D-Link Drivers

The D-LINK DWL-120 WIRELESS USB ADAPTER is a network device manufactured by D-Link. Issues like weak Wi-Fi signal, slow DNS lookup, duplicate IP addresses, slow network and excessive CPU usage can be solved by updating this driver. This version of "Dlink.zip" is rated (4 out of 5 stars) based on 3,188 downloads and 31 reviews. It has been installed successfully by our users on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 3.3 MB.

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Supported Models



D-Link DWL-520 Wireless PCI Adapter



Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP

File Name


1.7.29 (2001-10-20) via .inf

Additional Notes

The Dlink wireless DWL-120 comes in four different versions. If yours says H/W D1 then you actually have a DWL-120d and need this driver for Windows XP because the driver on the Dlink site will not work in Windows XP (even though it says it will).

If you have tried the other driver, go to Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel and uninstall it first. Then unzip this file and run Setup.exe. Once setup is complete, there is no need to reboot the computer. Just go into the device manager and update the driver for the "USB Device" and point it to C \Dlink\XP.

Now it will work.

Uploaded By

Carey Holzman (DG Member) on 4-Dec-2003

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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
Dlink/layout.bin 417 bytes 6 May 2002
Dlink/Setup.ini 98 bytes 6 May 2002
Dlink/Autorun.EXE 640.1 KB 25 Jan 2002
Dlink/Setup.exe 54.8 KB 11 Apr 2001
Dlink/ikernel.ex_ 344.9 KB 5 Sep 2001
Dlink/data1.cab 441.2 KB 6 May 2002
Dlink/autorun.inf 47 bytes 25 Jan 2002
Dlink/data2.cab 1.2 MB 6 May 2002
Dlink/XP/PRISMUSB.sys 48.6 KB 24 Jan 2002
Dlink/XP/autoupdate.exe 868.4 KB 24 Jan 2002
Dlink/XP/PCANDIS5.SYS 16.1 KB 24 Jan 2002
Dlink/XP/PRISMNIC.INF 12.0 KB 24 Jan 2002
Dlink/XP/W32N50.dll 61.4 KB 24 Jan 2002
Dlink/XP/prismcfg.cpl 322.6 KB 24 Jan 2002
Dlink/XP/PRISMRES.dll 74.0 KB 24 Jan 2002
Dlink/XP/PRISMIOC.dll 74.0 KB 24 Jan 2002
Dlink/XP/prismnds.sys 50.2 KB 24 Jan 2002

How to Update D-LINK DWL-120 WIRELESS USB ADAPTER Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the D-LINK DWL-120 WIRELESS USB ADAPTER driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter D-LINK DWL-120 WIRELESS USB ADAPTER into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the D-Link Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the D-Link website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • In Windows 11, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

  • In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.

For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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