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Old 09-08-2009, 09:09 AM   #1
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Unhappy D-Link DSL-2640R & Belkin Wirelss G+ USB Adapter


Hi,

Right I've installed Ubuntu 9.04 on a dual boot. However when I boot into it it will not pick up my wireless connection. I am using a D-Link DSL-2640R wireless router and a Belkin Wireless G+ USB Adapter which both work fine in W*****s.

I've been searching all over the place and cannot find anyone on a few forums with this problem with this make and model combination so this is my last hope or I'm going to give up on Ubuntu/Linux. I would've thought that if people/companies wanted others to use their products they would at least try to make it simpler to do so.

Whilst I'm on a moan, I have a screen resolution in Windows of 1440 x 900. When I log into Ubuntu it defaults to 800 x 600 and that is my only option.

I have an NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE card.

Help, please. I really want to see what all the fuss is about with Ubuntu/Linux, but I am becoming very frustrated at the 'techie' answers people tend to give and the dismissive way 'non-believers' like me are treated.

If you can appreciate my frustation and can assume that I'm 'thick' when it come to this kinda stuff, please point me in the right direction.

I look forward with baited breath to any responses.

David C.
 
Old 09-08-2009, 11:15 AM   #2
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Hey Nosnarc,
I would be glad to try to help. Are you able to connect with a wired connection? If you can, do so that will be needed later. Now have your USB adapter connected. Open up a terminal under the main menu Accessories>Terminal. Type in the terminal
Quote:
lsusb
this will give you a list. Post the output here, what we are looking for is the chipset used by your USB adapter. What is the model of your USB adapter. The reason I asking is, I believe that the driver for your USB adapter may not being loaded. Some adapter are do not support linux. Could you also post the output of
Code:
ifconfig

For your screen resolution go to the main menu System>Administration>Hardware Drivers

this should do a scan and then show in a gui possible hardware drivers for your graphics card. It will list Nvidia drivers select the one that says "(recommended)" and hit Activate in the bottom right. When it is done you will need to log out and back in. See if that solves your resolution issue. I attached an image of what my Hardware Driver gui looks like for reference.
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:27 AM   #3
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Hi,

Right I've installed Ubuntu 9.04 on a dual boot. However when I boot into it it will not pick up my wireless connection. I am using a D-Link DSL-2640R wireless router and a Belkin Wireless G+ USB Adapter which both work fine in W*****s.

I've been searching all over the place and cannot find anyone on a few forums with this problem with this make and model combination so this is my last hope or I'm going to give up on Ubuntu/Linux. I would've thought that if people/companies wanted others to use their products they would at least try to make it simpler to do so.

Whilst I'm on a moan, I have a screen resolution in Windows of 1440 x 900. When I log into Ubuntu it defaults to 800 x 600 and that is my only option.

I have an NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE card.

Help, please. I really want to see what all the fuss is about with Ubuntu/Linux, but I am becoming very frustrated at the 'techie' answers people tend to give and the dismissive way 'non-believers' like me are treated.

If you can appreciate my frustation and can assume that I'm 'thick' when it come to this kinda stuff, please point me in the right direction.

I look forward with baited breath to any responses.

David C.

Please post what model you are using for a wireless adapter. Also if when you get to a terminal prompt (You can use the instructions from the post above type in the following)

Code:
lsusb > ~/hardware.info
this adds on from the post above so that you can open something like gedit and it will make copying the output alot better. This command will basically take everything that would be printed on the screen and place it in a file called hardware.info in your home directory.

Can you also post the output of the following command

Code:
cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
this will at least get us started on working on the other problem.

** After Thought **
You might want to break these two issues up into another post so that we can focus on your wireless problem here and your screen problem in another. May make organization a little better.
 
Old 09-08-2009, 11:25 PM   #4
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Right,

I cannot connect Wired as the router is downstairs and I'm up. there are no phone points upstairs in this house (we're new-ish here).

I'll be back with more after work . . .

David C.#
 
Old 09-09-2009, 09:52 AM   #5
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Okay, here goes . . .

(i)lsusb brings up this -

Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0bda:0111 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Card Reader
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 04a9:1722 Canon, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 4317:0711
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 058f:6390 Alcor Micro Corp. USB 2.0-IDE bridge
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 093a:2468 Pixart Imaging, Inc. Cammaestro 2.5DU/X-EYE/Orite SC-120/ICGear TravelCam/Easy Snap Snake Eye WebCam
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 1131:1001 Integrated System Solution Corp. KY-BT100 Bluetooth Adapter
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 03eb:0902 Atmel Corp.
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c517 Logitech, Inc. LX710 Cordless Desktop Laser
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub


(ii)ifconfig brings up this -

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:18:f3:4b:63:38
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:23

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2432 (2.4 KB) TX bytes:2432 (2.4 KB)


(iii)I go into hardware drivers and all I am given is an empty screen with "No proprietary drivers are in use on this system.

(iv) typing cat . . . brings up the following -

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
EndSection
(without the blurb at the top).

(v) My Belkin model is 125 HSM. The MAC address is 001CDFAFE680, if that helps.

I hope this helps someone as it all means nothing to me (Oh, Vi-enna).
 
Old 09-09-2009, 10:13 AM   #6
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To all trying to help:

The wireless adapter seems to be Bus 001 Device 003: ID 4317:0711 and unless I've missed something (hopefully this is the case) it's looking like an ndiswrapper issue :|

To Nosnarc:

Please tell us what is the full make & model name of the wireless adapter. All information, model #, etc., that is written on the wireless gadget, should be adequate. We need to know for sure what chipset is inside the device.

Thanks,
Sasha
 
Old 09-09-2009, 07:29 PM   #7
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Hello, I found this post on ubuntuforumshttp://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=962003 I believe this is your wireless usb. I searched
Quote:
Belkin wireless g 125 HSM
and that returned
Quote:
Belkin F5D7051 125HSM Wireless-G USB Network adapter
Nosnarc can you confirm this as a match? If so the post I first mentioned has a lot work around this card, I only started reading the post. So I will get back to you and if anyone else looking has second to take a look at the linked post above.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 07:37 PM   #8
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Unfortunately the post I linked is still unsolved so more searching required.


update: Nosarc check this guide outhttp://javamonks.com/support/linux/belkin_F5D7051.php hope this helps I am of course still assuming your card is Belkin F5D7051 125HSM Wireless-G USB. Post on your progress.

Last edited by highfructose327; 09-09-2009 at 08:00 PM.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 07:45 PM   #9
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Hi *fructose

Yes, I came across that link you posted too, as well as a truck-load of exact copies in other places, and other similar threads also without a final solution.

I'm still not entirely 100% sure what chipset might be inside that USB gizmo -- you may have it right (the device being F5D7051) but I'm not sure if that's the exact one. I seem to recall getting various hits for different part #'s when querying "125 HSM"..

Hope the OP comes back to tell us precisely which one it is.

Sasha
 
Old 09-09-2009, 08:31 PM   #10
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Sasha.
the big clue I saw was in the Ubuntu forum clydew1 matched the id
Quote:
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 4317:0711
to his Belkin F5D7051.

I am curious to see what the OP comes back with.This defintely an interesting one.
Bye *fructose

Last edited by highfructose327; 09-09-2009 at 08:34 PM.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 11:39 PM   #11
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Hi all,

It looks like we're on different time zones, so I'll get back after work. It's 0530 here and I'm off to earn some pennies . . .
 
Old 09-12-2009, 02:59 AM   #12
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Right, my apologies for the delay in replying. My wireless USB adapter is a Belkin 802.11g 125 HSM. It's a G+ adapter.

I hope this helps.

DC
 
Old 09-12-2009, 05:16 AM   #13
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BTW - Having looked at the picture on the Belkin web-site this number - F5D7051 - is def mine.

DC
 
Old 09-12-2009, 08:23 AM   #14
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If you will need your install CD. First you will need to downlaod ndiswrapper here http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...buntu1_all.deb you can just double click on this in your Ubuntu install to install the package. After you have ndiswrapper installed follow this guide http://javamonks.com/support/linux/belkin_F5D7051.php
good luck!

Last edited by highfructose327; 09-12-2009 at 09:11 AM. Reason: bad link
 
Old 09-12-2009, 08:41 AM   #15
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That URL should read: http://javamonks.com/support/linux/belkin_F5D7051.php

 
  


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