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Old 05-03-2006, 11:25 PM   #1
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belkin card mandriva 06 won't detect

Just installed mandriva06 64 dual boot with xp on my desktop.
Have a belkin wireless 54mps broadcom for wifi but mandriva can't find the hardware so nnsdiswrapper and the windows driver does nothing because the system can't find the card in the first place.
Had mandriva06 32 bit on my previous machine with no problems with the card. Windows finds it no prob still. I have a couple ethernet cards but don't use them and mandriva finds them.
Is there a way to get around this or is it just unsupported ?
Old 05-04-2006, 12:48 AM   #2
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have you tried taking the card out and putting it back in then dmesg to see if ur computer sees it?
Old 05-04-2006, 05:59 AM   #3
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Have you run lspci to check that it is definitely not found?
Old 05-05-2006, 10:23 PM   #4
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ran lspci - turns out it does find the card and the mandriva hardware detection does find it as well but can't seem to associate with the windows driver.

02:0a.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Belkin: Unknown device 7000
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 5
Memory at 00000000fddfc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]

Vendor: ?Broadcom Corp.
Description: ?BCM94306 802.11g NIC
Media class: ?NETWORK_OTHER
Bus: ?PCI
Bus PCI #: ?2 (matches up with what windows says as well PCI Slot 8 (PCI bus 2, device 10, function 0))
PCI device #: ?10
PCI function #: ?0
Vendor ID: ?5348
Device ID: ?17184
Sub vendor ID: ?6041
Sub device ID: ?28672
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5a3f

I try to install using the control panel thingy: "no device supporting bmcwl5.sys ndiswrapper is present"
I don't know how to get more info on what windows identifies the card as beyond belkin 54mps desktop adapter.
perhaps I'm just using ndiswrapper wrong - it's been a little while since last time I was screwing around with this.
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Have you tried working through the installation instructions at


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