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Old 06-29-2003, 07:06 PM   #1
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Belkin Wireless PCMCIA Card Not Found


I am using the Belkin F5D6020 ver. 2 and Mandrake 9.1

I've read in other posts the the orinoco modules need to be installed. I've also read that I need atmelwlandriver module.

Those modules have been installed and the card still does not come up under harddrake or netconf. Being new to the whole Mandrake thing I'm lost. Any help would be great.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 07:17 PM   #2
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Hi,

install debian

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Old 06-30-2003, 11:03 PM   #3
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I own 4 different wireless pcmcia cards, the Belkin is a fine choice and as a matter of fact works fine with Mandrake as well as Slackware, I have put together this howto regarding it's installation and config on Mandrake 9, have a look:

http://www.houseofcraig.net/belkin_howto.php

also, note that nowhere does the orinoco_cs module come into play here, all you need is the pcmf502rd.o module. If you still have questions please ask.

Last edited by akaBeaVis; 06-30-2003 at 11:08 PM.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 05:07 PM   #4
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I am having some problems with the compiling. I tell it where the directory is and then it tells me that its invalid, try again. I know d**n well the directory is there.

Also, now when I boot up as long as I don't have my wired NIC plugged in, tells me that its a belkin network device in the PCMCIA slot. However, when I go to netconf or harddrake, its not listed.

Thanks for the previous and any additional info that you may give.
 
Old 07-02-2003, 10:36 PM   #5
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post the exact output of your uname -a and I'll compile it for you on one of my machines, then I'll post a link to it back here for you to d/l.

=or=

if you'd rather compile it yourself, expound upon what you mean by "the directory". More details = faster resolution.

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Old 07-02-2003, 11:53 PM   #6
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Here is the uname -a:

Code:
[root@localhost root]# uname -a
Linux localhost 2.4.21-0.13mdk #1 Fri Mar 14 15:08:06 EST 2003 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux
 
Old 07-03-2003, 06:42 PM   #7
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Ok, please follow these instructions carefully:
1. download the module from the following link by right-clicking and choosing to save it somewhere (about 82k):
http://www.houseofcraig.net/pcmf502rd.o
2. move the above file to your /lib/modules/2.4.21-0.13mdk/kernel/drivers/net/pcmcia directory.
3. you absolutely must now run depmod -a, unresolved symbols will be reported, that's ok, any other error is *not* ok.
4. using the link to my howto I posted earlier, setup your config.
5. let me know what happens.

Last edited by akaBeaVis; 07-19-2003 at 12:29 PM.
 
Old 07-05-2003, 11:02 AM   #8
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I have good news and bad news. The good news is the module you compiled for me works (depmod -a shows unresolved symnbols.)

The bad news is after I added lines to the config file and restart the pcmcia the caps lock and scroll lock on my laptop start blinking and I have to hard reset the machine. Once I restart the laptop it goes into kernel panic once it gets to the pcmcia slot.

Here is what I added to the config file:

Code:
device "pcmf502rd"
  class "network" module "pcmf502rd"
This is at line 47 for me

Code:
card "Belkin F5D6020 rev.2"
  version "Belkin", "11Mbps-Wireless-Notebook-Network-Adapter"
  bind "pcmf502rd"
This is at line 1001
I removed the one line just to see if it would stop the kernel panic. It did the same thing with or without.

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Old 07-05-2003, 02:57 PM   #9
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I'm guessing that somehow that module is corrupted. Sorry about that, I'll do it again, this time hopefully with better results. You should discard that module, eg: rm /lib/modules/<kernel version>/kernel/drivers/net/pcmcia/pcmf502rd.o this should stop the panic. You can leave those lines in your /etc/pcmcia/config file as they look correct and you'll need them once you get a good module. I'll get back to you ASAP.
 
Old 07-05-2003, 06:54 PM   #10
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Ok, try this one:
http://www.houseofcraig.net/pcmf502rd.o
it's not necessary to rename it, just move it to the pcmcia modules directory, it should be 83,467 bytes.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 04:32 PM   #11
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The module does work now. I just need to install the iwconfig tools so that I can configure the thing. With that being said, I mean work as in it doesn't cause a panic and shows up durin boot up as eth1 (wired nic being eth0.) thank you for your time and help.
 
Old 07-08-2003, 06:08 PM   #12
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No problem, this was an interesting exercise for me. Also, if you need help with iwconfig and friends, let us know.

PS: when you are actually using this card successfully, can you post your iwconfig output back here?(eg: type iwconfig and post result) I'd like to know whether that module functions properly, if so, I'll tar/gzip it and offer it to the general public on my site.

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Old 08-20-2003, 10:41 AM   #13
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akaBeaVis...I did everything that you had listed here and it all seemed to work fine until I realized that the module was complied against the 2.4.20 kernel and I have 2.4.21. Any chance of getting an updated version???

Thanks
 
Old 08-20-2003, 06:44 PM   #14
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I don't have anything with that exact kernel version running here, is this module for mandrake 9.1, redhat 9 or slack 9?
 
Old 08-21-2003, 08:26 AM   #15
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This was originally for Slack 9, but in reading another of your posts, I was able to get that one running. The current problem is with Redhat 9. Any chance of getting help with that? I know I need to build the module, but I don't know where to get the pcmcia_cs source from and I also keep getting an error when doing the make config. Any help here would be appreciated.
 
  


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