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D-Link DWA-140 Wireless NIC USB on Ubuntu

by Jon on December 11th, 2009

I have a D-Link DWA-140 N wireless USB network card and I wanted to use it with a ubuntu desktop at home but I couldn’t get it to work. So after a little research I got it working with a simple conf change.

Edit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and simply add this line to it, blacklist rt2800usb restart the computer and it should work without an issue. You will have to use sudo to edit the file see the command below.

sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

blacklist rt2800usb

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  1. Hi Jon, I am a windows user and thought I would give Ubuntu 10.10 a try. Had probs with the DWA-140 connection dropping. Found your blog and inserted the blacklisted line and hey presto! I have a working internet connection. Thank you very much and merry Christmas 2010 😀

    • Paul, thanks for the comment glad I could help you out! Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year in 2011.


  2. Peter permalink

    Found it via google.
    works like a charm.

    Thanks for the help


  3. cnogueira permalink


    I am pretty much new as Ubuntu user and really do not understand very well about linux commands, however, I have ubuntu and got a d-link dwa-140 and it does not work on my comp (ubuntu) have seem here that many have made it work, is possible please you write step by step how I can make it work please??

    Thanks very much and appreciate yr help…

    • Open a terminal(command prompt) window then copy and paste the following commands:

      sudo su
      (enter password)
      cat “blacklist rt2800usb” >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

      Then restart your computer.

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