Install DWA-140 D-Link USB Adapter on Lucid

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Install DWA-140 D-Link USB Adapter on Lucid

Postby intodis » 13 Apr 2010, 01:12

I have fought with this adapter for sometime now how every this seems to be working on Lucid and seems to be thorough

Reference: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9095681&postcount=24

My shrunk down instruction for my setup

Blacklisting Modules:
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gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

add these lines to the end of the file:
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blacklist rt2x00usb
blacklist rt2x00lib
blacklist rt2800usb
Save the file

Need a compiler and Linux headers installed
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sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic

Download a copy of Ralink's rt2870 USB driver from http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=2
Save to desktop
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cd ~/Desktop
tar -xvf ~/Desktop/RT2870_LinuxSTA*.tgz
cd ~/Desktop/*2870*

Configure for Network Manager ...
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gedit ~/Desktop/*2870*/os/linux/config.mk

change to this
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# Support Wpa_Supplicant
HAS_WPA_SUPPLICANT=y
# Support Native WpaSupplicant for Network Maganger
HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT_SUPPORT=y
Save.

Compile
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cd ~/Desktop/*2870*
make
sudo make install

(If you're trying to compile a second time, please note: Run "make clean" before running "make" to remove your previous attempt.)

This installs the module rt2870sta.ko, but now you have 2 copies of it:
one in /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/wireless and another at /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/staging/rt2870.
The one in the staging directory is the one that came with Ubuntu, which obviously doesn't work for you.

Before you delete your old driver, run the following commands to see if your newly compiled driver actually functions with your USB device. The first line requires the device unplugged.
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sudo modprobe -r rt2870sta
sudo insmod /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rt2870sta.ko
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
sudo restart network-manager

If NetworkManager now works, congratulations.

Now delete the version of the rt2870sta module that came with Ubuntu, otherwise, you will have to run the above commands whenever you want to use the new driver.
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sudo rm -rf /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/staging/rt2870

You will need to recompile this module every time a new Linux kernel is installed.
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