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D-Link DWA-182 AC1200 Wireless USB Adapter

How to install D-Link DWA-182 Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter on Linux Ubuntu


D-Link DWA-182 AC1200 Wireless USB AdapterAfter moving into the new place we ended up going totally WiFi. One small challenge came up, my (older) desktop PC was running Ubuntu and didn’t have an on board WiFi card, so I decided to purchase a USB adapter.

I picked up a D-Link DWA-182 Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter, seemed to be a pretty good performing adapter (from what I had read).

I hadn’t seen Linux listed in the support specs but I kind of expected that it wouldn’t be. Started looking for drivers on my smart phone and using it as a USB to transfer the downloaded files over.

Finally after going through quite a few forum posts I found the solution that I needed.

First I downloaded the driver from here:

Then it was the simple commands:
make clean
sudo make uninstall
sudo make install

When I plugged in the adapter it did nothing at first, but then I went into the “Network” settings in “System Settings”, I had the device right away and it recognized my network… put in my password and boom… here I am!

Just wrote this on the Linux desktop!

Reloading your Mac’s hosts file


This is something that I need to do from time to time. And I thought I would post it here so it would be a bit easier for me to remember the command…. since I don’t do it everyday, I always tend to look up syntax.

I often move sites from a server to another or need to have something running on an internal network and using the hosts file is a great little tool for me to run tests.

So to refresh your Mac’s hosts file, you would do something like this:
sudo niload -v -m hosts . < /etc/hosts

The command prompt may very well prompt you for password (just so you know).

I’ll also credit a website that I’ve stumbled on a couple of times when I’ve looked up the command’s syntax…

Holy Shmoly! – how to update /etc/hosts

– EDIT –

Should also note that this applies to older versions of Mac OS X, like Tiger (10.4).

On more recent versions, you only need to edit the host file. Make sure you clear your browser’s cache!

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