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Old 07-12-2010, 06:20 PM   #1
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Help with installing D-Link DWA-130 Wireless N Adapter


This is my first time using any distro of linux and I just installed Ubunto 10.04 LTS, and I can't seem to find any linux drivers for my usb wireless adapter. All I have is the cd that came with the adapter that has xp and windows 2000 drivers, is there anything I can do?
 
Old 07-12-2010, 09:39 PM   #2
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Hi aod43254, Welcome to LQ. With the adapter plugged in please post the output from the following.

Code:
$ sudo lsusb
$ sudo ifconfig -a
$ sudo iwconfig
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 07-13-2010, 09:29 AM   #3
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Ok I input them into the terminal and was given:
Code:
jonathan@jonathan-desktop:~$  sudo lsusb
[sudo] password for jonathan: 
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 004: ID 046d:c227 Logitech, Inc. 
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 046d:c226 Logitech, Inc. 
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 046d:c223 Logitech, Inc. G15 Keyboard / USB Hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0471:0815 Philips eHome Infrared Receiver
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c51b Logitech, Inc. V220 Cordless Optical Mouse for Notebooks
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 07d1:3b11 D-Link System Wireless N Adapter DWA-130
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
jonathan@jonathan-desktop:~$ sudo ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:e0:4d:75:bc:9b  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:19 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:72 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:72 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:5600 (5.6 KB)  TX bytes:5600 (5.6 KB)

jonathan@jonathan-desktop:~$ sudo iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.
 
Old 07-13-2010, 02:59 PM   #4
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There is a how to for NDISWrapper with Linux Mint here.

http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=20331

That should be close enough for you to follow. You'll need the *.inf files for your revision of the adapter. You can find all of the drivers available for download here:


http://www.dlink.com/products/defaul...=DWA-130&tab=3

If you happen to have a Rev.C, there is a linux driver. Hope that gets you going in the right direction.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 07-16-2010, 12:41 AM   #5
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The how to you showed me helped some but now the computer crashes every time I try to configure and use the adapter. I will proabably keep searching and trying, but I may just have to give up on having internet on Ubuntu and just stick to using Windows Vista for that purpose
 
Old 07-16-2010, 09:38 AM   #6
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Which revision is the adapter? What steps are you taking that cause the crash?

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 07-16-2010, 02:48 PM   #7
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My adapter is revision A, and I get to the last step. The the adapter is recognized and it finds my network, it even prompts me to input the wep key but while it is trying to communicate with my router the computer freezes

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Old 07-16-2010, 03:00 PM   #8
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What does the following output?

Code:
$ sudo ndiswrapper -l
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 07-16-2010, 03:56 PM   #9
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The output is:
Code:
netmw245 : driver installed
This happens even when the adapter is plugged in when I boot the computer, when I unplug and plug it back in it tells me
Code:
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, it will be ignored in a future release.
netmw245 : driver installed
	device (07D1:3B11) present
 
Old 07-19-2010, 08:18 PM   #10
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:35 PM   #11
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You may want to try a different driver/inf file. You may also need to update to the latest version of ndiswrapper and update your system packages. Issue the following and please post the results.

Code:
dmesg|grep ndis
There is an Ubuntu specific guide here.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...er/Ndiswrapper

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 08-27-2010, 01:59 PM   #12
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Silly question as I had a devil of a time getting a usb wireless-n adapter to work. From what I've discovered, most adaters are using the rt-2780 driver / chipset which is already in the kernal. So the silly question is, are you using the correct password? My d-link dir-628 router has two passwords - one for the network and one for the wireless WPA. Make sure you enter the WPA password under network manager. Also, use only WPA security, not WPA/WPA2. Thiese two things kept me from getting connecting.

PS - It was Peacedog who helped me solve this.
 
  


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