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Old 09-24-2005, 01:26 PM   #1
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Unhappy D-link wireless card problem ....PLEASE HELP


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
 
Old 09-24-2005, 09:38 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

Try NdisWrapper.
 
Old 09-25-2005, 01:09 AM   #3
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it didn't work

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

after that i did :

[root@Fedora Desktop]# ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
airplus invalid driver!

my card has TI ( Texas Instruments ) chipset .when i read the installation instructions, they mentioned lspci command .... and i did that .... but i want you to take a look for the last line

[root@Fedora Desktop]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 83)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
02:03.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev aa)
02:03.1 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev aa)
02:03.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 02)
02:05.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
03:00.0 Network controller: Texas Instruments ACX 100 22Mbps Wireless Interface

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

THANKS
 
Old 09-25-2005, 01:26 AM   #4
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You can try the open source driver. There are detailed instructions at

http://www.houseofcraig.net/acx100_howto.php

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.
 
Old 09-25-2005, 02:07 AM   #5
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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.

Edit:

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.

Post Edit:
Good link, maroonbaboon!

Last edited by Charred; 09-25-2005 at 02:16 AM.
 
Old 09-25-2005, 12:20 PM   #6
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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 :

[root@Fedora ~]# ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
airplus invalid driver!

i will try to read more about it. i don't know if Fedora is the problem since i read somewhere that the driver have been tested on Salckware.

THANKS
 
Old 09-25-2005, 05:44 PM   #7
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Try the one on the WinXP disk.
 
Old 09-25-2005, 07:03 PM   #8
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it's runnig !!!!!!!!!

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
 
Old 09-25-2005, 10:43 PM   #9
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Well done!

Edit:
Tell us what you did!

Last edited by Charred; 09-25-2005 at 10:45 PM.
 
  


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