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Old 12-15-2007, 07:54 PM   #1
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D-Link DWL G510 (Ralink Chipset) doesn't work


Hi everyone! I've been looking for some advice around the net but with no luck. All articles and topics I've seen are about the one that has Atheros Chipset, instead of the one I have which has a Ralink RT61 Chipset.
I tried with different methods: ndiswrapper, installing from source the driver from Ralink (unsuccesful compilation)...

What I want to know is if there is anyone who has the same card and chipset i have and succesfully made it work under any linux distro.

Any other suggestions are welcome too, of course.

Thanks!!
 
Old 12-16-2007, 02:42 AM   #2
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Have you checked Serial Monkey's driver? I used it for a TP-Link TL-WN321G Wireless USB adapter which had the rt73 chipset. It's a later chipset than the rt61, afaik, so it should work.

The driver from Ralink you mentioned, and their instructions, didn't seem right (nor did they work for me).
 
Old 12-16-2007, 09:52 AM   #3
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Have you checked Serial Monkey's driver? I used it for a TP-Link TL-WN321G Wireless USB adapter which had the rt73 chipset. It's a later chipset than the rt61, afaik, so it should work.

The driver from Ralink you mentioned, and their instructions, didn't seem right (nor did they work for me).
I've entered serial monkey's download page but, which should I download: the last beta release or the CVS hourly tarball?



PD: What does CVS mean??
PD2: Do I need to have the kernel sources installed?

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Old 12-16-2007, 04:39 PM   #4
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I've entered serial monkey's download page but, which should I download: the last beta release or the CVS hourly tarball?



PD: What does CVS mean??
PD2: Do I need to have the kernel sources installed?
The reason I have any experience with the Ralink rt73 chipset is because a guy running Ubuntu called me for help. At that time I could not get the device installed on his Ubuntu system, because it didn't come with kernel headers ... that wasn't all, but that's all I can remember. It was after the earthquake off the coast of Taiwan, which seriously effected our internet access to sites outside of China. I couldn't update his Ubuntu system over the internet, so it wouldn't compile.

I posted the instructions I used for Slackware in another LQ thread.

Search LinuxQuestions.org, especially the Ubuntu forum ; the Ubuntu Wiki, <Linux> Google Search. You've been around long enough to begin knowing how to search for answers. There is a Ubuntu Wiki article for the Ralink driver.

Hint: serialmonkey rt61 ubuntu are good keywords

CVS -- Concurrent Versioning System. CVS is an open source version control and collaboration system.

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Old 01-17-2008, 06:03 AM   #5
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I could make the network card work with the serialmonkey's driver. The only problem is that I can't make it work with a WPA Auth Key. The only way to make it work is disabling WPA and letting it open.

I saw that there is a WPA_Supplicant directory but it isn't provided to compile it, I mean, no make file nor .config.

Help please, I don't want to let my network unsecured.

Thanks!

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