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Installing dLink DWA 525 Linux Drivers

If you are upgrading your desktop PCI wifi cards to faster N series Dlink cards, you will be in for a bit of surprise. The drivers provided by Dlink are still in alpha (for DWA 525 series) and are not natively supported in most Linux distributions.
So if you face this conundrum, here is a simple solution (Thanks to Aftab and Umar for providing the steps).
  • First download the drivers for Dlink DWA-525 wifi card from the following link: http://ftp.dlink.ru/pub/Wireless/DWA-525/Drivers/Linux/
  • Unzip the downloaded file into a directory
  • cd into the newly unzipped directory
  • type the following commands
    • make
    • sudo make install
  • Now edit the following file
    • vi  /etc/modeprob.d/blacklist.conf
  • Append the following line at the end of the file
    • blacklist rt2800pci
  • And now reboot the machine
    • sudo reboot
Your newly installed wifi card should now be working just fine. Enjoy surfing at 150mbps (theoretically) :)

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