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Old 04-12-2008, 12:36 AM   #1
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Belkin N Wireless USB Adapter

I'm exploring Linux to see if it is a viable alternative to Windows for me. I'd especially like to use it for online use. I don't really know much about Linux, but I've tried various flavors of it, both from live CDs as well as hard drive installations.

None of these seem to recognize my Belkin N Wireless USB Adapter. I have the unit connected when either booting from a live CD or installing it into a drive, hoping the system would see it, but to no avail.

So far I've tried Unbuntu, openSUSE, Limpos(?), gOS, and just now Mandriva ONE. Is there such a thing as a linux install that recognizes USB wireless adapters? I not sure how to modify any of these if there's something the install overlooks.

Thanks for any info on this.
Old 04-12-2008, 04:48 PM   #2
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It depends what chipset is inside the Belkin adapter, they just make the plastic, someone else makes the important parts. An exact model name with a revision number would help, or the output of the 'lsusb' command when the adapter is plugged in. Without knowing the chipset, we don't know if a Linux driver even exists. If there is no driver, it isn't a total loss, there is always ndiswrapper which can make a Windows XP driver work with Linux.
Old 08-21-2008, 01:41 PM   #3
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i also have the belkin "n" and running fedora core 6, and am having no luck at all with my wlan. gonna try ndswrapper toninght though.


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