need driver for dlink g510 for fedora core 4
Posted 24 September 2006 - 11:48 PM
What is important to know, is what the revision number is for the wireless card. This way we know what chipset is on the card and can direct you to a proper driver. There are two revisions, A1 an B1, both have different chipsets (Marvell and Atheros respectively).
Posted 25 September 2006 - 07:52 AM
My card is a dlink DWL G510 rev. C
I have no clue what chipset it is...also please tell me what chipsets have to do with the card..are based on different chipsets made for motherboards having different chipsets?
P.S. please move the thread into the appropriate section as well..Thanks
Posted 25 September 2006 - 10:16 AM
Anyway, it has a Ralink Rt61 chipset. D-Link does not make Linux drivers for their cards, so you must use the corresponding Linux driver.
Each wireless card has it's own onboard chipset. This is independent from the motherboard (has nothing to do with the motherboard chipset). So, you must obtain the Linux driver that will work.
Also, you need to know the settings from the router (ESSID and WPA or WEP encription key), as there is no automatic setup, as with the Windows setup disk that you have with the drivers.
To give you an idea of what you need to do, see this link which speaks of this card in Ubuntu (as an example).
Another example for the older Ralink chipset is here. My article is slightly outdated, but you get the idea!
If you want to give it a try, we can proceed. The first link does not give you a step-by-step, but let's see what you think.
Posted 25 September 2006 - 02:33 PM
Please tell me as to how i should proceed further.