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Old 10-30-2009, 06:40 PM   #1
elsmandino
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Getting Belkin Wireless G+ USB Adaptor to work with Linux - impossible?


Hi everyone,

I am absolute noobo to Linux and have installed a copy of Linux Puppy. I have managed to connect to my router via ethernet ok but am finding it absolutely impossible to connect via my Belkin router - F5D7051 P10650-C.

As per this guide,

http://javamonks.com/support/linux/belkin_F5D7051.php

I have tried adding these five files to a folder and running the inf file, but keep getting "bcmrndis:Invalid driver".

As I said, I am an absolute novice to Linux and would be really grateful if anyone could talk me through getting this thing to work.

One thing that concerns me is that when I plug the device in, absolutely nothing happens - maybe I am just basing what I know on windows, but shouldn't Linux at least react when I add a new usb device?

Please help!

Last edited by elsmandino; 10-30-2009 at 06:41 PM.
 
Old 10-31-2009, 01:03 PM   #2
Larry Webb
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To answer your question, no linux does not have plug and play. Linux does have drivers for a lot of the wireless cards now but the usb still need a little work. Here is a tutorial I found that may be easier for you.

http://linuxsoftwareblog.com/blog/?p=30

The "bcmmds:Invalid driver" is probably a windows driver and linux does not like windows drivers unless you use them in a program called ndiswrapper which you do not want to use for this.

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