Getting the DWA-125 Wireless Dongle to Work in CentOS 5.8
I use an old IBM Thinkpad X32 which doesn't come with a built-in wireless networking card. Fortunately, I still have my D-Link DWA-125 wireless USB adapter lying around. I used this on a previous computer
before and it didn't let me down. I was hoping that this time around,
it wouldn't let me down either; and I can say that it didn't as I am
typing this post using the successful setup of a wireless connection.
This time around, I am using CentOS 5.8 as my operating system. Here's
how I got it working.
At this point it's quite clear that the driver is in its source code
form so it need to be built. To be safe, before attempting the next part
of the installation, it's best to install the tool to be used in
building the source code. I don't know which exact development tools are
going to be used so I installed the "Development Tools" group.
[usr@localhost ~]$ su -c 'yum groupinstall "Development Tools"'
Installing the Driver
Now the source code is downloaded and the tools to build are installed,
the last thing to do is to install the driver. And it's all just typing
the ff. commands in succession.
[usr@localhost ~]$ cd /tmp
[usr@localhost tmp]$ tar -xzf *LINUX*DWA-125*.tar.gz
[usr@localhost tmp]$ cd 2009_1204_RT3070_Linux_STA_v188.8.131.52
[usr@localhost 2009_1204_RT3070_Linux_STA_v184.108.40.206]$ su -
[usr@localhost 2009_1204_RT3070_Linux_STA_v220.127.116.11]# make
[usr@localhost 2009_1204_RT3070_Linux_STA_v18.104.22.168]# make install
另外，因為我會在教室中使用wiimote白板，所以一些wiimote白板的套件我都預裝了，而其中ardesia這個桌面繪圖的軟體需使用到桌面特效，所以我在LXDE 的工具列上預設開啟了Fusion Icon這個軟體，如果要使用ardesia的話，只要在工具列上的Fusion icon上按右鍵，先在〔Select Windows Manager〕中選〔Compiz〕，再按下〔Reload Windows Manager〕，就可以啟用桌面特效了，啟用桌面特效後就可以使用Ardesia了!