D-Link Wireless N 150 USB Adapter woes

I got myself one these. The D-Link DWA 125 Wireless N 150 USB Adapter. Turns out it doesn’t get detected/work on Fedora 14. Has anyone been able to get working on a similar distribution ? Or, is there a document that says what I should be trying to do ? I couldn’t seem to find one myself.

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15 thoughts on “D-Link Wireless N 150 USB Adapter woes”

  1. F14 ships with an old kernel, I think it might be an atheros HTC device, try installing 2.6.38.

  2. I dunno if it’s what you’re seeing, but I have issues with the D-Link DAP 1350 (pocket N-router) I can see it and connect, but I can’t get any pages.

    I looked at the logs and it shows me as connecting, so I don’t know what’s going on. this is with an Intel 5300 wireless card.

    Switching it to be ag with no N makes it work. It’s sad.

  3. Hey, I only found out that sometimes the rt3070 driver could work. Other than that, it seems you are a bit screwed, nobody has had any luck with that particular gizmo. I never used Ralink Chipsets before, only Atheros.

    I wish somebody here will have the answer you seek.

  4. The first thing to do is to figure out which chipset the device is based on. This can be done by looking at datasheets, specifications, lsusb, the windows driver files, or the results of a Google search.

  5. works out of box with fedora 15 and opensuse 11.3/11.4. Fedora 15 uses kernel module and opensuse uses third party driver.

    With fedora 14 you might want to pick packages from rpmfusion or from ralink website and compile yourself.

  6. lsusb is key; model names are useless for wireless adapters, as the manufacturers often change the chipset while keeping the product name the same (or adding a tiny ‘v2’ or ‘v3’ which is often present only on the hardware itself).

  7. Peter, I’ll update the post with the details. For the moment following Kevin’s suggestion below in the comments worked out 🙂 Thanks for your pointer about the Kernel.

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