I've been a general Ubuntu user for about two years now and consider myself to have just enough knowledge to be dangerous. Now long story short, I recently purchased a D-link DWA-131 usb wifi adapter on the promise that it would work right out the box. Turns out that this is both true and false. It seems that D-link revised this model at some point and while the old version does work out the box the new one does not.
Not to be dissuaded I searched the forums and found numerous post on how to get this device running. Unfortunately none of them was directly on point nor did following their directions help. The best that I have been able to accomplish is getting the network manager to show that wireless signals were available but that the device was not ready or that that the firmware was missing. This of course lasted only until I rebooted my machine.
Can anyone help me with this issue.
I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04.