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hoboboot
October 15th, 2010, 06:47 PM
so i have a desktop without ethernet access to the internet, i have ethernet, and thats how i got 9.04 to download the drivers proprietary drivers for nvidia gfx card aswell as DWL-G122 rev A2 USB wifi adapter, which then allows my desktop to connect to the internet wirelessly, without ethernet...

i was wondering if theres a way to get the DWL-G122 driver into 10.10 maverick meerkat without using ethernet... can i download drivers via the wifi in windoze and then install them via maverick meerkat?

thanks -hobo

hhh
October 16th, 2010, 01:23 AM
Yes, put the driver in /lib/firmware and you should almost immediately see your wireless connection in network manager.

hoboboot
October 27th, 2010, 08:47 PM
where would i find the driver though?

Frogs Hair
October 27th, 2010, 09:32 PM
I had no trouble finding that driver on the internet but I could only find a Windows version.

hhh
October 28th, 2010, 02:41 AM
where would i find the driver though?
I'm sorry, I thought you said in your 1st post that you had wifi working on Ubuntu 9.04.

Here is the Windows driver...
http://www.dlink.ca/products/?tab=3&pid=DWL-G122&rev=DWL-G122_revA2

You can then use ndiswrapper to activate it for Linux...
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper

This document says that in Feisty you need to first blacklist prism54usb (it's an old USB)...
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HardwareSupportComponentsWirelessNetworkCardsDlink
To do that, open a terminal and enter
gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf, scroll to the bottom and add
blacklist prism54usb then log out and back in (or reboot).