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Old 06-18-2011, 01:46 PM   #1
saavedra29
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Belkin F6D4050 wireless card (usb) - module loaded properly but card not working


Hello.
I have a wireless adapter Belkin F6D4050 and try to make it work on my desktop with slackware 13.37-64.
I installed the XP-64 driver (rt2870) from the card's cd with ndiswrapper and seems to be ok as i have the output:
Code:
root@saavedra29:/home/slaris/packages/installed# ndiswrapper -l
rt2870 : driver installed
	device (050D:935A) present (alternate driver: rt2870sta)
But i can't see the card on "lspci". I have included some commands with their outputs:

Code:
root@saavedra29:/home/slaris/packages/installed# lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] SMBus (rev a1)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Co-Processor (rev a2)
00:01.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a1)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a1)
00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a1)
00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a1)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] IDE (rev a1)
00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP72XE/MCP72P/MCP78U/MCP78S High Definition Audio (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Bridge (rev a1)
00:09.0 SATA controller: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] AHCI Controller (rev a2)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP77 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:12.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:13.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Bridge (rev a1)
00:14.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP78S [GeForce 8200] PCI Bridge (rev a1)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT218 [GeForce 210] (rev a2)
02:00.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
Code:
root@saavedra29:/home/slaris/packages/installed# lsmod | grep rt2870
rt2870sta             433234  0 
crc_ccitt               1347  1 rt2870sta
Code:
root@saavedra29:/etc/rc.d# ./rc.inet1 wlan0_start
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not permitted
./rc.inet1:  wlan0 information: 'Any ESSID'
Error for wireless request "Set Nickname" (8B1C) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Network is down.
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Network is down.
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Network is down.
The context of the /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules file is:
Code:
# PCI device 0x10de:0x0760 (forcedeth)
SUBSYSTEM=="net", ACTION=="add", DRIVERS=="?*", ATTR{address}=="00:25:22:68:93:3b", ATTR{dev_id}=="0x0", ATTR{type}=="1", KERNEL=="eth*", NAME="eth0"
As you can see the udev configures only my ethernet card. Also on booting i get the message "sbin/udevadm trigger --type=failed". Does it mean it can't configure my wireless card?
Do you have any idea what is happening?
 
Old 06-18-2011, 02:31 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by saavedra29 View Post
But i can't see the card on "lspci".
As we are talking about a USB wireless card, you have to run "lsusb". There, you will be able to determine which chipset your card has.

For what you are saying, it is a rt2870. Therefore, you could try using the compat-wireless kernel package which contains several wireless drivers.

You can find it here:

http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Download
 
Old 06-19-2011, 05:57 AM   #3
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I managed to make the wireless card work. I blacklisted the kernels driver as i think they where conflicting with this of ndiswrapper. But when i start the wlan0 interface after some time the pc freezes and i have to reboot.
Here is what /var/log/messages file says about the time of the freeze:
Code:
Jun 19 13:30:33 saavedra29 kernel: [ 2896.468036] usb 1-4: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
Jun 19 13:30:33 saavedra29 kernel: [ 2896.633923] ndiswrapper (link_pe_images:565): fixing KI_USER_SHARED_DATA address in the driver
Jun 19 13:30:33 saavedra29 kernel: [ 2896.635495] ndiswrapper: driver rt2870 (Ralink Technology, Corp.,10/01/2008, 1.02.03.0000) loaded
Jun 19 13:30:33 saavedra29 kernel: [ 2897.143194] netif_stop_queue() cannot be called before register_netdev()
Jun 19 13:30:33 saavedra29 kernel: [ 2897.261226] wlan0: ethernet device 00:22:75:71:f7:a2 using NDIS driver: rt2870, version: 0x0, NDIS version: 0x501, vendor: 'IEEE 802.11 Wireless Card.', 050D:935A.F.conf
Jun 19 13:30:33 saavedra29 kernel: [ 2897.261240] wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK
Jun 19 13:30:33 saavedra29 kernel: [ 2897.261263] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
Jun 19 13:30:33 saavedra29 kernel: [ 2897.261982] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
 
  


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