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> Installing Wireless USB drivers, Installing Wireless USB drivers - d-link dwl-122
jonca
post Feb 9 2008, 01:35 PM
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Hi

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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michaelk
post Feb 10 2008, 04:03 PM
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If all goes well you should have a wireless adapter device wlan0. Use the iwconfig to verify everything is working and set up the wireless parameters.
Use dhclient command to get an IP address via DHCP on the router.
If this all works then you will be able to ping the router.

You can create the follow file to automatically start the wireless adapter.
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0
(add the following lines)
DEVICE=wlan0
TYPE=Wireless
MODE=Managed
ESSID=network (use your actual ssid)
CHANNEL=# (use the actual channel number)
RATE=auto
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
ONBOOT=yes
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