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Old 05-29-2004, 02:16 PM   #1
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Question DLink DWL-G510 Drivers

I'm trying to find drivers for a DLink PCI Wireless card (DWL-G510). The card is going to go in a machine that will be running Slackware 9.1.

Word on the 'Net is that these drivers exist, but I've been unable to find them.

Can somebody send me a link or something where I can find it.
Old 06-04-2004, 07:17 PM   #2
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I am looking for these drivers too. I had to take the metal panel off the card to find out what chipset it is.
The chipset is the Libertas 88W8310 made by Marvell.
At least that is the chipset on my DWL-G510. Although I know some cards use different chipsets under the same model.

any help appreciated.
Old 06-13-2004, 07:27 PM   #3
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hey have you guys found any drivers yet? I just bought a dwl-g510 and i'm looking to hook it up on mandrake 9.2
Old 06-13-2004, 08:50 PM   #4
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Originally posted by gauntalus
hey have you guys found any drivers yet? I just bought a dwl-g510 and i'm looking to hook it up on mandrake 9.2
this card is supported by the ndiswrapper project.

i found that this card uses the same chipset as the ASUS wireless card that ndiswrapper supports and heard that it should work for the dwl g510 as well. I could not get it to work and have since returned the card. However, I just checked the ndiswrapper site now and it looks like they've added specific support for the D-Link 510/610 series cards since then.

goodluck and let us know if you get this working.
Old 06-13-2004, 11:18 PM   #5
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We have a potential driver, but I haven't gotten the chance to test it. I may or may not, depending on how things turn out. if you want to email me, i can send you the driver as an attachment or something.

You'll have to tell me how it works out, I may not get a chanec to test this myself.
Old 06-15-2004, 08:17 PM   #6
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I'm also looking for a Linux driver for this card.
Where did you see that the DWL-G510 is supported by NDISWRAPPER?
The site only states that the 510/610 is supported, which is not the same
card as the G510 (the 510/610 are 802.11b). Did you try with the Marvel

Any pointers would be appreciated... if I can't get it to work, I may also
return mine.
Old 06-15-2004, 08:22 PM   #7
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ohh, i figured 510 meant the DWL-G510. either way, the G510 uses the same Marvel chipset as the asus nic that ndiswrapper supports. so try that one out. although i tried both the asus drivers and the drivers supplied with the nic package i bought and i could get neither working.
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just fyi: i am using Gentoo on a 2.4.25 kernel.
Old 06-19-2004, 10:28 PM   #9
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1. check to see if wireless tools are installed.
rpm -q wireless-tools
2. install wireless-tools if above returned "package wireless-tools not installed.
3. Find out what kernel you are running:
uname -r
4. install the "kernel-source" found in step 3.
5. you'll need unshield to unpack the cab files.
as root:
rpmbuild --rebuild unshield*
cd /usr/src/RPM/RPMS/i586
rpm -ivh unshield*
6. download ndiswrapper and wireless card driver to use.(g510 does indeed use the same Marvel chipset so the WL-138G drivers work beautifully)
7. unzip the Marvel driver.
8. cd into Marvel driver folder. unpack cab files with:
note: note the path to mrv8k51.inf, you'll need if for ndiswrapper
9. follow instructions in INSTALL file of ndiswrapper source. note: I had to issue the acpi=on command before configuration would be successful.

modprobe ndiswrapper
iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed
iwconfig wlan0 key restricted yourkey
iwconfig wlan0 essid yournetworkname
ifconfig wlan0 up
10. iwconfig should now show that ESSID and the KEY is set.
11. if working then set the alias in modprobe.conf
ndiswrapper -m
12. now setup ifcfg-wlan0 found in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts ( all items must have a value, most can be gotten from the wireless router/access point you are using) HWADDR can be found by issuing dmesg and you will get something like:
wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx using driver mrv8k51.sys
The xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx pattern is your hardware mac addresse.


8. in harddrake-conf under network-internet/manage connections, make sure that wlan0 is set to startup at boot time.

Above method has worked to set up two of my mandrake 10.0 computers with dwl-g510. It is actually faster than my hardwired connection was!
Old 06-21-2004, 07:43 PM   #10
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D-Link WDL-G510 Driver Install

Thanks, mel_newbie... I'll give your instructions a try today or tomorrow.

I also just found the following instructions from the mailing list, if anyone
else is interested:

One more question: does anyone know if this card is capable of being
configured to run in Master mode (as an access point)?

Old 06-23-2004, 04:56 AM   #11
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Two errors.

I have encountered two errors when attempting to setup my G510 card on my clean install of Mandrake 10. I do not have my G510 driver cd handy, so I downloaded the drivers from D-Link's website. I did the same for the WL-138g drivers downloaded from ASUS' website. Ndiswrapper was compiled from the source code available last night.

When attempting to install the WinXP D-Link drivers, I received a "missing zeroconf section" error. That error was simple to solve, but my second error has me befuddled.

When I execute "ndiswrapper -i mrv8k51.inf" I receive a driver installed message, but when I attempt to confirm this, I receive this error: "Can't use string ("") as an ARRAY ref while "strict refs" in use at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper line 324, <LS2> line 1." I receive the same error when trying to install the WL-138g drivers.

I believe ndiswrapper is trying to install the drivers, but I do not think it completes the task. There are files in the /etc/ndiswrapper directory, but if I execute “modprobe ndiswrapper” (after attempting driver installation) then execute “iwconfig,” there is no mention of a wlan device in the output. Also, I have to uninstall the drivers before I can attempt to reinstall them.

I am not certain what the cause of this problem is. I hope it is just a driver issue. I could easily determine if this is the case if someone could email me a copy of their marvel drivers (their .inf and .sys files) so I could attempt to install those drivers.

Thank you for your time,
Old 07-13-2008, 09:54 PM   #12
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smoothwall with DWL-G510

i am using smoothwall express 3.0 for a proxy system, and i have a DWL-G510 wireless network card. smoothwall realises that it is there, but it dosent have the modules for the card.
Can anybody help?
Many thanks in advance


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