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i have a d-link card which works fine on windows xp .... but fortunatly i'm switching to linux - fedora ...... but i can't find a driver for the d-link DWL 650+ i have ...... does anyone know where i can find a driver or instructions to make this card runs ..... THANKX
i installed the ndiswrapper ... after unzipping the windows driver , ic oppied the only availabe AIRPLUS.INF
then i issued the following command :
[root@Fedora ~]# ndiswrapper -i /root/Desktop/AIRPLUS.INI
it seems like my card is already recognized by the kernal ..... when i try to create a wireless connection from the network manager , there is no option to select the TI card niether D-link ..... what sould i do nex?? i know that i missed something but i'm not able to catch it ... i will not buy a new card ..... linux is good , but i'm sti;; not able to mess with it .... and i need your help
Be warned that Texas Instruments did not cooperate at all in producing this driver - it was reverse engineered from scratch. Best avoid TI's wireless products if you can, but if you are stuck with a TI chip it is certainly worth a try.
I nearly bought that same card, but didn't because of TI's baffling insistance on keeping their heads up their butts where Linux is concerned. The interesting thing is that the DWL 650 (no +) has an Atheros chipset, which uses madwifi.
That said, let's get some baseline vitals: fill out your user profile so we know where you are (sometimes it DOES matter!), what distro you're using, etc.
Did you install a distro package (RPM, DEB), or did you install from source?
Don't panic, this is just intimidating because you're new to it.
Did you use the driver from the CD, or did you get the driver from WinXP? Remember, the drivers on the CD have not been tested.
i'm trying on it . although it's hard for me , but i enjoy it
thanks for the notes guys. i'm pretty new dealing with linux but i have to adimit that i enjoy it a a lot. i updated my profile and i'm running Fedora core 4 . i used the driver posted on d-link website . there are two of them with INF files and i tried them both but i'm still getting this :
thanksa guys for your help ..... i've been working on it for two days ....... but it worked ..... depending on the acx100 source driver .... i didn't use the ndiswrapper .... the driver is now running nativally on Fedora 4 and i love ... but thaks guys all of you ...
something else to tell you : i tried the driver came in the CD for the ndiswrapper but it didn't work ... how cares now : it's running and thank you LQ members