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Running D-Link G520 wirelles card on Linux 2.4.22 succesfully

By ToRN ¬∑ 11 replies
Aug 22, 2003
  1. I noticed there where a lot of people having trouble getting this card to run in Linux. Mostly because the information on the net wasn't correct (which shouldn't be the case anymore :).

    Anyway, If anyone is interested to know how, just post something in this tread and I will get you all the info.
  2. epsilon

    epsilon TS Rookie


    Can you tell me how you did it? I've been trying for two weeks and aboot to give up. I'm brand new to linux but the LDP or any other Howtos aren't helping. I've tried it w/ the MadWiFi driver and aslo the ISL drivers. I can't get anything to work. Please let me know what else i can do. Thanx.
  3. malgras

    malgras TS Rookie

    Help needed


    I have Linux Red Hat9 with D-Link Wrieless pci card DWL G520 and i have some problems to configure it.
    I'm interesting to know your method to configure correctly my card.

    Please contact me at malgras@yahoo.com


  4. ToRN

    ToRN TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 147

    Here are a few mails that were sent over concerning the install of the card:

  5. nomoreheroes

    nomoreheroes TS Rookie

    i am using mandrake 9.0. with kernal 2.4.19 and all is working fine thanks to this help here :D

    Put sources in default place along with dependancies did "make install" and volia all works. the only pain i have is not knowing how to automate setup to load modules and setup interface with ifconfig or however u do it.

    I havent used it loads yet, but i have set it up with ip mannually and with dhcp and all is fine on my network with a dlink access point 2000ap i think, dunno exact model no. off-hand.

    it has done d/l and maxed out my 512k cable connection though.

    However iwconfig reports nothing my errors with packets transmitted, 0 signal qualtiy and 29/140 signal strength .. which is balls beecause my windows laptop has great signal strength and qualtiy and so does desktop with windows HD is inserted (games use only now).

    Anyway, it works and it works well., and i am happy. It will get extended use once I have migrated to linux apps and transfered my data (minor, as i have been migrating in terms of file-formats & applications for months now) so we will see how it does then.
  6. ncaram

    ncaram TS Rookie

    I followed these instructions, and everything worked beautifully - the only issue that I now have is that I can run WEP manually (iwconfig), but when I modify ifcfg-ath0 I cant seem to get the key to work. For example
    iwconfig ath0 key 1234567890
    works, but
    in the ifcfg-ath0 do not seem to work

    any ideas?
  7. flamedragon

    flamedragon TS Rookie

    I am going absolutely nuts lately trying to get it to work and yes I have been finding different info for everything. I would love it if you would be willing to email me at flamedragon2461@aol.com
  8. ToRN

    ToRN TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 147

    automated script

    Here is the source code for the script I use to autoload everything.

    Make a file and name it for example S40wlan. In Mandrake copy this file to the /etc/rc.d/rc5.d/ dir. Make it executable. Now you will get a nice topic in your startproces stating 'starting wlan - ok'. The S is for making it a startproces and the 40 is it's priority (will execute everything before 40 first).

    I am using a 2.4.x kernel, so note that the command is a bit different for a 2.6.x kernel knowing the modules are named differently.

    You don't need a K file to kill it on shutdown, the general kill command does the job.

    The drivers cannot be downloaded from the project page at the moment, but you can still CVS them with the following command.

  9. lji56

    lji56 TS Rookie

    Nevermind. I solved the problem. It turns out that I had shorewall turned on with default rules. So, the shorewall was blocking DHCP packets.

    I have G520 hw rev A with Mandrake 10.

    I got everything ok except the last step.

    dhcpcd returns

    dhcpcd.exe: Your IP address is
    dhcpcd.exe: wrong interface name "ath0".

    I was able to see the IP address leased to my linux box in router's log.

    Please help.


  10. newbie87

    newbie87 TS Rookie

    Hi, sorry to bother people, but I'm a newbie to linux, and I wouldn't even know how to do half the things listed above to get my D-Link G520+ working on Fedora Core 3. I am fairly experienced with using Windows and I am familiar with a fair bit of jargon, but any help to suit a newbie would be much appreciated :)
  11. inminds

    inminds TS Rookie

    Hi all!!!

    I tried to download the driver at the sourceforge website but there it is mentioned that there is no release yet...
  12. tajike

    tajike TS Rookie

    Dlink dwl g 520 atheros + linux

    sir, i like to know in detail about how to make this wireless card run on linux 2.6.

    plz mail to tajike@rediffmail.com

    thank you
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