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HowTo Install D-link DWL-G120 on Ubuntu Linux 6.06 LTS [Guide]
OK so this guide is how to get the DWL-G120 Rev B1 (Spinnaker) Wireless G Adapter to work.
1) Install ndiswrapper. Since this is Ubuntu 6.06, I used Synaptic APT Package manager to install ndiswrapper and ndisgtk (the GUI). Do whatever works. This is the easiest for Ubuntu users though.
2) Get your prism inf file and all the other files. Download the latest driver from d-link, and use the unshield tool. I installed the unshield tool with APT too, and remember to not only have the CAB files out but for successful unshield you need every file from that driver zip in 1 directory.
An easier way is to install the driver on windows XP. Then you can go to the hidden folder c:/windows/inf and get the inf file. get the sys file by searching. There is a file I dont know if it matters but I have it, called prismapi.dll that you might need. It is in a folder that may be hidden.
Download the files for your convienience at
If anyone can reupload and make some mirrors for this file that'd be great. If I'm ever to switch webhosts this link will stop working...
3) Use ndiswrapper to install the driver. I used the gtk (System -> Administration -> Windows wireless drivers) but you can use shell
Goto shell and type (if you havent already installed the driver)
sudo ndiswrapper -i /whaterdirectoryitsin/prisma02.inf
sudo ndiswrapper -m
REBOOT NOW. IMPORTANTE.
Then after ubuntu starts up again....get on shell.
sudo -s (then enter your password if they prompt) vi -e /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
blacklist islsmusb blacklist islsm blacklist islsm-usb
Ok now reboot with your card plugged IN (and dont worry it wont read eth1, it'll call your device wlan0. If you dont understand what this means, ignore me and do what I say). Go to system->administration->networking, enter your pswd, configure wlan0, and you're good to go.
Ok if your internet stops working all of a sudden and your card has no lights and stuff, reboot. It happens I think because of inactivity on the net. Its all you can do. Sorry. Anyone with a solution to this please tell me
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This is sure to help a lot of people!
How does connecting to your local wireless network differ when using a USB receiver instead of a card? I am using the D-Link DWL-G122/C1 USB receiver and am not having much luck connecting. Since I can only connect on my windows side (I'm running a dual-boot), I need to keep rebooting back and forth between XP and Xubuntu 7.04!
What can I do to get some results, keeping in mind I'm running a fresh copy of Xubuntu with no extra programs or anything other than what installed off the CD?
It doesnt differ. I'm assuming you're talking about a USB wireless card vs. a PCI wireless card?
I dont know the specifics about the g122 but if you cant connect on linux you probably need drivers and stuff.