D-Link DWA-171 not detected (Linux Mint 16) [SOLVED]

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trtolson
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D-Link DWA-171 not detected (Linux Mint 16) [SOLVED]

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I apologize in advance, I am extremely green when it comes to Linux. Running older hardware, but it runs really well. Unfortunately, the internal WiFi doesn't work. The system sees the internal card, and I can install the broadcom driver in "Driver Manager", but the "WiFi Catcher" selector switch on this dell I believe is fried, so even though the system sees the internal card, "WiFi" isn't enabled. So I picked up the D-Link DWA-171 USB adapter. I had tested with a Linksys AE1000 USB adapter from my windows box. That worked without any issues. This D-Link, not so much. Below is the inxi -Fxz output, I'm not sure what else will be needed to assist with this problem. Thank you in adavance for your assistance and your understanding :)

thomas@Mint-Laptop ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: Mint-Laptop Kernel: 3.11.0-12-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.8.1) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 16 Petra
Machine: System: Dell product: Inspiron 1521
Mobo: Dell model: 0GU163 Bios: Dell version: A01 date: 06/20/2007
CPU: Dual core AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-56 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 svm) bmips: 3191.74
Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS690M [Radeon Xpress 1200/1250/1270] bus-ID: 01:05.0
X.Org: 1.14.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1280x800@61.1hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RS690 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.2.1 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.11.0-12-generic
Network: Card-1: Broadcom BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX driver: b44 ver: 2.0 bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Card-2: Broadcom BCM4311 802.11a/b/g driver: b43-pci-bridge bus-ID: 0b:00.0
IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives: HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (4.0% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD2500BEVT size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 227G used: 9.3G (5%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 3.08GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 44.5C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 154 Uptime: 1:05 Memory: 539.3/2902.0MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.1 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4

thomas@Mint-Laptop ~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05a9:2640 OmniVision Technologies, Inc. OV2640 Webcam
Bus 001 Device 009: ID 2001:3314 D-Link Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
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Re: D-Link DWA-171 not detected (Linux Mint 16) [SOLVED]

Post by trtolson »

I continued googling and found this. Happy to say, I currently have a working DWA-171 on this old dell and I'm wireless again :)!

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2168426

Here are the bits necessary to get it working (all credit to Chili555 on the above link):

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sudo apt-get install git
git clone https://github.com/abperiasamy/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux.git
cd rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux
make
sudo make install
sudo modprobe 8812au
When a new kernel version is installed, it'll need to be recompiled, here is the info for that:

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cd rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux
make clean
make
sudo make install
sudo modprobe 8812au

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Re: D-Link DWA-171 not detected (Linux Mint 16) [SOLVED]

Post by sat-info »

Thankyou very much for the above post, Bought one of these Dongles Today and it works in Linux Mint 17 (64bit)

Thanks again!!

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Re: D-Link DWA-171 not detected (Linux Mint 16) [SOLVED]

Post by zomorf »

Worked for me aswell... Many thanks for the information...

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Re: D-Link DWA-171 not detected (Linux Mint 16) [SOLVED]

Post by opaArt »

Thanks to the instructions, I finally got the DWA-171 Dual Band adapter working in Mint Debian.

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Re: D-Link DWA-171 not detected (Linux Mint 16) [SOLVED]

Post by jsh123 »

This does not appear to work with Mint 17, locks up the kernel laptop does not power down as soon as I plugin the device.

Config is:

jeff@Mint17 ~ $ uname -a
Linux Mint17 3.13.0-37-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 22 21:28:38 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
jeff@Mint17 ~ $ clear

jeff@Mint17 ~ $ uname -a
Linux Mint17 3.13.0-37-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 22 21:28:38 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
jeff@Mint17 ~ $ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 8086:0189 Intel Corp.
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1bcf:2881 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
jeff@Mint17 ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: Mint17 Kernel: 3.13.0-37-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.2) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca
Machine: System: Dell (portable) product: Dell System Inspiron N7110
Mobo: Dell model: 05VJ58 version: A00 Bios: Dell version: A12 date: 02/22/2012
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-2670QM CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 17543.5
Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz 3: 800.00 MHz 4: 800.00 MHz 5: 800.00 MHz 6: 1700.00 MHz 7: 800.00 MHz 8: 800.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1600x900@60.2hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.1.3 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.13.0-37-generic
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 [Rainbow Peak] driver: iwlwifi ver: in-tree: bus-ID: 01:00.0
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (64.9% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD5000BPVT size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 453G used: 303G (71%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 6.33GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 55.0C mobo: 55.0C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 228 Uptime: 52 min Memory: 1149.2/5862.7MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.2 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4

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Re: D-Link DWA-171 not detected (Linux Mint 16) [SOLVED]

Post by tylerecouture »

This driver and its instructions worked for me on Mint 17.3 (64)

https://github.com/gnab/rtl8812au

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