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Old 09-15-2004, 11:11 PM   #1
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Belkin f5d7010 doesnt work.


I downloaded several versions of ndiswrapper (.9, .7) and they all freeze my computer when I try to load the driver that came with the card (Belkin F5D7010) on the CD.

I type modprobe ndiswrapper then enter, and the power light comes on the card, then the computer freezes.

Ndiswrapper version .10 says "Failed to allocate DMA coherent memory. Windows driver requested 4096 bytes of cached memory"

I tried using Linuxants DriverLoader thing, and it worked. I was under the impression that DriverLoader and ndiswrapper were the same thing, maybe I was wrong .

I have an old Dell Latitude CP running SuSE 8, kernel 2.4.19 4GB, with 64 mb of RAM.
thanks in advance
 
Old 10-01-2004, 04:55 AM   #2
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Re: Belkin f5d7010 doesnt work.

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Originally posted by l00zer
several versions of ndiswrapper (.9, .7) and they all freeze my computer when I try to load the driver that came with the card (Belkin F5D7010) on the CD.
Me too, although I didn't try .7 (yet). Same card, freezes my SuSE 9.0 (kernel through YaST now 2.4.21-243-default).

Now a colleage of mine stated, same card, it works for him with 0.7 (NOT with 0.9, there he has freezing too). Full of hope, I'll now desinstall 0.9, and install 0.7, and try again.
Now when installing the driver under Win2K, I contacted Belkin, and they pointed me to their website, and instructed me to download the most recent _american_ XP driver. This had/has nothing to do with linux, I'm assuming, but nonetheless I'm using that driver too (combination of unzip to extract the F5D7010-v2.4.4.exe driver package, and cabextract to extract the intereresting files from data.cab).

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I tried using Linuxants DriverLoader thing, and it worked. I was under the impression that DriverLoader and ndiswrapper were the same thing, maybe I was wrong .
Here I'm pretty sure you're indeed mistaken. Linuxants Driverloader is a commercial package. ndiswrapper is a free, open source (sourceforge) project to have the same functionality as DriverLoader.

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I have an old Dell Latitude CP running SuSE 8, kernel 2.4.19 4GB, with 64 mb of RAM.
My system also is a Dell (Inspiron 8k), SuSE 9.0, but as you stated earlier in your message, you too are running (thanks to YoU (Yast Online Updater) kernel 2.4.21-243-default.

But now, I'm off to install ndiswrapper 0.7 with that XP-driver, and I'm hoping to return here, with a message of succes.

<fingers crossed>
 
Old 10-02-2004, 04:32 PM   #3
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well, I got it to work somehow. Im not sure how, it just started working.
what i did was
'rmmod ndiswrapper'
'insmod ndiswrapper'
'loadndisdrivers -i bcmwl5'
then the driver seemed to work for some reason. Oh well.
I did it with Ndiswrapper 0.7, and now that I upgraded to the latest 2.4 kernel release (2.4.7?) it works at the bootup procedure when it tuns on all the network connections.


Last edited by l00zer; 10-02-2004 at 04:38 PM.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 03:32 AM   #4
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well, I got it to work somehow. Im not sure how, it just started working.
And fortunately, for me too, the system 's up and running:
Using ndiswrapper 0.7
Code:
$ cat  ndiswrapper-0.7.tar.gz|gunzip -c |tar xf -
$ unzip F5D7010-v2.4.4.exe data1.cab
$ cabextract -d data data1.cab
$ for drv in bcmwl5.inf  PCMCIAbcmwl5.inf; do sudo ndiswrapper -i temp/${drv}; done
$ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
$ sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed
$ sudo iwconfig wlan0 key restricted XXXXXXXXXXX
$ sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid any
$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 10.1.252.123
works fine.
 
Old 04-19-2005, 08:59 AM   #5
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Talking Belkin F5d7010 version 3000 PCMCIA card, on a Sony PCG-fx340 laptop

I don't have any questions or anything. I just want to post this as many places as possible because I couldn't find someone else with this card and also, I remember seeing that it wasn't supposed to work with Linux.

Suse 9.1 Pro, works with NDISwrapper.
Belkin F5D7010 version 3000 or 3 using the A-link driver. Actually I used the driver from the CD by using Wine to extract the files and then, finding the .INF file and putting it where I desired. This works although it says that it's fuzzy.

I followed the instruction on the following site except for the removal of the *.o files. http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/p...essional%209.x
 
Old 02-21-2006, 10:08 PM   #6
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Just an FYI,
I run debian (I hope to move to SuSE but I'm afraid my Dell Latitude D300xt might be too slow (300MHz, 64mb RAM))

I got it working using ndiswrapper 1.9 and 1.10 (downloaded from the site as tar sources).
You have to download a driver exe file and use unzip to get the inf file.
The driver I used is http://www.dell.com/drivers/R81433.exe
 
  


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