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Old 09-19-2005, 07:22 PM   #1
pachanga
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Belkin Wireless G Notebook Network Card


Hi,
Where can I download the right drivers for a ( Belkin Wireless G Notebook Network Card )?
My OS is Fedora Core 3
kernel 2.6.12-1.1376_FC3
arch i686
installed in a laptop.

thanks a lot for any help
 
Old 09-19-2005, 07:25 PM   #2
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ok
 
Old 09-19-2005, 10:42 PM   #3
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Any info more specific than "Belkin Wireless G Notebook Network Card?"

What chipset? What's the output of lspci -v? (assuming it's a cardbus card)

What happens when you type the model number of the card and the word "Linux" into a search engine?
 
Old 09-20-2005, 09:27 PM   #4
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Hi 2Gnu

THANKS, THANKS, THANKS A LOT.

I followed your steps and I have dowloaded the nsdiswrapper project, installed and configured my wireless interface. Now I can surfing using my wireless network card in both OS ( Windows/Linux ).

It's true that sometimes the problem is just how to start and not the development; and you gave me the right beginning of how to solve my problem.

Once again THANKS A LOT
 
Old 09-25-2005, 06:56 PM   #5
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question about installing ndiswrapper for Belkin

I have a Dell Inspiron 1150. I just bought a Belkin wireless card which works fine on Windows. I went through the process of trying to install ndiswrapper and I got permission denied in the command line when I type in ./INSTALL and ./Makefile. I made sure I was in the root directory and still got the same message. Is there a reason why that would that happenend.


thanks
 
Old 09-25-2005, 11:53 PM   #6
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INSTALL is not an executable file - it's a text file. Read it. You'll get instruction about how to ... drum roll ... install ndiswrapper.
 
Old 09-26-2005, 02:24 PM   #7
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thanks, I tried apt-get which is the install methods listed and it said that I try updating apt-get. Its hard to update a computer with no internet access. I cant get the ethernet card to work either. I am really frustrated especially I have a midterm that requires that I use Internet access on Linux. I went not all the commands working in Linspire but having internet access to switching to Mepis where all the commands for class work, but not internet access. please give me some suggestions.
 
Old 09-26-2005, 02:47 PM   #8
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Suggestions:

Do some intense reading.
Dump Linspire
Start on Ethernet connectivity - it's likely that the module is already there.
Start a new thread listing the details on the Ethernet NIC, the errors you're getting, etc.
 
Old 10-01-2005, 07:28 PM   #9
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This is the way I installed and configured my wireless card ( Belkin 802.11g, F5D7011, 125 Mbps 2.4 Ghz ) for Linux ( Fedora Core 3 )

For only support ndiswrapper driver these are the steps:

1. to get information of your adapter. # lspci -v
2. to download the ndiswarapper driver at http://sourceforge.net/projects/ndiswrapper/
3. to unzip the driver. # tar -xzvf ndiswrapper.XXX
4. to read the file INSTALL which explains so well how to install the driver; so follow the INSTALL file steps. If you don' want to read it this is just what you have to do.
cd nsdiswrapper-directory
make distclean
make
make install
5. to copy the windows adapter drivers from your CD into nsdiswrapper directory.
cp /CD/driver/bcm43xx.cat bcmw15a.inf bcmw15.sys .
6. to install windows adapter driver
ndiswrapper -i bcmw15a.inf
7. to load nsdiswrapper module
depmod -a
modprobe ndiswrapper
8. to configure your adapter from the GUI.
( I think not explanation is needed here )
9. to configure your adapter from command lines
iwconfig ( to get information from your interface )
iwlist wlan0 scan (to get the reachable Access Points)
iwconfig wlan0 mode auto (to set the working mode;
here is auto)
iwconfig wlan0 key restricted s:your-password (to set
your authentication key in ASCII)
iwconfig wlan0 essid your-network-name (to set a
name for your wireless network)
10. to enable your interface
ifconfig wlan0 up
11. to enable your dhcp client in case your're using a
dhcp server
dhclient wlan0 up

PS: With the ndiswrapper I could only set the WEP protocol but not the WAP protocol. As I set my AP with WAP I had to installed the wpa_supplicant package.
 
Old 10-01-2005, 07:58 PM   #10
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ndiswrapper with wpa_supplicant configuration

1. to download the package at
http://hostap.epitest.fi/wpa_supplicant/
2. unzip the package into the ndiswrapper-directory
tar xzvf wpa_supplicant.XXX
3. to create a hidden file called config and add the
following lines (inside the wpa_supplicant-directory)
grep –v ‘#’ defconfig > .config
vi .config ( add the below lines)
CONFIG_DRIVER_NDISWRAPPER=y
CONFIG_CTRL_IFACE=y
4. to compile the wpa_supplicant driver
make
5. to copy the files created into /etc
cp wpa_supplicant, wpa_passphrase wpa_cli /etc/
6. to create the wpa_supplicant configuration file and
write the code below.
vi /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
network={
ssid="your_network_name"
psk="your_Access_Point_password"
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
pairwise=PKIP
proto=WPA
}
7. to enable the interface
ifconfig wlan0 up
8. to enable the wpa_supplicant driver
wpa_supplicant –Dndiswrapper –iwlan0
–c/etc/wpa_supplicant –dd (debug mode)
or
wpa_supplicant –Dndiswrapper –iwlan0
–c/etc/wpa_supplicant –Bw (background mode)
9. to enable dhcp client
dhclient wlan0 up

PS: As I use WPA protocol I can't configure my interface from GUI; so I have to enable the interface from command line therefore I wrote a simple script that enables the interface at run time ex: put your script in /etc/rc.d/rc.local. WARNING if the scripts fails and your pc is used by other simple users they will not be able to enable the interface because of lack of root permissions. I overcame this problem using sudo command for the users who can enable or disable the interface from command line.
 
Old 09-03-2006, 01:13 PM   #11
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how do i configure my adapter from the GUI?

(some ppl just dont know)
 
Old 07-26-2009, 01:00 AM   #12
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I have installed Fedora 11 in Compaq Pressario 2100 how do i install the belkin g wireless router
 
  


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