Looking for drivers for a D-Link wireless card

vbimport

#1

Does anybody know where I can find drivers for an old D-Link wireless card?
The model is a D-Link Air DWL-520 Version D2. This is a wireless PCI card of the B type. I can find lots of drivers for this card but none of them are for the D2 version. I know this is an old card but I simply don’t want throw it away if I can avoid it. Thanks in advance,
budzos


#2

Hmm What version of windows do you have? If you have XP reinstalling might fix your troubles since XP should have 95% of older drivers. If you don’t care to do that. Well then the first question requires an answer for me to help you.

Matt


#3

I tried installing it in a freshly installed XP Pro with SP3 and it was not recognized. Its a
very obscure version of this card.
budzos


#4

budzos,
Its “D2” right? Not B2? (since it is the “B” type.)


#5

Are you sure the D1 version doesn’t work for the D2? It kind of looked like it might be for all d revision cards?


#6

Why are you even bothering with a card that can only do 11b (11mbit at best) and doesnt even support WPA/WPA2? You’ll just end up getting a very slow connection and on top of that insecure.
//Danne


#7

double post


#8

[QUOTE=ripit;2103847]Are you sure the D1 version doesn’t work for the D2? It kind of looked like it might be for all d revision cards?[/QUOTE]
I agree.
Have you tried this ?
http://support.dlink.com/products/view.asp?productid=DWL-520D


#9

[QUOTE=jflan;2104314]I agree.
Have you tried this ?
http://support.dlink.com/products/view.asp?productid=DWL-520D[/QUOTE]

I tried but no luck. Yes it is most definitely a D2 version of the card. I even peeled off the decal that had the revision # on it to check underneath it just in case. Maybe I will just scrap the card and keep the antenna. I had won it many years ago in an ebay auction with a plextor burner and a soundblaster live and some memory. I guess I am just a packrat. I thought maybe I could install it in one of the dozen or so computers I have laying around but I guess I can only use one at a time.
budzos


#10

There is nothing wrong with being a pack rat, lol. I actually have a 10 bast T novel netware approved nic sitting in my trash cards drawer (it might still work but who cares). I also have an old yamaha cd burner sitting next to my desk (Its not of much use with a half a dozen dvd burners, but I have a hard time throwing something away, that works and cost a few hundred dollars).


#11

budzos,

If you can determine what chip is on the card sometimes you can go to that mfr’s site and harvest drivers and software.
I was beta-testing Vista and had to do that with a Ralink-driven Linksys card.


#12

[QUOTE=jflan;2104540]budzos,

If you can determine what chip is on the card sometimes you can go to that mfr’s site and harvest drivers and software.
I was beta-testing Vista and had to do that with a Ralink-driven Linksys card.[/QUOTE]

Thanks I’ll try that.
budzos


#13

Another idea: might this be an OEM card like for Dell/HP/other big name computers?


#14

[QUOTE=mciahel;2104984]Another idea: might this be an OEM card like for Dell/HP/other big name computers?[/QUOTE]

Thats a good point since the soundblaster live that I won in the same ebay auction was a Dell oem. I’ll check around.
Thanks or the suggestion,
budzos