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Linux - Wireless Networking

This forum is for the discussion of wireless networking in Linux.

Problems Installing Driver for DWL-G122 Wireless USB Adapter


First off im a total newbie at this Linux OS.     I have the Ubuntu 7.04 OS.    And i would like to install a DWL-G122 Rev.D1 Wireless USB adapter onto my desktop computer. I have read other articles related to this like:    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...to-run-476239/    but it doesnt seem to work or maybe im not understanding the complete installation process thru Ubuntu 7.04.    I followed the guide and downloaded ndiswrapper 1.9 i believe and the appropriate driver for DWL-G122 Rev.D1:    http://support.dlink.com/products/vi...%2DG122%5FrevD    Please Help, Thank You!    Also came across this:     "#  Card: D-Link DWL-G122 rev. D1 (USB)    *Driver: WinXP driver coming from the CD.  *Other: Working great on Debian. Using Aptitude to instaill the ndiswrapper and start working immediately with kenerl 2.6.15.3. But after later upgraded to kernel 2.6.17.2, everything was fine until modprobe ndiswrapper with an error message Module ndiswrapper not found.. Then download the tar file from sourceforge.net and follow the instructions here. The adaptor works again."

What is exactly your question? Post any errors that come and what you are doing at the time.  Brian

i jus need very detail instructions on how to get it installed onto my Ubuntu 7.04 desktop, because i was previously a Windows user and im finding a hard time transitioning to usign the Ubuntu-terminal and stuff. I have the driver cd for the USB adapter, but the install file is EXE

For some of those exe files one may have to install on a windows desktop and then copy the extracted inf driver file that was installed. Done it before.  Brian

i have the inf file from the driver CD but dono wat to do with it

Hey there xsnyperx, I'm a Linux n00b like you too and I have the same wireless USB adapter: DWL-G122 Revision D1. I've been trying out Ubuntu 7.10 with the live CD and of course, as we know, it doesn't detect our wireless USB adapter. I spent the better part of last night googling the issue and trying to get it to work. I was hesitant about installing ndiswrapper myself, but I had read that Ubuntu comes with ndiswrapper (though I was afraid that I'd need an internet connection to get it), so through trial and error I learned that you can install ndiswrapper through the Synaptic Package Manager under the System tab in the taskbar without being connected to the net.    So here's what I did to make the adapter work:  1. I searched for ndiswrapper in the Synaptic Package Manager and installed ndiswrapper-common and ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 (these may have different names for you since you have an older version of Ubuntu)  2. On my laptop (which runs Windows), I downloaded the WinXP driver from D-Link. It's the very same driver you found.  3. Once the driver file finished downloading, I unzipped it and copied the Windows XP folder inside ( it's in DWL-G122 D -> Drivers ) onto a flash drive. It's the folder that has the .inf file. I even renamed the whole folder to "dwl-g122XPdrivers"  4. I took the flash drive to my Ubuntu PC and drag and dropped the file onto the Desktop. Then in the terminal, I navigated into the folder with the drivers and typed    sudo ndiswrapper -i USB55N5x.inf    5. Then with the command:  ndiswrapper -l     I saw:  usb55n5x : driver installed  	device (07D1:3B01) present    6.Finally, I typed:  sudo depmod -a  sudo modprobe ndiswrapper    And the LED on the adapter came on. Success! Then hopefully after you click on that icon in the taskbar that says that you have no connection you'll see your wireless network in the pop-up menu.    Hope this helps you, even though it's been two months since you made this post. And if you never see this, maybe it'll help some other poor, Ubuntu noob with the same wireless adapter as us. And if this is wrong, somebody please tell us because I really have no idea what I'm doing!


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