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Wridmuld
November 18th, 2008, 02:18 PM
Hi guys.

I have tried now for some time to get my DLINK DWA-140 to work with no results.

There are a number of posts about this specific device, and I have to my best knowledge (and with a little help from my friends... thanks again!) gone through these without any positive results.
My knowledge of Ubuntu and Linux generally is not that very great so I might very well have missed a few things.

I tried to make and install the Ralink 2870 driver according to the following instructions:

http://sudan.ubuntuforums.com/showpost.php?p=5400203&postcount=6

It did not work. So I made (maked???) the 2860 driver instead. It was possible to make and install, but the device still do not show up anywhere. In the desktop System - Administration - Network Tools, only the loopback and my normal ethernet card is visible.

The other posts I have looked at poses the following problems to me:


http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766850&highlight=DWA-140
There is no "RT2870_USB_DEVICES" - section in this file.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=859177&highlight=DWA-140
No wireless device shows up when I do ifconfig. And not in any other place either.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=683085&page=5
I followed the instructions, but nothing happened. Most probably because the device have not been found yet, I would guess.

I have no clue how to solve this, and quite honestly I would not like to buy new hardware or change distro because of this. If it is possible to solve this, I would like to.

Is there any kind Ubuntu-expert-geek out there qualified and good-hearted enough to help me with this?

Best regards

/Wridmuld

Wridmuld
November 18th, 2008, 03:17 PM
I think most information is already posted above, but just to be sure, I'll post some data here:


administrator@BURK:~$ iwconfig

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.


administrator@BURK:~$ lshw -C network
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 12
serial: 00:1f:c6:66:98:86
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.22 firmware=N/A ip=192.168.0.199 latency=0 module=sky2 multicast=yes


/etc/Network/interfaces
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback


administrator@BURK:/etc/network$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1f:c6:66:98:86
inet addr:192.168.0.199 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::21f:c6ff:fe66:9886/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:55121 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:30474 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:70424473 (70.4 MB) TX bytes:3308238 (3.3 MB)
Interrupt:17

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:486 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:486 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:30456 (30.4 KB) TX bytes:30456 (30.4 KB)

Wridmuld
November 18th, 2008, 03:31 PM
Yet more information:


administrator@BURK:~$ lsusb
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 005: ID 07d1:3c09 D-Link System DWA-140 802.11n Adapter [ralink rt2870]
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 046d:c025 Logitech, Inc. MX500 Optical Mouse
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 046d:c30e Logitech, Inc. UltraX Keys (X)
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:08ad Logitech, Inc. QuickCam Communicate STX
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub


administrator@BURK:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express DRAM Controller (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 02)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 02)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 92)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801IR (ICH9R) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801IR/IO/IH (ICH9R/DO/DH) 4 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) 2 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8500 GT (rev a1)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
03:00.0 IDE interface: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88SE6101 single-port PATA133 interface (rev b2)
05:02.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Agere Systems FW323 (rev 04)
05:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306 Fire II IEEE 1394 OHCI Link Layer Controller (rev c0)



administrator@BURK:~$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
ipv6 263972 16
af_packet 25728 2
binfmt_misc 16904 1
ppdev 15620 0
acpi_cpufreq 15500 3
cpufreq_userspace 11396 0
cpufreq_conservative 14600 0
cpufreq_ondemand 14988 1
cpufreq_stats 13188 0
freq_table 12672 3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
cpufreq_powersave 9856 0
video 25104 0
output 11008 1 video
wmi 14504 0
sbs 19464 0
sbshc 13440 1 sbs
pci_slot 12552 0
container 11520 0
battery 18436 0
iptable_filter 10752 0
ip_tables 19600 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 22916 1 ip_tables
ac 12292 0
sbp2 29324 0
parport_pc 39204 0
lp 17156 0
parport 42604 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
snd_hda_intel 381488 3
snd_usb_audio 89728 1
snd_pcm_oss 46848 0
snd_mixer_oss 22784 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 10884 0
snd_pcm 83204 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_usb_audio,snd_pcm_oss
snd_usb_lib 24192 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_seq_oss 38528 0
snd_seq_midi 14336 0
gspca_zc3xx 55936 0
snd_rawmidi 29824 2 snd_usb_lib,snd_seq_midi
gspca_main 29312 1 gspca_zc3xx
snd_hwdep 15236 1 snd_usb_audio
videodev 41344 1 gspca_main
v4l1_compat 22404 1 videodev
nvidia 6900560 36
snd_seq_midi_event 15232 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
evdev 17696 8
i2c_core 31892 1 nvidia
snd_seq 57776 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
snd_timer 29960 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
pcspkr 10624 0
snd_seq_device 15116 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
serio_raw 13444 0
iTCO_wdt 18596 0
intel_agp 33724 0
button 14224 0
psmouse 45200 0
snd 63268 19 snd_hda_intel,snd_usb_audio,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_ oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_hwdep,snd_ seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
agpgart 42184 2 nvidia,intel_agp
soundcore 15328 1 snd
iTCO_vendor_support 11652 1 iTCO_wdt
snd_page_alloc 16136 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
shpchp 37908 0
pci_hotplug 35236 1 shpchp
ext3 133384 5
jbd 55444 1 ext3
mbcache 16004 1 ext3
sr_mod 22212 0
sd_mod 42264 7
crc_t10dif 9984 1 sd_mod
cdrom 43168 1 sr_mod
sg 39732 0
pata_marvell 11776 0
ata_piix 24580 6
pata_acpi 12160 0
usbhid 35840 0
hid 50560 1 usbhid
ata_generic 12932 0
libata 177312 4 pata_marvell,ata_piix,pata_acpi,ata_generic
scsi_mod 155212 5 sbp2,sr_mod,sd_mod,sg,libata
sky2 53380 0
ohci1394 37936 0
ieee1394 96324 2 sbp2,ohci1394
dock 16656 1 libata
ehci_hcd 43276 0
uhci_hcd 30736 0
usbcore 148848 8 snd_usb_audio,snd_usb_lib,gspca_zc3xx,gspca_main,u sbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
thermal 23708 0
processor 42156 2 acpi_cpufreq,thermal
fan 12548 0
fbcon 47648 0
tileblit 10880 1 fbcon
font 16512 1 fbcon
bitblit 13824 1 fbcon
softcursor 9984 1 bitblit
fuse 60828 3

/Wridmuld

Wridmuld
November 18th, 2008, 10:15 PM
I solved it!

For your information:

There was nothing I could do to make it work until suddenly I decided to install the graphical Ndiswrapper "ndisgtk".
Then it just jumped on and started!

Well, folks, I got no idea why or how it started but now my DLINK DWA-140 works just fine without a glitch.

/Wridmuld