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Use a D-Link DWL-G122 USB WiFi Dongle
Authored by: Kid Charliemain on Mar 08, '07 12:10:18AM

This is a reply to cornuto's post of 27 Feb-

I have a d-link DWL-G120 USB dongle that I am trying to get to work on an old Clamshell running 10.3.9. I downloaded the Prism driver you mentioned (from, but had absolutely no luck getting it up and running. I also tried the old drivers (1.4.7) for the DWL-122 with no luck (tried both stock settings and changing the device in plist.pref, apparently this driver is for the PrismII chipset). The DWL-G120 is supposed to have the Prism54 chipset, but there is no interface that I can figure out to use with the driver from like there is with the old 1.4.7 driver (it drops a setup into system prefs that makes configuration really easy). If there is any advice or direction that you could offer, I'd be eternally grateful. The dongle is a DWL-G120 H/W Ver: B1, as I recall the device ID was 5181 in system profiler. Thanks!

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different chipsets in D-Link DWL-G122 USB and D-Link DWL-G120 USB
Authored by: moritzh on May 06, '07 05:41:50PM

I haven't read all of your post (it's late at night), but I think the following should clarify:

- There can be different chipsets in D-Link DWL-G122 USB and D-Link DWL-G120 USB.

- DWL-G120 USB: usually Prism2 chipset.

- DWL-G122 USB: usually RT2500 chipset (from ralinktech).

- The problem: There are different versions of these two cards around, so you cannot tell by the model name alone which chipset you have. Read the other posts above to find more details on this.

I hope this helps.

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