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Old 12-14-2003, 11:38 AM   #1
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TOTAL NEWBIE - Wireless drivers

Hi there.

I'm a total newbie to Linux, trying to convert from MS.

I'm trying to put a wireless D-Link DWL-520 PCI wireless card into my box with Redhat 9.0

I'm confused about:

1) Do I need to download a driver for this (i.e. from linux-wlan. com), or can I just set it up through the RedHat GUI and use the "Lucent Orinoco and Prism II based wireless" driver that comes with RedHat.

2) I tried just using the Orinoco driver but when I try to "activate" it through the GUI, I get "the device does not seem to be present...delaying initialization"

Just wondering if I'm missing something really obvious here. The link lights on the card are shining bright.

I'm not too useful with the command line yet, but I'm ready and willing to is greatly appreciated.

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Old 12-15-2003, 04:15 AM   #2
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you are going to need to get a driver for the card. The card recieves the signal whenever you powerup regardless of whether or not you computer is reading it.
Old 12-19-2003, 06:25 AM   #3
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The original D-link DWL-520 was a prism2 card (the orinoco driver works for those chipsets too). You may have the version 2, which is an ADMtek card. What's the output of:


D-Link, Linksys and many others changed their chipsets without so much as changing their boxes.




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