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Old 01-07-2006, 09:13 PM   #1
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Need a DLink DWL-g510 driver for Debian!

Need a DLink DWL-g510 driver for Debian!

PELase help me ASAP!!!
Old 01-08-2006, 03:06 AM   #2
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Well first identify the driver that you need with 'lspci' and note the first column such as 0000:00:0c.0 and then find out the PCI ID of the card that with 'lspci -n' corresponding to the first column of 'lspci' output.
The PCI ID is third column or fourth in some distributions and of the form '104c:8400'. Now you need to get the Windows driver for this chipset. In the List, find out an entry for the same PCI ID and download the driver corresponding to it.
Thats from, you may find that the distro you are using already has the correct driver for the chipset you have but if not ndiswrapper should help or else search the forum again for help with your cards chipset and the flavour of debian you are using.
Old 01-08-2006, 10:16 AM   #3
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wher do i find all this lol. im new.
Old 01-08-2006, 10:50 AM   #4
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from the command line. there is likely no native linux driver for the card you are looking for so you will need to use a 3rd party driver written by some linux gurus. your best (and easiest) bet is to use ndiswrapper, which uses the Windows driver supplied by your manufacturer. -> your card is listed there. to install ndiswrapper, follow instructions here

as you are using a D-Link card, which uses the Atheros chipset, madwifi may be of use to you ( -> your card is listed here. to install madwifi, follow instructions here

before reposting, make sure you read both the Installation guides fully as all of your answers are there.
Old 01-10-2006, 08:29 AM   #5
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if you have a revision C card you'll need the ralink drivers then.. look here plz
Old 01-24-2006, 03:22 PM   #6
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I've got DWL-G510 (rev C) working and have also packaged the kernel module for Debian.
Would also post a link, but "You cannot post URLs to other sites until you have made at least 5 posts" so go to and look under /code/misc-notes/debian-rt61/.

Last edited by elonen; 01-24-2006 at 03:26 PM.
Old 02-23-2006, 09:38 AM   #7
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Donīt you just love new hardware

I have 2 of the c1 cards with firmware 5. Do you think I can get them both up and running under Knoppix on the same system?

So far I have been trying to get only one up and running but the closest I got was to freeze Knoppix and hanging a few terminals probing ra0.

My move from Windows to Linux is going slow and painful!

I will post the exact problems as soon as I tried some more....


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