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Old 09-20-2009, 07:49 AM   #1
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D-Link DWA-110 problem

I'm running kubuntu 9.04 with 2.6.28-11-generic kernel. I installed D-Link DWA-110 usb Wi-Fi adapter. I see some wireless networks in wicd, but it fails to connect to them.

After several failed attempts I installed a driver via ndiswrapper, but that didn't help.

I installed my adapter into a Windows XP machine and successfully connected to a network.

Here is some useful info:

lsusb output:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 07d1:3c07 D-Link System Wireless G DWA-110 Adapter
lsmod output:
Module                  Size  Used by                                    
binfmt_misc            16776  1                                          
bridge                 56340  0                                          
stp                    10500  1 bridge                                   
bnep                   20224  2                                          
input_polldev          11912  0                                          
video                  25360  0                                          
output                 11008  1 video                                    
vfat                   18816  0                                          
fat                    58272  1 vfat                                     
dm_crypt               20996  0                                          
lp                     17156  0                                          
arc4                    9856  2                                          
ecb                    10752  2                                          
snd_ca0106             39968  2                                          
snd_ac97_codec        112292  1 snd_ca0106                               
iptable_nat            13700  0                                          
nf_nat                 25876  1 iptable_nat                              
nf_conntrack_ipv4      21388  3 iptable_nat,nf_nat                       
nf_conntrack           72008  3 iptable_nat,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4     
nf_defrag_ipv4          9984  1 nf_conntrack_ipv4                        
snd_pcm_oss            46336  0
snd_mixer_oss          22656  2 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                82948  3 snd_ca0106,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
iptable_mangle         10880  0
snd_seq_dummy          10756  0
snd_seq_oss            37760  0
snd_seq_midi           14336  0
iptable_filter         10752  0
snd_rawmidi            29696  2 snd_ca0106,snd_seq_midi
ip_tables              19472  3 iptable_nat,iptable_mangle,iptable_filter
rt73usb                33412  0
crc_itu_t              10112  1 rt73usb
x_tables               23044  2 iptable_nat,ip_tables
snd_seq_midi_event     15104  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                56880  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer              29704  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device         14988  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
rt2x00usb              18688  1 rt73usb
rt2x00lib              37888  2 rt73usb,rt2x00usb
led_class              12036  1 rt2x00lib
mac80211              217208  2 rt2x00usb,rt2x00lib
ppdev                  15620  0
psmouse                61972  0
snd                    62628  12 snd_ca0106,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore              15200  2 snd
k8temp                 12416  0
pcspkr                 10496  0
serio_raw              13316  0
ac97_bus                9856  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_page_alloc         16904  2 snd_ca0106,snd_pcm
cfg80211               38032  2 rt2x00lib,mac80211
nvidia               7233756  36
i2c_nforce2            14980  0
agpgart                42696  1 nvidia
parport_pc             40100  1
parport                42220  3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
forcedeth              61712  0
floppy                 64324  0
fbcon                  46112  0
tileblit               10752  1 fbcon
font                   16384  1 fbcon
bitblit                13824  1 fbcon
softcursor              9984  1 bitblit
dmesg | grep firmware output:
[   27.169834] rt73usb 1-7:1.0: firmware: requesting rt73.bin
dmesg | grep wlan output:
[   27.455744] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[  823.632858] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 2495.289497] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
ndiswrapper -l output:
dr71wu : driver installed
        device (07D1:3C07) present (alternate driver: rt73usb)
Old 09-22-2009, 09:05 AM   #2
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The reason most linux users will not reply to this is because you used the M word or the Windows word. And using a ndiswrapper is a M$ driver. read this link closely it is for debian and other os like UBUTU any linux systems but the usb device that has to work as a com serial device is a little problematic. The hole problem is you have a usb device that has a radio reciever and sender (this needs firmware) and a ether card (that uses a linux module) so we need to make the hardware work.with the firmware. I believe the default way in UBUNTU is to use either one ndiswrapper or the native. how to use the native. if ndiswrapper is running you will have some conflicts. I built this module and used it in slackware 13 64 just so I could trouble shoot this. then I did the same for kubuntu. all is well. I never use ndiswrapper that is not a open source software and causes to many conflicts. good luck

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Old 09-22-2009, 02:51 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Drakeo View Post
how to use the native.
Thank you! I followed the instructions, but when I unloaded rt73usb adding the line
blacklist rt73usb
and rebooted the
manager stopped to see my adapter and if I type ifconfig I get just
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:15:f2:5a:1a:3d
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::215:f2ff:fe5a:1a3d/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:1541153 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:538266 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:106291256 (106.2 MB)  TX bytes:743611960 (743.6 MB)
          Interrupt:20 Base address:0x6000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:9449 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:9449 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:16395976 (16.3 MB)  TX bytes:16395976 (16.3 MB)
and no words about wi-fi.
still iwconfig returns:
rausb0    RT73 WLAN  ESSID:""
          Mode:Managed  Frequency=2.412 GHz  Bit Rate=54 Mb/s
          RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Link Quality=0/100  Signal level:-121 dBm  Noise level:-143 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
and lsmod | grep rt7 returns:
rt73                  225152  0
When I plug dmesg | grep usb returns:
[ 7484.668039] usb 1-7: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
[ 7484.967637] usb 1-7: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 7484.969499] usb 1-7: firmware: requesting rt73.bin
Nevertheless network manager doesn't recognise my adapter.

Sorry for so many commands output posted )
Old 09-23-2009, 07:18 AM   #4
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if you installed wicd then you need uninstall networkmanager befor you install wicd. that was in the directions.Mine worked I wonder why yours didn't. Lost for words
Old 09-29-2009, 03:26 PM   #5
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Yeah, I managed to solve this. The problem was that wicd couldn't connect to a network. But I managed to connect via console commands after settings the correct parameters (essid, ip etc) manually


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