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Old 02-07-2008, 06:54 PM   #1
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Belkin wireless usb adapter (F5D7050 v4000)

Fedora 8
MSI K8N Neo2 Plat (nForce3 ultra)
AMD x64 3500+
Belkin USB Adapter F5D7050 v4000

The installation of Fedora 8 went very smoothly, no problems that I am aware of, aside from my wireless adapter. I've done a lot of searching around, on this forum and other random google searches, all of which not really helping me out too much.

Fedora sees the adapter, well at least it shows up with the lsusb command. I'm really quite lost.

My Belkin v4000 adapter is listed as one supported by the zydas zd1211 drivers. I have downloaded the zd1211 drivers, but apparently they were already installed under /lib/firmware/zd1211. I replaced all the files with the newly downloaded ones, not for any particular reason. Nothing apparent changed.

I may be attacking this problem from the wrong angle. Perhaps my issue revolves around the nForce3 drivers, or lack there of?

Any help or advice would be much appreciated.
Old 02-07-2008, 07:30 PM   #2
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Hello mudmansm

Don't have that particular card, but I do use wireless under Fedora 8.

I understand you have identified the card from lsusb.

Have you tried the following commands:

iwlist wlan0 scan
The output from the first command should tell you the name assigned to your wireless interface with luck. If it is not wlan0, then substitute what you find for where I have used that in the second command.

Both of those need to be run from a root command prompt:

su -
that's aminus sign and a space after the su. It gives you all of roots privileges when you run the commands.

Do you see anything in the NetworkManager software. You should have an icon for it in the notification area of the Gnome top panel, left clciking on if may reveal something.

Copy and paste the results of the first two commands back in a new post.
Old 02-07-2008, 07:57 PM   #3
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I wish I could copy/paste the results, but unfortunately I'm hopping back and forth between the fedora machine and a windows box. But I'll transfer the results as best I can.

lo - no wireless extensions
eth0 - no wireless extensions
wmaster0 - no wireless extensions
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID: ""
Mode:Managed Channel:0 Access point:Not-associated
blah blah blah, rest of the stuff is all zeros.
iwlist wlan0 scan
Interface doesn't support scanning: network is down.
In the network config software currently only one piece of hardware is listed, and its my mobo ethernet. I've tried to add a new device, but when I get the list of wireless adapters to choose from, the belkin is not on it.
Old 02-07-2008, 08:17 PM   #4
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Your wireless adapter will work and possibly is working already if it is plugged in. I have seven of them spread between Fedora7 and 8 installs.

bbfuller asked if you see anything in NetworkManager, that would be an applet on the desktop panel. If NetworkManager applet is not showing you may have to go to System>Administration>Services and enable it.
Old 02-07-2008, 08:23 PM   #5
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Huzzah! Well done. I am now posting from my fedora machine. Thanks a bunch.


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