Installing a D-Link DWA-125 Wi-Fi on Ubuntu 11.04

We’re modernizing the office on Kimitachi and bought a couple of DWA-125 Wi-Fi dongles in order to get rid of the ugly and bad cables (yeah i know they’re not bad but..)!

Everything was going fine: plug and play, network recognized, connected and ta-da! slow connection! slower than the slowest cripple snail!

Fortunately, since i use ubuntu, a lot of folks have had this problem before me and, from the hundreds of non-working solutions i found, i came out with a little simple guide that works as a charm for me:

  1. Disable IPV6 – Go to /etc/sysctl.conf and add the following line: net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6=1
  2. Blacklist the mean module that is controlling your dongle (code below)

On /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

blacklist rt2800lib
blacklist rt2800usb
blacklist rt2x00lib
blacklist rt2x00usb

And that’s it! Go get that 10GB download!

  • C4

    Great! Same problem here from Chile. After searching a lot, and reading very technical stuff (that i dont understand, because am noob), finally I applied this simple solution and voilä! Reboot and dongle is working just inmediately!
    Thanks!
    @c4rlitos:twitter 

    • http://techie.lucaspr.im Lucas d’Acampora Prim

      Glad i could help! :)

  • Saradmills

    ahhh i dont get it!