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Old 09-08-2007, 01:14 PM   #1
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Wireless USB device DWA-130 on Ubuntu

I have something like 2.6.15 kernel on Ubuntu. I tried using ndiswrapper, but i got past the part where i type

sudo ndiswrapper -l
...netmw245... somthing... hardware present, driver present

than i cant get any progress beyond that.

DWA-130 is a dlink device

i forgot what other info i should post. help please, even though you can just ignore me.
Old 09-10-2007, 07:24 PM   #2
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According to the entry on:

Download Windows XP driver from D-Link, install ndiswrapper and ndisgtk, add windows driver, should work after reboot.
I never used ndiswrapper so can't give you much more advice, but it's not clear from your post exactly what goes wrong.

If you don't get any useful replies you could consider asking again with 'ndiswrapper' in the title. Lots of people here have used that, but not many with your particular hardware.
Old 06-20-2008, 04:19 PM   #3
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Smile Wireless Dlink DWA 130 USB adapter

Wireless Dlink DWA 130 ... N usb adapter
This tutorial is proven in Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty.
Go to...
Scoll down and see "2.2. Installing Packages (With Internet access on another computer)"
Download the following deb files, put them together with the adapter inf file(from adapter CD) on a usb drive,
Plug the adapter in, start the computer with Ubuntu in LiveCD mode.
After booting up, go to
MainMenu-> Accessories -> Terminal, install the deb files in this order:

sudo dpkg -i ndiswrapper-common_*.deb

sudo dpkg -i ndiswrapper-utils*.deb

sudo dpkg -i --force-depends ndisgtk_*.deb

#Note: Ubuntu donít suggest su

Installing Windows driver by using ndisgtk: Go to MainMenu -> System -> Administration -> Windows wireless drivers

Click on "install new driver" -> select the adapter inf file in the usb drive.

Then even it shows: "Hardware present: No", ignore it.

Go to ConfigureNetwork, click on WirelessConnection, click on Properties, untick EnableRoamingMode, choose NetworkName and key,

enter the password, use DHCP, leave the rest blank.

then see if the device is flashing, if not, unplug then plug it in again...
if still not working, restart the computer and do it again ...

when seeing flashing, then check the internet... yeah, we're in!!!

#Note: even after all of the above and after installing Ubuntu on my hard drive, and after many many successful internet connection, sometimes(only occasionally, so it is ok), it still won't work. (especially if the device won't flash during boot or the boot process freezes...)

In that case, just unplug the device, then restart the computer, after the boot menu, plug in the device again(for re-detection), it will work this way always =)
Old 03-06-2009, 09:49 PM   #4
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Use Ndiswrapper AFTER unloading other linux wireless drivers!!!

Use Ndiswrapper AFTER unloading other linux wireless drivers!!!
Ubuntu 7.04, Dlink wireless adapter DWA 130
After changing the wireless network name and password two times, somehow my Ubuntu 7.04 kept trying to connect to the wireless network for a long time, the whole pc became very slow, even keyboard was not responding, it seemed like two drivers[ndiswrapper and a native linux driver from updates] tried to control one dlink dwa 130 wireless adapter, then after forcefully restart the pc a few times, I could not start the GUI anymore... error messages: "failed to start X server. X server disabled. Restart GDM when it is configured correctly... nm_hal_d... var/log/ ... using config file /etc/X11/Xorg.conf..., failed to load module fglrx, module does not exist... No drivers available...
Fatal Server Error..."

eventually, I reinstalled Ubuntu.
So make sure you disable all other linux wireless drivers...

--Display list of modules
$ lsmod ...lists currently loaded kernel modules
$ lsmod | grep ndis ... list only one driver "ndis*"

--Blacklist other modules
$ sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
$ sudo kate /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist (for Kubuntu)
Adding similar lines below for all wireless related modules at the end of this file
[Make sure neither the Ubuntu, nor the RaLink modules are loaded (the former doesn't work, while the latter causes conflicts]. If you are using ndiswrapper, you do NOT want any Ralink rtxx modules!!
blacklist rt2400
blacklist rt2570
blacklist bcm43xx

... the modules usbcore and ohci_hcd are standard because
$ lsmod | grep ndis
ndiswrapper 192920 0
usbcore 146028 3 ndiswrapper,ohci_hcd

reboot, if the module is still being loaded...
...make sure another module does not depend on this module
$ modprobe --show-depends moduleName (it will list itself there too)
or rename module dependencies so it won't load...
$ cd /lib/modules/`uname -r`/ubuntu/wireless/rt2x00
$ sudo mv rt2500usb.ko rt2500usb.ko_bak ...manually rename rt2570 module dependencies
Old 10-28-2010, 08:55 PM   #5
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DWA-130 on Ubuntu 10.4

re"Go to ConfigureNetwork, click on WirelessConnection, click on Properties, untick EnableRoamingMode"

I can't find EnableRoamingMode under v10.04. I've followed these instructions and I can't get the windows driver for DWA-130 to load. I got the latest drivers from the DLink website and tried everyone of them for that piece of hardware. Nothin...


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