Using a DWA-171 wifi adapter with fedora

New to Linux and looking to make a desktop wireless. Bought a DP-Link DWA-171 (c1 type) adapter, which offers a linux driver on their website (D-Link Technical Support). Looking for detailed instructions on the installation process, if it is even possible, in the latest version of fedora. Thank you for your time.

I haven’t tried but it seems the above link has Fedora specific instructions.

The driver seems to have installed properly, but I may have what the website calls a multistate driver. Any ideas on how to change it from acting like a flash drive to acting like a wifi adapter?

I am sorry I have no idea about this.

Can you show how it announces itself over USB? Please post lsusb output and the part of dmesg which appears when you insert it into your machine.

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Of course. When typing lsusb in the terminal, it displays the following output:

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 002: ID 04b3:310b IBM Corp. Red Wheel Mouse
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 03f0:0d4a HP, Inc SK-2025 Keyboard
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

The dmesg command displayed a lot of text, but I believe this is what you’re looking for. If not I can just post the whole command.

[ 600.558683] usb 2-6: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci-pci
[ 600.687370] usb 2-6: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=1a2b, bcdDevice= 2.00
[ 600.687375] usb 2-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[ 600.687378] usb 2-6: Product: DISK
[ 600.687381] usb 2-6: Manufacturer: D-Link Corporation
[ 600.827474] usb-storage 2-6:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
[ 600.828673] scsi host8: usb-storage 2-6:1.0
[ 600.828795] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
[ 600.851437] usbcore: registered new interface driver uas
[ 601.553895] usb 2-6: USB disconnect, device number 3
[ 601.886633] usb 2-6: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci-pci
[ 602.018489] usb 2-6: New USB device found, idVendor=2001, idProduct=331d, bcdDevice= 2.00
[ 602.018497] usb 2-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 602.018500] usb 2-6: Product: DWA-171
[ 602.018502] usb 2-6: Manufacturer: D-Link Corporation
[ 602.018504] usb 2-6: SerialNumber: 123456