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    Exclamation need help installing D-Link DWA-131

    I'm a noob.
    I have a usb wifi card: D-Link DWA-131

    I already have a wireless card built-in my laptop which I am using now.
    But I would like to install my usb D-Link DWA-131 and use that one instead of my built-in one (.
    What are the steps that I need to do?
    please include all steps as I am completely new to Backtrack and Linux.
    I have Backtrack 4 R1.


    D-Link had drivers for Linux, and I downloaded the package. The installation file had this:



    ================================================== =============================
    Installation
    ================================================== =============================
    <<Method 1>>
    Runing the scripts accomplish all operations including building up modules
    from the source code, installing driver to the kernel and starting up the nic.
    1. Build up the drivers from the source code
    make

    2. Install the driver to the kernel
    make install
    reboot

    3. bring up wlan if nic is not brought up by GUI, such as NetworkManager
    ifconfig wlan0 up
    Note: use ifconfig to check whether wlan0 is brought up and use iwconfig to check your wlan interface name,
    since it may change wlan0 to wlan1,etc.

    <<Method 2>>
    Or only load the driver module to kernel and start up nic.
    1. Build up the drivers from the source code
    make
    2. Copy firmware to /lib/firmware/ or /lib/firmware/(KERNEL_VERSION)/
    cp -rf firmware/RTL8192SU /lib/firmware
    or
    cp -rf firmware/RTL8192SU /lib/firmware/(KERNEL_VERSION)
    Note: This depends on whether (KERNEL_VERSION) subdirectory exists under /lib/firmware

    3. Load driver module to kernel and start up nic.
    ./wlan0up
    Note: when "insmod: error inserting 'xxxx.ko': -1 File exists" comes out
    after run ./wlan0up, please run ./wlan0down first, then it should
    be ok..
    Note: If you see the message of "unkown symbol" during ./wlan0up, it
    is suggested to build driver by <<Method 1>>.




    So I used method 2, and I did step 1 and 2. Step 3 says 'load driver module to kernel'
    How do I do that? Btw, I still have my wlan0 on from my built-in wifi card.

    I would really appreciate the help!
    Thank you

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    Default Re: need help installing D-Link DWA-131

    Quote Originally Posted by archonan View Post
    I'm a noob.
    I have a usb wifi card: D-Link DWA-131

    I already have a wireless card built-in my laptop which I am using now.
    But I would like to install my usb D-Link DWA-131 and use that one instead of my built-in one (.
    What are the steps that I need to do?
    please include all steps as I am completely new to Backtrack and Linux.
    I have Backtrack 4 R1.


    D-Link had drivers for Linux, and I downloaded the package. The installation file had this:



    ================================================== =============================
    Installation
    ================================================== =============================
    <<Method 1>>
    Runing the scripts accomplish all operations including building up modules
    from the source code, installing driver to the kernel and starting up the nic.
    1. Build up the drivers from the source code
    make

    2. Install the driver to the kernel
    make install
    reboot

    3. bring up wlan if nic is not brought up by GUI, such as NetworkManager
    ifconfig wlan0 up
    Note: use ifconfig to check whether wlan0 is brought up and use iwconfig to check your wlan interface name,
    since it may change wlan0 to wlan1,etc.

    <<Method 2>>
    Or only load the driver module to kernel and start up nic.
    1. Build up the drivers from the source code
    make
    2. Copy firmware to /lib/firmware/ or /lib/firmware/(KERNEL_VERSION)/
    cp -rf firmware/RTL8192SU /lib/firmware
    or
    cp -rf firmware/RTL8192SU /lib/firmware/(KERNEL_VERSION)
    Note: This depends on whether (KERNEL_VERSION) subdirectory exists under /lib/firmware

    3. Load driver module to kernel and start up nic.
    ./wlan0up
    Note: when "insmod: error inserting 'xxxx.ko': -1 File exists" comes out
    after run ./wlan0up, please run ./wlan0down first, then it should
    be ok..
    Note: If you see the message of "unkown symbol" during ./wlan0up, it
    is suggested to build driver by <<Method 1>>.




    So I used method 2, and I did step 1 and 2. Step 3 says 'load driver module to kernel'
    How do I do that? Btw, I still have my wlan0 on from my built-in wifi card.

    I would really appreciate the help!
    Thank you
    Download Realtek driver itself not from D-Link:

    http://www.realtek.com/downloads/dow...Downloads=true

    then UNARK and go to "driver" folder then UNARK again and run in created folder:

    make
    make install
    reboot

    after reboot it will appear under "wlan0"

    It works for me.
    rgds

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