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Old 07-27-2005, 08:27 PM   #1
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Best distro for DLink DWL-G520

Can anyone tell me if they have a DLink DWL-G520 network card working on a Linux distro? If so What distro it was and how hard it was to configure. Or link me to a page that has some direction that can point me in a good direction. I have tried Knoppix live and Mepis and both didn't work for me, but I am a newbie so maybe it was just me.
Much thanks in advance for any help.
Old 07-27-2005, 08:45 PM   #2
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Hi, try this guide
Old 08-08-2005, 11:31 AM   #3
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Hi, I worked it out from knoppix (must be at least 3.8.2 to have madwifi drivers inside) with great time investment:

# ifconfig ath0 up

then I edited the /etc/network/interfaces file as follows:

iface ath0 inet dhcp

finally I restarted the network by doing:

# /etc/init.d/networking restart

OF COURSE your access point MUST have DHCP working and must not be filtering your DWL-G520 in any way (e.g. MAC filters, WEP if not yet inserted with the iwconfig command, etc.)

FROM MEPIS INSTEAD, it goes damn smoothly: it does everything by itself while booting!!!
just verify is a recent distro (mine is 3.3.1-1)

Let me know


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