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evonwells
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« on: September 07, 2008, 05:37:42 PM »

okay to start off my computer died a few days ago because of a windows failure/flaw/sabotage so i switched to unbuntu but my old wireless adapter didnt work so i got a new one without checking if it was ubuntu compatable. i searched the net and found some quick how-to's to get it to work but none help as I have only gotten as far as downloading three files needed before they start talking some alien or dead language and i get lost, the computer that needs the usb wireless adapter has no internet right now. can anyone help me with a good step by step guide on how to get the adapter to even show up under "networks" or even better get it working? i'm new to ubuntu......
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Fatman
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2008, 08:59:29 AM »

I don't personally use Ubuntu or the DWA-130, so I am speaking from generalistic experience not specific experience.

Looking at all the Google hits I can find it appears that DWA-130 appears to require NDIS-Wrapper at this time.  Below is the Ubuntu NDIS-Wrapper How-To.  This is the best I am going to be able to do for you over the internets.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper

Now for the even less comforting part, wireless in Linux is an amazingly simple procedure compared to yesteryear, it is still not ready for most users though.  You have a rough road ahead of you.

Also, you mention that your wireless didn't work so you procured a new wireless adapter.  Is the DWA-130 the new or old adapter, and what make/model/chipset is the other adapter.  It is distinctly possible that it may be an easier or better supported chipset.
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evonwells
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2008, 09:02:33 AM »

new one
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Fatman
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2008, 12:42:58 PM »

What make and model is the old adapter?
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evonwells
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008, 04:15:19 AM »

i have no clue thats why i got the new one so I could know what drivers to get, i do know that it came with our bellsouth dsl pacakge from back at home.
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Fatman
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008, 09:09:28 AM »

Please have it connected and run the command lspci (if it is a PCI card) or lsusb (if it is a USB card) from a terminal.

Show me what that command displays and that will tell me what I need to know about it.

If it tells you that you don't have rights or can't find that command you may need to run sudo lspci or sudo lsusb instead.  I know that Ubuntu has a weird permission system and I am not certain how automatic it is.

If that still shows no such command you may need to ensure that the pci-utils and usb-utils packages are installed.
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evonwells
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2008, 03:35:31 PM »

sorry for the late reply even my laptop quit working for a while but i'm sure that's the network not the computer but here it is

gendoikari87@gendoikari87-desktop:~$ lsusb

Bus 006 Device 002: ID 07d1:3b11 D-Link System

Bus 006 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 

Bus 005 Device 002: ID 046d:c044 Logitech, Inc.

Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 

Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 055d:a230 Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co.

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 

Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 

gendoikari87@gendoikari87-desktop:~$

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evonwells
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2008, 09:03:26 PM »

okay figured most of it out and followed the guide, got that done, and the thing still will not show up under network manager?
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Fatman
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2008, 08:43:56 AM »

Well the good news is that it looks like your old adapter will also work under NDIS-Wrapper, I even have 1 report of it working under Ubuntu.  This report also has his direct post install directions and what appears to be links to drivers.  Could be a goldmine.

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-620893.html

That said how far did you get in the original instructions?

P.S. Go Gendo Ikari!
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evonwells
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« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2008, 12:55:33 PM »

how do you know me? anyway I got up to well past the driver checks.... still no go though.
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evonwells
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« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2008, 12:59:26 PM »

also installing with modprobe command and the other given with the ubuntu guide didn't work, got some error message i'll see if i can bring it up.
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Fatman
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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2008, 11:44:08 AM »

Cool, that error will help.

I don't know you, your hostname and login on your Ubuntu box were gendoikari87, and I am not completely unfamiliar with Neon Genesis.
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2009, 05:24:48 PM »

Google ubuntu, dwa-130 and ralink rt2870
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d-boingo
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2010, 06:24:25 AM »

I, too, had the same problem with my D-Link RangeBooster N DWA-142 in Ubuntu 9.10. After much web searching and frustration, I decided on a cunningly simple solution... write it off as a learning experience in futility, spend the $60 required to get something that works and give the old adapter to someone I dislike. For me, there is no happiness in spending a huge amount of time trying to configure something as deeply flawed in its construction as that adapter.
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2010, 05:12:00 PM »

Hi Evonwells,

     DWA-130 A1 use MRVW245.SYS  and NETMW245.INF with Ndiswrapper, DWA-130 Rev B use Rt2870.inf and Rt2870.sys with Ndiswrapper. Rev C has Linux driver from D-Link. Obtain drivers from D-Link, extract installation file with 7-Zip, use driver for XP. I hope this help.
PS. Linux Mint use Ubuntu kernel and is easier to set up in my opinion.
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