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    D-link Dwl-g120 Leaking Assloads Of Memory

    I have a D-Link wireless USB adaptor, high speed 802.11g DWL-G120. A thing it uses, called 120UTIL.EXE consumes so much memory. Every second, it eats up about 2-3 handles, which I do not know where they're going. For example, right now, my computer has been on since this morning, and it has about 18,200 unclosed handles it has opened. Is there anywhere I can upgrade this software? I can not find any information about this issue.

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    AO übergeek phishphreek's Avatar
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    Have you called their support? (I know... their support is about worthless.)

    What driver version are you using? The latest for that is 1.12 but that is a bit old.
    ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Wireless/dwlg120...driver_112.zip

    I make it a point to stay away from D-Link products. I've never had a good experience with ANY of their products. But, that is just me. A lot of people really like them for some reason. (Can't figure out why.)

    If it were me... I'd pick up a new card. They're practically free if you know where to look.
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    AO übergeek phishphreek's Avatar
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    Does this happen when the wifi card is plugged in?

    A post @ http://www.dslreports.com/forum/rema...ilite=dwl-g120 says that it doesn't happen when the card is connected but happens when the card is not connected.
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    I definitely clicked that link, uninstalled my current driver with the 1.12 uninstaller, and installed 1.12, but I'm checking the properties of it and it still says that:

    Driver Provider: GlobespanVirata
    Driver Data: 11/11/1003
    Driver Version: 1.0.5.0

    And it still leaks handles. I'm going to try again later, I may have done this improperly.

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    I think I installed it correctly. I used the 1.12 Setup.exe from the zip which removed the current version, restarted, and then ran it again, it should have installed 1.12, and then I restarted, and found myself still with 1.0.5. I do not know if this is right or not, and it also still leaks. Is there anywhere else I can post about this? It happens all the time and really sucks.

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    Hmmm,

    You could try uninstall and reinstall and make sure that you manually point it to the 1.12 drivers?

    It might be worth a try?
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    Well, I don't know which ones those would be. In the zip I found, there's

    data1.cab
    data1.hdr
    data2.cab
    Setup.exe
    Setup.ini
    Setup.inx
    layout.bin
    ikernel.ex_

    I'm sure none of those are drivers, but where would Setup.exe put them, how should I do this?

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    OK,

    I am afraid that this is a bit of a guess. I see that you have two .cab (cabinet files) and a .ex_

    The cabinet files are compressed files in their own right and the other one looks like a compressed executable.

    Create a folder, unzip all the files into it. When Windows rediscovers your device, don't let it search for a driver, but select "have disk" and point it to the folder you have created. It should see the installation program and take it from there?

    I would expect to find a *****.sys and one or more *****.dll files. They will be in C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\Drivers\ and or C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\

    If the first method doesn't work, try pointing at those two locations. Yeah, tell me about it.........a PITA
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