D-Link DWA-525 (WiFi, N 150, PCI Adapter)

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D-Link DWA-525 (WiFi, N 150, PCI Adapter)
Linux compatibility:
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Updated: 10/03/2016 05:48

Review of Linux Compatibility

The D-Link DWA-525 is a PCI card, which supports up to 160 Mbit/s connections according to 802.11n standard. The card exists in two versions:

Version 1: PCI-ID 1814:3060

The older version of the card bases on the Ralink RT3060 chipset and has the PCI-ID 1814:3060:

04:01.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. RT3060 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R [1814:3060]
Subsystem: D-Link System Inc DWA-525 Wireless N 150 Desktop Adapter (rev.A1) [1186:3c04]
Kernel driver in use: rt2800pci

Version 2: PCI-ID 1814:5360

The newer version uses the Ralink RT5360 chipset and has a different PCI-ID (1814:5360)

04:06.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. Device [1814:5360]

Both versions of the card are fully supported by the kernel module rt2800pci, which is part of the standard kernel at least since Linux kernel version 3.1.10, e.g. the card is automatically supported by Ubuntu 13.04.

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  • Anon1 on said:

    Linux detects this card but can’t connect reliably. I have this card and found this site while trying to search for a better one.

    It detects shows networks. But can not connect.

    Don’t buy this card it doesn’t work in linux.

    • admin on said:

      Which version of this card (PCI ID) are you using?
      Is there an error message in “tail -f /var/log/syslog” if the connection drops? And could you please provide us the relevant part of “dmesg” which shows how the driver is loaded? Cheers!

    • Mukul Shukla on said:

      It connects to the WiFi Network on Ubuntu 14.04 but does not ping to the network machines.


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