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Old 03-13-2006, 05:28 AM   #1
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Problem with Belkin Wireless G Notebook Network card on Suse 10


I am trying to connect my box using suse 10 wirelessly to my network but i having some difficulties. Suse does not even detect my network card. I using a the belkin wireless network card for laptops. Any idea on how to go about this??? or i should just 4get it and rely on the good old cable.
 
Old 03-14-2006, 04:13 PM   #2
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Exactly what Belkin card is it? Is it USB or PCMCIA?

Can you give more information?
 
Old 03-18-2006, 03:48 PM   #3
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It is the Belkin Wireless G Notebook Network card. The type is PCMCIA. Suse does not detectit, i tried to launch the detection tool as well, but i just get a message saying no "PCMCIA controllers found". Thanks

I am using a Compaq Pressario 2500 series notebook by the way.

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Old 03-18-2006, 03:56 PM   #4
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lspci and lspci -n

please post the output
 
Old 03-18-2006, 07:21 PM   #5
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lspci gives
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS200/RS200M AGP Bridge [IGP 340M] (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc PCI Bridge [IGP 340M]
00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 02)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV]
00:08.0 Modem: ALi Corporation M5457 AC'97 Modem Controller
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ601/6912/711E0 CardBus/SmartCardBus Controller
00:0b.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 50)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 50)
00:0b.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 51)
00:0c.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
00:10.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c4)
00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU]
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon IGP 330M/340M/350M
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)




lspci -n gives
00:00.0 Class 0600: 1002:cbb2 (rev 02)
00:01.0 Class 0604: 1002:7010
00:06.0 Class 0401: 10b9:5451 (rev 02)
00:07.0 Class 0601: 10b9:1533
00:08.0 Class 0703: 10b9:5457
00:0a.0 Class 0607: 1217:6972
00:0b.0 Class 0c03: 1106:3038 (rev 50)
00:0b.1 Class 0c03: 1106:3038 (rev 50)
00:0b.2 Class 0c03: 1106:3104 (rev 51)
00:0c.0 Class 0c00: 104c:8026
00:10.0 Class 0101: 10b9:5229 (rev c4)
00:11.0 Class 0680: 10b9:7101
00:12.0 Class 0200: 100b:0020
01:05.0 Class 0300: 1002:4337
02:00.0 Class 0280: 14e4:4320 (rev 03)

hope this helps
 
Old 03-20-2006, 05:09 PM   #6
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Belkin PCMCIA notebook card

So has any1 got any ideas, been googling ard, havent found anything yet unfortunately
 
Old 03-20-2006, 06:19 PM   #7
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install wireless-tools, kdenetwork3-wireless, and ndiswrapper. NOT km_ndiswrapper.

find "bcmwl5.inf on the driver disc. if given a choice, use the ones for win_xp. copy the files or folder to your home directory


open a terminal and become root 'sux -'
cd to where you copied the files

enter 'ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf'
it shouldn't give any errors.


open yast>network devices>network card. it won't be auto detected. choose add.
device type "wireless" , module name "ndiswrapper", do NOT select pcmcia. on the next screen choose advanced>detailed settings>device activation "on hotplug".

set your essid and related hoohaw as needed. next, open yast>system>/etc/sysconfig editor. under system>kernel>Modules_loaded_on_boot enter "ndiswrapper" then click finish.

you can then enter rcnetwork restart at a root prompt or just reboot, and you should have wireless.

there may be a path issue with k-wifimanager, if you have problems "scanning for networks" include:

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/sbin

in your /home/<user>/.bashrc file

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Old 03-21-2006, 06:21 AM   #8
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Did that exactly, no errors was reported and rebooted the machine fine, still no luck, k-wifimanager still has problems "scanning for networks" and show no connections. Any other thing i need to check??
 
Old 03-21-2006, 11:16 AM   #9
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lsmod | less show ndiswrapper loaded?

have you entered your info in k-wifi under settings>configuration editor?
 
Old 03-21-2006, 11:27 AM   #10
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oh. another thing. if you have a normal ethernet connection you may have to edit it's configuration. the same place you changed the wlan adapter to "on hotplug" change the network card to "on cable connection" that should keep them from fighting amongst themselves.
 
Old 03-21-2006, 05:59 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rshaw
lsmod | less show ndiswrapper loaded?
Shows this line:

ndiswrapper 157716 0

going to try the other stuff now
 
Old 04-02-2006, 06:44 PM   #12
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Belkin Wireless not working

HI I am having the same problem with the belkin card , the network conection shows that conection is active although idle with signal strengh 100% i have set to hot plug ndiswrapper shows that the driver and hardware are there . just cant connect to internet . I am ver new to Linux and SUes 1 I really want to get to use this on laptop so will persevere however this is the third week and still no conection . think i just need to put a tick in a box somewhere . I used ndiswraper that came with sues and the original belkin drivers that came with the card on cd . pleaseeee help . Paul
 
Old 09-08-2006, 07:41 PM   #13
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Can't write to line 135

I too am having the same problem getting the Belkin card to run, but when I run "-i ndswrapper XXXX.inf" it gives me an error and says that it can't write to line 135 and exits. What does that mean and what do I do?

I'm a Suse newbie - so explain it in terms a windows user can understand! Thanks!
 
  


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