

if it is atheros chipset, then you could install the madwifi driver. the URL is http://madwifi.sourceforge.net/

i checked for dwl-g520. it seems to be based on atheros chipset and d-link has recommended madwifi.

The dlink linux support website is


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