View Full Version : [SOLVED] Update from 11.04 to 11.10: How to fix D-Link DWA-140

October 14th, 2011, 09:33 AM
When updating from 11.04 to 11.10, my DWA-140 USB wireless networking device stopped working.

It turned out that I'd previously blacklisted the rt2800usb driver which was problematic in ubuntu 11.04 (see this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1741600)), but which is now required in 11.10.

If you have the same problem, all you need to do is to edit the blacklist file in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf, and remove the line which blacklists rt2800usb.

Hope this helps someone with the same problem!

October 17th, 2011, 06:24 PM
Thank you for your post. That is exactly what I was looking for!

October 19th, 2011, 01:19 AM
Thank you very much!

Writing through the newly fixed DWA140 wireless connection...:-)

October 19th, 2011, 11:11 AM
Hello and thanks! Problem solved in 30 seconds. Strange, though, going back to previously blacklisted modules...