Here’s how to get up and running with the D-Link DWA-525 on Ubuntu 10.04:
1. Install the card and power up the machine.
2. Open the terminal and run
In the list you will see:
Network Controller: Ralink Device 3060 0
So now we know what device we need drivers for.
3. Go to http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=2 and download the RT3062PCI/mPCI/CB/PCIe(RT3060/RT3062/RT3562/RT3592) drivers.
You’ll be prompted for your name and email but you don’t need to sign into anything.
4. Extract the package and cd to the directory.
5. We need to make a slight modification to the configuration for the driver:
# Support Wpa_Supplicant
# Support Native WpaSupplicant for Network Manager
By default they are both set to ‘n’. Save and close the file.
6. From the top level directory, compile and install the driver:
make && make install
You need to use ‘sudo su’ and not just ‘sudo’ so it creates the directories properly.
7. After compilation, and whist still root, modprobe the driver:
You should get no output signalling success.
8. Now an important step. We need to blacklist a conflicting driver that will be loaded preferentially for this network card.
sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
and enter the following line at the bottom of the file:
Save and close.
9. Restart the machine.
10. When the machine is back up, verify the driver has been loaded and is being used by the device:
You should see the following in the list:
rt3562sta 924607 1
11. Now, launch the Network Manager and it should have detected the available wireless networks and you can configure the one you want.
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