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Old 10-10-2003, 01:20 PM   #1
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How to add D-Link DWL-650L1 wireless card?

I am trying to get the D-Link DWL-650L1 wireless card working on my Redhat 9 (kernel 2.4.20-8). Unfortunately, Redhat did not pick up this card albeit it picks up the other 3COM/Megahertz card without a problem. I am not sure which chipset does the DWL-650L1 uses. But I know that there are different variations of DWL-650 cards that D-LInk has made and they use different chipsets. I also know that D-Link does officially support Linux driver for this card. I appreciate if some can point me to where I can find Linux drivers for it and instructions on how to add/configure it.


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Old 10-10-2003, 06:12 PM   #2
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D-Link's website claims it's using a Texas Instruments chipset, and some people around here have had luck using acx100 for the DWL-650+. Try modprobing acx100 or acx100_pci and see what happens.
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I have a similar card. It works - sometimes. You might be better off looking for a lucent/orinoco or prism-based card.

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I modprobe acx100 & acx100_pci. Both did not find mudule as specified.
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I download the Linux driver from and compiled the driver according to its instructions. In trhe last step, I did and the insmod returns the following error msg:

insmod src/acx100_pci.o firmware_dir=firmware
src/acx100_pci.o: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg

I checked that the symbol "init_module.o" is under the src directory when they are compiled just as "acx100_pci.o". Any clue onthis?


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