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Old 10-10-2007, 01:25 PM   #1
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Which linux distro works OUT OF THE BOX with D-link usb wifi dwl-g122 rev.c1 (rt73)??


Which linux distro works OUT OF THE BOX with D-link usb wifi dwl-g122 rev.c1 (rt73)??

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Old 10-10-2007, 03:39 PM   #2
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In short, none of them. The rt73x driver series has not yet been effectively cloned in Linux. There are a number of reports of this wifi adapter working with ndiswrapper, but no distro is currently smart enough to set that up out of the box.

That said, I use Ubuntu, and I've seen that it has a frontend for installing ndiswrapper drivers. It lets you do everything from synaptic, so you're only a few mouse-clicks away from a working wifi. I'll google on the name of this ndiswrapper frontend and get back to you. This probably does exist in other distros as well, I just can't say for sure.

P.S. "OUT OF THE BOX" - typing in all capitals is the online way of yelling. I don't think thats what you meant to do, I thing you were more trying for italics. The generally accepted way to do italics is to surround the word with underscores. For example "_out of the box_". *'s can be used for the same purpose. This lets you write expressively without seeming rude or angry.
 
Old 10-10-2007, 03:40 PM   #3
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ndisgtk is the name, and it's not Ubuntu specific. It does seem, however, to crop up more in Debian-based distros.
 
Old 10-10-2007, 03:56 PM   #4
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(Sorry about the capitals...didn't mean to "shout")
Anyone else by any chance knows a distro that has it working _out of the box_ ?
 
Old 10-10-2007, 04:20 PM   #5
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which drivers do i use with this ndiswrapper?
the only driver i saw of dwl-g122 rev. c1 is an .exe one....
will it work???
 
Old 10-10-2007, 07:25 PM   #6
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The .exe is probably the one you want. Whatever distro you choose, use its package manager to get a program called 'cabextract'. Then just run
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cabextract something.exe
That will spit out some files, one of which will be a .inf . The .inf is what you give when ndisgtk asks for it.

And unfortunately, it's not that I can't think of a distro, it's that there isn't one. There would be serious legal issues with distributing some of the things required to make this hardware run out of the box.

P.S. Leave the other files there until you finish going through the ndisgtk step, as the inf may use then, specifically one ending in .sys.
 
Old 10-11-2007, 01:15 PM   #7
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I worked it manually with native linux drivers in Ubuntu 6.10-7.04 and openSUSE 10.2-10.3. Put this in operation is similar in both distros, and surely in the distros based on them or in Debian.

Only I have a problem, I don't work it with NetworkManager (discover method).

The linux drivers of Ralink are not integrated with the kernel, this is, when the kernel is brought up to date one must install again the driver, it does not have persistence.

Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...reless_drivers

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Old 11-17-2008, 03:53 PM   #8
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Which linux distro works OUT OF THE BOX with D-link usb wifi dwl-g122 rev.c1 (rt73)??

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That will be BackTrack 3, this is THE most complete OS distro I have ever seen, all the linux tools you will ever need, all the Wifi drivers you will ever need, especially rt73 and rt2570, its a kick ass , hardcore distro that will simply blow you away with all its features, and on top of all that ITS FREE ! So, what are you waiting for man ! go get it !
 
Old 11-17-2008, 06:02 PM   #9
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That will be BackTrack 3, this is THE most complete OS distro I have ever seen, all the linux tools you will ever need, all the Wifi drivers you will ever need, especially rt73 and rt2570, its a kick ass , hardcore distro that will simply blow you away with all its features, and on top of all that ITS FREE ! So, what are you waiting for man ! go get it !
Maybe that was true when it was released, but there are many cards that it doesn't support which do have Linux drivers. The new 5xxx series Intel cards for one and probably nearly every other N card on the market.

This question was asked over a year ago, when the rt73 driver wasn't in the kernel yet, it is now supported by any distribution with kernel 2.6.24.
 
Old 11-25-2008, 04:56 PM   #10
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Well, if your cards driver is not in 'the pack' then all you need is the driver source code and the file kernel.lzm unpack that, compile your code against it, and install your new drive rmodule, then your away ;-)
 
Old 11-25-2008, 06:24 PM   #11
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I'm not sure, but I thought rt73 cards worked out of the box with the kernel drivers on all distros. All the other Realtek chipsets certainly do. Maybe it's a Debian-only thing ... There are lots of those.
 
  


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