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Old 03-27-2014, 10:06 AM   #1
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help with belkin usb wireless adapter (F9L1101 v2)


Hi all,
Just starting out with Fedora 20, and a novice at linux in general. I have a new belkin usb wireless adapter (F9L1101 v2) but I can't seem to figure out how to get it working. I'm 99% sure the chipset is a rtl8192cu. I found a rtl8192.ko file already in one of the /lib directories, not sure which one now. I don't know if I have to move it or what to get it to work? I also downloaded one from realtek for linux, not sure if it's the one to use? So, generally speaking I need help with the whole process, please. The kernel is 3.11.10-301.fc20.i686 and the machine is an old IBM T23 laptop.

Thanks, BigRog
 
Old 03-27-2014, 01:09 PM   #2
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If you're correct about the chipset then you might want to install the firmware-realtek package.
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:42 PM   #3
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Thanks JDK.

Can I just use yum to install this package or do I have to go thru the command line to make it etc.?
I'm still learning the cmd line so i may need some help with getting the package installed.
After I install it what do i need to do? Like I said, I see a rtl8192.ko file in the files, do I need to copy that and do i need to write to any config files?

thx, Rog
 
Old 03-27-2014, 02:06 PM   #4
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Hi all,
I'm 99% sure the chipset is a rtl8192cu.
You can verify this by typing
Code:
lsusb
 
Old 03-27-2014, 02:32 PM   #5
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When I run lsusb it only gives this:
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 050d:110a Belkin Components
and the list of other devices of course.
I Googled the card's model number for chipset that's what it came up with.

thx Rog
 
Old 03-27-2014, 02:45 PM   #6
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Thanks JDK.

Can I just use yum to install this package or do I have to go thru the command line to make it etc.?
I'm still learning the cmd line so i may need some help with getting the package installed.
After I install it what do i need to do? Like I said, I see a rtl8192.ko file in the files, do I need to copy that and do i need to write to any config files?

thx, Rog
Debian doesn't use yum so I can't help you there. If it's like aptitude then you can type something like this onto the command line of a console:
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 sudo yum install firmware-realtek
Fedora may also use a different package name but I'm sure a Fedora user can help you out with this.
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:50 PM   #7
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When I run lsusb it only gives this:
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 050d:110a Belkin Components
and the list of other devices of course.
I Googled the card's model number for chipset that's what it came up with.

thx Rog
Hmm, strange. This user here typed lsusb and got the chipset output that you think you have.

I searched for 050d:110a and according to this (german) page the chipset is RTL8192DU.

I am not sure this one is already in the firmware-realtek package. It would still make sense to install and try it just in case. If it does not work you can still try and download the driver for RTL8192DU from the realtek page...
 
Old 03-27-2014, 03:06 PM   #8
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Hey Joe, (one of my fav jimi hendrix songs )

I did another search for chipset and it is the rtl8192DU, looks like that's the one for the v2 card.
I have not tried to install the firmware pkg yet, but I did download the driver.
I will get back to you when I try the previous instructions.
It's nice to know that there are nice people out there willing to help a noob thru the learning process!
I really am wanting to get this to work, because one of my reasons to try Linux was because of a nag screen I got from Msoft about an unverified version of xp when I started my old laptop up after a couple years of sitting on the shelf. That just ticks me off!

Thx all!

Last edited by rdkellerman; 03-27-2014 at 03:08 PM.
 
Old 03-27-2014, 03:21 PM   #9
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Hey Joe, (one of my fav jimi hendrix songs )

I really am wanting to get this to work, because one of my reasons to try Linux was because of a nag screen I got from Msoft about an unverified version of xp when I started my old laptop up after a couple years of sitting on the shelf. That just ticks me off!

Thx all!
Sounds like Linux is for you. The beauty of Linux is that you can make it look and behave like almost anything you want. The only prerequisite is willingness to learn, which you seem to have...
 
Old 03-27-2014, 06:36 PM   #10
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Ok. I've downloaded and unzipped the driver from realtek web site.
The install directions say to just run install.sh script.
My question is where do I need to put the files or does the script take care of that?
So does the unzipped folder need to be in a certain location?
What do I do after that? Sorry that this is a pain.

thx Rog
 
Old 03-28-2014, 01:18 AM   #11
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I would assume that the script puts the files in the correct place unless you learn otherwise. So follow the instructions and all should be well... unless it isn't in which case post the details of what happened.
jdk
 
Old 03-29-2014, 02:06 PM   #12
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Hi all,

Update of status on this post.
I have started over with Xubuntu 13.10. I had gathered so much unneeded clutter from all the different packages I installed that I was barely
able to navigate on the desktop.

I'll post updates as I get back to the driver install.

thx Rog
 
  


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