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Hello, i've a DLink AirPlus G+ DWL-G520+ Wireless PCI card on my computer, i've tried to run Whax, but the system doesn't recognize the card. Do I need drivers for ...
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    DWL-G520 Driver


    Hello,
    i've a DLink AirPlus G+ DWL-G520+ Wireless PCI card on my computer, i've tried to run Whax, but the system doesn't recognize the card. Do I need drivers for Linux?
    Can you help me to find them?
    Thanks a lot

    Ulixes

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    In console do lspci -v to find chipset. If its the acx111 you need the firmware, otherwise you might need to use ndiswrapper and a windows driver.
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    Can you explain better (I'm a new Linux's user).
    Thanks

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    In a console or terminal window type lspci -v which will show something like this:-

    00:0c.0 Network controller: Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface
    Subsystem: D-Link System Inc DWL-G520+ Wireless PCI Adapter
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
    Memory at cfffa000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
    Memory at cffa0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]

    You may need to type /sbin/lspci -v, post back the result.
    Elive,kanotix-mini,pclinuxos super gamer,xp, sidux

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    This's the card:


    01:02.0 Network controller: Texas Instruments ACX 111 54Mbps Wireless Interface
    Subsystem: D-Link System Inc: Unknown device 3b04
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
    Memory at cfdde000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
    Memory at cfda0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
    Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2


    Now what to do?

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    Which version of knoppix do you have and is it the dvd or cd? Is this a hard drive install or are you running live cd? I ask because 5.0.1 cd has problems with ndiswrapper - it's broken the last time I looked.
    Elive,kanotix-mini,pclinuxos super gamer,xp, sidux

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    I've Whax 3, running from live cd.

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    Ah didn't notice it's not knoppix you are using. Well whax is now discontinued and merged with Auditor Security Linux under the name of BackTrack so dunno where you go for support but if Whax comes with ndiswrapper try in a console ndiswrapper -l and see what you get. Or you may be lucky and the acx module might be in there somewhere so try modprobe acx. Other than that I think you may be stuck for wireless.
    Just to confuse things further heres this from distrowatch - WHAX is a new name of what used to be called Whoppix, a security and penetration testing live CD. While Whoppix was based on Knoppix, the new WHAX is now based on SLAX
    Elive,kanotix-mini,pclinuxos super gamer,xp, sidux

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