Bug 134556 - D-Link DWL-520 wireless seen as a wired card
Summary: D-Link DWL-520 wireless seen as a wired card
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-network
Version: 3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2004-10-04 16:14 UTC by Jamie Bohr
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-19 15:00:11 UTC

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Description Jamie Bohr 2004-10-04 16:14:02 UTC
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Description of problem:
The D-Link DWL-520 card is seen by the OS (FC3-test2) as a wired
network card; FC2 has the same issue.  I was told that kudz might be
the problem, but it was unclear if that was truely the root cause. 
The network configure utility sees the card as a Prism 2.5 ....

I was asked to place a bug in bugzilla so the developers would know
there is an issue.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Install the card
2.  Let kudzu find and configure the card

Actual Results:  Bring up redhat-config-network-gui, the wireless card
will be listed as a wireed card.

Expected Results:  redhat-config-network-gui sees the card as wireless
card to wireless configuration can be done.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-10-04 16:35:17 UTC
All network cards are classified as a single class in kudzu; there's
not much else to be done there.

Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2004-10-05 08:37:06 UTC
what does:
# /sbin/iwconfig 


Comment 3 Jamie Bohr 2004-10-05 14:16:18 UTC
# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.


system-config-network-gui sees the card as a "Intersil Corporation
Prism".  I tested FC 2, same issue.

Comment 4 Harald Hoyer 2004-10-05 15:43:48 UTC
could you try system-config-network-1.3.21, as soon as it appears on

Comment 5 Jamie Bohr 2004-11-19 13:06:36 UTC
Sorry it took so long to reply, I was out.  After installing a fresh
copy of FC3 the wireless card, D-Link DWL-520, still shows up as a
wired card.  If you would like I can allow you to login so you can
look around.

Comment 6 Harald Hoyer 2004-11-19 15:00:11 UTC
# iwconfig

does not show any wirless extensions, you need to install the correct
kernel module for this card. As it seems there is none for the "D-Link
DWL-520" in FC3.
A fast google search with "D-Link DWL-520 linux" resulted in:

So get the source and compile your driver... 

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