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downhiller2010
January 3rd, 2009, 05:41 AM
So i am brand new to linux and have a dlink DLW-520+ card. I have googled it a little but im not exactly sure where to get started. I really want to get this fixed so I can begin to explore the world of linux. Thanks in advance for any help.

Tim Sharitt
January 3rd, 2009, 06:01 AM
In a terminal run

lspci
and

lshw -C network

and post the output of each.

downhiller2010
January 3rd, 2009, 11:30 PM
I dont have an easy way to copy paste through different operating systems. From wat I know and running those commands it doesnt look like my card is recognized

melojo
January 3rd, 2009, 11:36 PM
If you have dual boot you can copy and paste to a text file then save it to your windows partition, then upload it from windows.

downhiller2010
January 4th, 2009, 02:19 AM
It seems like ndiswrapper is my best option

Tim Sharitt
January 4th, 2009, 02:45 AM
Do you have any idea what chipset the card uses?

downhiller2010
January 4th, 2009, 07:53 AM
I believe its a texas instruments acx 100 or something like that

downhiller2010
January 4th, 2009, 09:32 AM
Alright I used a wired connection to install ndiswrapper and got to where I am on the screenshot

Tim Sharitt
January 4th, 2009, 12:30 PM
You may need the firmware which is included in linux restricted modules. You'll need your wired conection to install it.
Open a terminal and enter

sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-generic
That should solve your problem for if the chipset is a TI acx100.

downhiller2010
January 4th, 2009, 06:56 PM
You may need the firmware which is included in linux restricted modules. You'll need your wired conection to install it.
Open a terminal and enter

sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-generic
That should solve your problem for if the chipset is a TI acx100.

my problem that i had in the screen shot?