LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-12-2003, 04:38 AM   #1
linuxlah
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: Batu Puteh, Malaysia
Distribution: (Mandrake 8.2) (Redhat 7.2,8.0,9.0) (Slackware 9.0,9.1)
Posts: 154

Rep: Reputation: 30
Question DLINK DWL520+ ( plus) working with linux is a myth?


Is there anybody outhere that can make their DWL520+ ( using acx100 chipset) working with their linux machine? If not can we conclude it won't work with linux... at least RH9
 
Old 08-12-2003, 08:10 AM   #2
cnjohnson
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Nashville
Distribution: FreeBSD, Linux, OS-X
Posts: 544

Rep: Reputation: 30
Re: DLINK DWL520+ ( plus) working with linux is a myth?

Quote:
Originally posted by linuxlah
Is there anybody outhere that can make their DWL520+ ( using acx100 chipset) working with their linux machine? If not can we conclude it won't work with linux... at least RH9
To see a fairly complete list of wireless cards supported with linux using the wlan-ng driver set go here. The underlying chip set for your card is manufactured by Texas Instruments, and they are not providing the specs (yet) so that third party drivers can be developed. D-Link, in general, is not linux friendly.

Yet, as you scan down the list on the link above, you will see that there are many cards (pcmcia, PCI) and USB widgets which are well supported. The list is restricted to Prism cards (2, 2.5 and 3).

Other cards that work are those which are orinoco gold compatible.

I believe that ALCATEL makes a card, and provides a closed source driver, that works well with linux.

HTH.

Cheers--
Charles
 
Old 08-12-2003, 07:46 PM   #3
linuxlah
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: Batu Puteh, Malaysia
Distribution: (Mandrake 8.2) (Redhat 7.2,8.0,9.0) (Slackware 9.0,9.1)
Posts: 154

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Yeah I know about that, but there are alot of webpages saying they succesfully make this crap work on their linux machine using a close source acx100_pci.o.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 09:03 PM   #4
chrismiceli
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Posts: 349

Rep: Reputation: 31
you might want to look here
http://www.ivor.it/wireless/acx.html
and here
http://acx100.sourceforge.net/

try and get the source and build it if at all possible.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 07:44 AM   #5
avirup dasgupta
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Redhat , Fedora Core4, DSL,Solaris
Posts: 49

Rep: Reputation: 15
Hi all,

I tried out using the acx100_pci.o .

I followed the manual thoroughly.

http://komnas.com/~ashamril/tips/vie....php?id_no=144

Finally,my RH9 detected the card but it wasn't able to ping the Access Point

&

other WindowMe machines in the wireless lan network.


Hope you have better luck.

Avirup.
(www.geocities.com/asoke_dasgupta)
 
Old 09-09-2003, 09:24 AM   #6
moosedaddy
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Oklahoma
Distribution: Debian Unstable
Posts: 244

Rep: Reputation: 30
I am using the DWL-650+ card with Mandrake 9.1. I am using the open source driver because my card has the Maxum radio and the first driver that Ivor had would not work. I know there are several others on these boards with the card working. I would suggest go to the Sourceforge link posted by chrismiceli
and use that driver.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New user: Want to set up a linux media file server/myth box Disorder Linux - General 2 11-08-2005 10:58 AM
Linux security is a 'myth', claims Microsoft JerryMcFarts Linux - News 59 03-21-2005 04:44 PM
Linux security is a 'myth', claims Microsoft ???!!!! gtgoku Linux - Security 7 02-09-2005 06:04 PM
The Linux/Joystick myth storyteller Linux - Hardware 7 01-03-2004 06:20 PM
WEP configuration for DWL520 in Linux kichuraj Linux - Wireless Networking 2 08-18-2003 02:13 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:46 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration