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I'm an ubuntu 12.04 user and my wireless Network card(D-Link WIRELESS N 150 DESKTOP ADAPTER DWA-525) has always worked well with the driver suggested here, However this morning I updated the Generic Kernel (as suggested by Upgrade Manager) to version: 3.2.0-26 and suddenly wireless stopped working. It isn't totally unexpected, in fact the following commands used to solve the problem:

sudo su
  cd /home/jose/DPO_RT3562_3592_3062_LinuxSTA_V2.4.1.1_20101217
make clean
make install
  modprobe rt3562sta

(Where /home/jose/DPO_RT3562_3592_3062_LinuxSTA_V2.4.1.1_20101217 is the path to the driver)

Unfortunately, Today I got the following error(s) while issuing the make step:

root@jarvis:/home/jose/DPO_RT3562_3592_3062_LinuxSTA_V2.4.1.1_20101217# make
make -C tools
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/jose/DPO_RT3562_3592_3062_LinuxSTA_V2.4.1.1_20101217/tools'
gcc -g bin2h.c -o bin2h
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/jose/DPO_RT3562_3592_3062_LinuxSTA_V2.4.1.1_20101217/tools'
cp -f os/linux/Makefile.6 /home/jose/DPO_RT3562_3592_3062_LinuxSTA_V2.4.1.1_20101217/os/linux/Makefile
make -C /lib/modules/3.2.0-26-generic-pae/build SUBDIRS=/home/jose/DPO_RT3562_3592_3062_LinuxSTA_V2.4.1.1_20101217/os/linux modules
make: *** /lib/modules/3.2.0-26-generic-pae/build: No such file or directory.  Stop.
make: *** [LINUX] Error 2

I was wondering If somebody knows how to solve this problem? I honestly don't know what to do about it.

Thank you very much in advance for all the help.


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You must have the headers for the running (or target) kernel installed to be able to build modules. This should solve your problem:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`

If you can't get a wired connection, download these two DEB files to a USB stick, etc., and install with sudo dpkg -i:
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Infinite Thanks for your reply, This may sound silly before I ask it, but, Do i Have to install the .DEB files before issuing the install linux headers command? (I just don't want to make any mistakes.) Thanks.. – Jose E Jul 2 '12 at 17:21
No -- if you have an internet connection, apt-get is all that should be needed. The DEB file alternative is only required if you have no connection on the computer and need to use a USB, etc. on another internet-enabled computer... – izx Jul 2 '12 at 17:22
@JoseE, please remember to accept the answer (tick/check mark on left) if you are able to successfully compile the driver! :) Thanks. – izx Jul 2 '12 at 17:23
I'm afraid I don't have an Internet connection on the machine where the problem is happenning. I'm currently writing to you from a Laptop that has windows on it. :( – Jose E Jul 2 '12 at 17:24
And, yep, no problem... let me see If your solution helps.. I'll try it out now. (Things are really slow when internet access is missing) – Jose E Jul 2 '12 at 17:25

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