Mac/Linux/Windows usb wireless adapter D-link DWL-G122



One of the tools I looked at having for my expanding kit has been a usb wireless adapter that would work with minimal install on Windows/Mac or Linux. As you can imagine…. it’s not as straightforward as just getting one that’s compatible with Windows…. well, after much searching I found the D-Link DWL-G122 802.11g Wireless USB adapter…. (Revision B it seems is the one to get…) Anyway, using a generic driver downloadable for the Mac it will work (from ralink http://www.ralinktech.com). On linux, you have choices (isn’t that the truth…) anyway, there is a native driver (from ralink for the RT2571W/RT2671 chipset) and there’s the rt2x00 driver project and it’s also possible (and fairly easy) to install the Windows driver via ndiswrapper.


So, if you do support for two or three different operating systems, you might want to see if you can find one of these usb keys. I managed to find this one on ebay and so far it’s been installed on a linux machine for a short period and now a Mac. All seems to work well. Next I’ll get to test it on a windows machine.

–update –
yes it works on WIndows quite well too. (I should note that although it’s a usb 2.0 wireless adapter it will work (although at a diminished speed) on a usb 1.1 port.

The revision I have that is supportable in all three is… H/W ver. B1

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