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    Problem with ndiswrapper and DWL-520+


    I have a DWL-520+ wifi nic (H/W Ver.: A3 F/W Ver.: 2.03).
    I'm trying to make it work under Debian with kernel

    I managed to compile ndiswrapper just fine (I'm using ndiswrapper 1.16).
    The ndiswrapper suggested to use the driver that came with the CD. I tried doing that and it just won't work.
    When doing:

    ndiswrapper -l
    I get:
    Installed drivers:
    gplus   invalid driver!
    Did anyone ever manage to get this kind of card with these specific revision to work ok?

    thanks in advance,

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    Linux User Giles's Avatar
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    May 2005
    Gloucestershire and Cambridge, UK
    I did try to install the G520+* a while ago, so some things may be similar: there are three driver files, I believe, on the CD that comes with the card: gplus.bin plus.inf and gplus.sys (this is from memory, so correct me if I'm wrong). I believe that the file you need is the .inf, but that you need to have the others in the same directory to get ndiswrapper to see it as a valid driver. (and then, if gplus.inf doesn't work, at least they're conveniently placed for you to be able to try each file...).


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    Sep 2004
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Giles is correct - complete nightmare so i would double check which chipset you have - Install Windows driver section and compare with the pciid on list I have the D-Link AirPlus G+ DWL-G520+ with acx111 chipset and it works fine with ndsiwrapper.
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