Unable to set up a Belkin 802.11g Desktop Wireless card on FC5
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OK so your drivers are installed but the output from ndiswrapper -l didn't show that the card was present. Try removing it and re-inserting it, then type ndiswrapper -l again, you should see something like,
rt2500 driver installed, hardware present
Also try lspci and see if your card appears in that output somewhere.
When you type modprobe ndiswrapper you won't normally get any output but the lights on the card should come on.
Okay, this might be coming to an end (Sorry for keep you all this time by the way)
this time, when I tiped in lspci, I realised the name of the card was different to that on the driver, the card was actually detected as a Broadcom Corporation BCM4306, so I found the right driver and I installed it deleting the old one, and after that I had a "Driver present, hardware present" message and when I do an iwconfig this is the output I get:
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
sit0 no wireless extensions.
Warning: Driver for device wlan0 has been compiled with version 20
of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 19.
Some things may be broken...
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSIDff/any Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power:16 dBm
RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr=2346 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
But unfortunatelly when activating the wireless device I have the "check clabe" thing.
Am I any better now?
* I also checked the lights after modprobe ndiswrapper and the yeloow one turns on..
This gets better all the time, and thanks entirely to you guys and your wise advice..
So, this time I managed to establish a connection with my router wirelessly, but I can't still access the Internet with the browser through this connection, I tough it could be an issue with the browser settings (Firefox) but it wasn't, when I try with the normal wired Ethernet cable I connect without problems, but if I swap to the wireless connection nothing happens although the connection status seems to be working at 100%.