Dlink usb dongle

Hello, just to warn you I am VERY new to all this Linux malarky.

I just purchased a Dlink DWL-G122 usb stick for my laptop because it says “Linux support” on the box. This was clearly a lie!

I’ve tried following advice given to other people with this card, but I just ended up confused. So I found the “Network Settings” thing in YaST2, and attempted to configure the device. But then I was told I need firmware, and to go find this before continuing. This threw me. Where do I get this from?

If someone could give me some advice/instructions on how to get this thing working, in the language of a simpleton, I would be grateful. Or, would I just be better off taking it back and getting another card that is known to work out the box in Suse.

Now for all the stuff that’s asked for in the welcome guide thing:

/usr/bin/lsusb gives:

Bus 006 Device 003: ID 07d1:3c03 D-Link System DWL-G122 802.11g Adapter [ralink rt73]

dmesg | less gives:

usb 6-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
usb 6-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
usb 6-2: New USB device found, idVendor=07d1, idProduct=3c03
usb 6-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 6-2: Product: 802.11 bg WLAN
usb 6-2: Manufacturer: Ralink
phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'pid'
usbcore: registered new interface driver rt73usb
phy0 -> rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Error - Failed to request Firmware.

/usr/sbin/iwconfig gives:

wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:""
          Mode:Managed  Channel:0  Access Point: Not-Associated
          Tx-Power=0 dBm
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2352 B
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan gives:

wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

I’m running opensuse11, which apparently has kernel i686, with KDE 4.0.4. If that helps at all.

Sorry for the nooby nature of this post, but I’m a noob!!


download firmware from here http://www.ralinktech.com.tw/data/RT71W_Firmware_V1.8.zip then,just extract the archive and copy the rt73.bin file to /lib/firmware.Then configure as normal


Cheers Andy.

It’s all working fine now :slight_smile:


Cool, glad it’s all working.Now enjoy :slight_smile: