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Old 07-14-2005, 02:46 PM   #1
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Can't get Belkin 54g Wireless Desktop Network Card (F5D7000) Rev 03 to work


I just got a Belkin 54g Wireless Desktop Network Card (F5D7000) Rev 03 PCI card, the
ndiswrapper
website say that this card should work. I configured the card in the way explained in the ubuntu wiki. I can modprobe, and get the card up and running as wlan0, but I can't change essid with iwconfig, and it doesn't give a error.

If I scan the network I get
sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 No scan results

I'm trying to connect to a wireless router, SSID Broardcast is on, and I can connect to the network just fin from my Powerbook. I don't use any web-encryption (yet).

KWiFiManager says that the device is connected and the signal is fine but
Connected to network: any
Access point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Local IP: unavailable

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power:25 dBm
RTS thr:2347 B Fragment thr:2346 B
Power Management:off
Link Quality:100/100 Signal level:-10 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

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Old 07-14-2005, 08:57 PM   #2
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Yiiiiha I made this work by changing
the line "RadioState|1" to "RadioState|0"
in /etc/ndiswrapper/bcmwl5a/4E4:4320.conf

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Old 01-10-2006, 09:19 PM   #3
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Driver

Can you point me to the driver you are using?? I am having the same problem. I think it is the driver I am using. If you could send me a link to where you got your driver it would be awesome. ( I have changed that setting but it doesn't work.)

Thank you!
 
Old 01-11-2006, 03:42 AM   #4
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I use the following driver: bcmwl5a

I can see that I've made a typo above, the file that you
should change the RadioState in is:

find the line "RadioState|1" and change it to "RadioState|0"
in /etc/ndiswrapper/bcmwl5a/14E4:4320.conf

The netcard is working just fine with 128 bit encryption,
and I've had no problems with it since I've installed it.

Hope this helps, else just ask me again.

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Old 01-12-2006, 05:55 PM   #5
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Do you have a copy of the driver that I can use. I am having the same problem but I am using bcmwl5 not bcmwl5a. Did you download the driver or get it from the disk?
 
Old 01-12-2006, 06:50 PM   #6
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The driver from the disk works perfect.
Make sure you copy to hard disk both bcml5a.ini AND .sys for it to work.
Code:
modprobe ndiswrapper
dhcpcd wlan0
Should work fine then.

if you don't have dhcpcd, try dhclient.
 
Old 01-12-2006, 08:11 PM   #7
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That is set correctly on mine, but I still have the same problem. Could you e-mail me the driver files?? the ones I have don't seem to work. I am not sure why your driver files are bcmwl5a.XXX and mine are bcmwl5.XXX I don't want to go out and buy a new wireless card but I think that might be what I will have to do if this doesn't work. What kernel and distro are you running??
 
Old 01-13-2006, 10:45 AM   #8
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Just double check you are taking the correct steps here:
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...p/Installation
Especially the bit where you specify getting an IP address and so on.

Get the driver from here:
http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...dex.php/List#B

And you don't have to go out and buy a new wireless card, the Belkin works fine.

Make sure you do all that as proper root with "su -"
I had it working with Fedora Core 4 2.6.13 custom kernel, and now I have it working on Suse 10.0 with 2.6.13-15-default using ndiswrapper that came with the DVD.

Keep at it, you'll get there eventually.
 
Old 01-13-2006, 07:31 PM   #9
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From the link for the drivers I found a copy of the drivers for this card that work very well. I am up and running and sending this from my Mandriva box!!!! You have been so much help!! Thank you very very very very much!!
 
  


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