Help with notebook card D-LINK DWA-652

Hi everyone, i need help with my newtork adapter card D-LINK DWA-652. Does anyone know how to install the drivers or steps i should take? The commands on the terminal are new to me as i just switched over to linux. Any help would be appreciated.

Also does anyone know how to get multiple desktops on my comp- like gnome and kde4, kde3, xfce. I wanted to try them all out to see if one works best for me and i thought i downloaded them all at installation. I clicked on gnome for my primary installation but when the final confirmation step i changed and added the kde desktop, and xfce desktop as additioanl software to download. I restarted my comp to see if i could get a chance to switch between them but i could not.

Thanks- Adrian

ref your wireless, post the output of

**/sbin/lspci -v **

as for the other problems,it would be advisable for you to post the problem in the relevant section,as,posting in the network section,mostly draws the network guru’s

Thanks so much. So when you mean post the output of, you mean to type “/sbin/lspci -v” that up in the terminal?? Or something else?

yes and then post the output here to see the specification of the network card.

You should visit the D-LINK web page and search your card model. Maybe they provide a driver for linux.

Also exists the ndiswrapper project that uses the windows drivers to install the device.

Thank you- Ok, so i will go to the D-Link website and check that out and then i will go to opensuse and copy the info on my card.

I have windows xp installed on my laptop and my d-link driver is already installed on there and works. Can Ndiswrapper use the already installed driver on my laptop to run it on linux? And how do you run ndiswrapper?
thanks for the help

No. You have to locate the .inf and .sys files of your card that is usually saved in the installation cd/dvd of you laptop. Copy both files to your linux partition to load it using ndiswrapper command.
I think you can download ndiswrapper using yast, I not sure, I never try it. You also can download the source code and then compile it.
The steps are simple

  1. ndiswrapper -i [the .ini file]
  2. modprobe ndiswrapper
  3. ifconfig wlan0 up

Type (google) “ndiswrapper how to” and take a look for more info.