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> Installing Wireless USB drivers, Installing Wireless USB drivers - d-link dwl-122
post Feb 9 2008, 01:35 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I am a complete newbie at Linux and have just installed RedHat9.
I have a wireless USB stick D-Link DWL-122 that I am trying to install without any success.

After plugging the stick in the message logs read ..

:USB device 3 (vend/prod 0x2001/0x3700)is not claimed by any active driver.
:no modules for USB product 2001/3700/132

I think I am right in saying that need to install the drivers for this device.

My questions are these ...
1. The drivers available appear to be only for windows products, however I have read that this should not be a problem is this likely to be correct?
2. How would I go about installing drivers, supposing I downloaded them, got them onto a memory stick and mounted that memory stick onto my linux laptop,
do I just copy them into a specific directory and they just work, or is there some configuration I need to do?

Any help would be great as I really have no idea what I am doing!!
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post Feb 9 2008, 03:07 PM
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Welcome to linux and linuxhelp.

First off, Redhat 9 is obsolete and will not have out of the box support for newer hardware. If you want to stay with Redhat then go with Fedora or maybe Ubuntu which
is good beginner distribution.

Your wireless adapter does have linux support. It uses the prism2_usb module. Here are the packages you would need to install to get it to work with Redhat.

Download the ones that match the kernel version. Look at the output of the command:
uname -a

To install them use the command (example)
rpm -i filename.rpm

They can be copied to any directory but run the command using root.
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