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Old 11-07-2003, 12:35 AM   #1
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wlan belkin 54g pcmcia (f5d7010) broadcom airforce chipset + linuxant driverloader

i got an ibm thinkpad 240x and linux suse 8.2 on it!
my wlan device is an belkin 54g pcmcia (F5D7010)

i downloaded the linuxant driverloader 1.25 from www linuxant com

i installed the rpm package as i is thought by their howto install the problem is: that the lan seems to work
because if i set the ESSID on my laptop to "linux-wlan"
i can see them on my windows system but i cannot see any wlan on my laptop
and therefore i cannot connect to any other pc
i also cannot ping anyone

if i type "iwconfig" it says:

lo no wireless extension
sit0 no wireless extension
eth0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"" Nickname:"Linux-Ibm-wlan"
Mode:Ad-Hoc Bit Rate=54Mb/s Tx-Power=10 dBm
RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Power Managmentff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon

sometimes is tells me the real Essid i had entered (Wlan-home)

if i type iwlist scanning then it shows:

lo Interface doesn`t support scanning: Operation not supported
sit0 Interface doesn`t support scanning: Invalid argument
eth0 Scan completed:
Cell 01 - Address: AE:70:76:84:EE:0B (which is the essid of my windows computer - i think)
Quality1/1 Signal level:-73 dBm Noise level: -200 dBm
Encryption keyn
Bit Rate 1Mb/s
Bit Rate 2Mb/s
Bit Rate 54Mb/s

and if i type iwlist ap it shows:

lo Interface doesnt have a list of Access Points
sit0 Interface doesnt have a list of Access Points
eth0 Access Points in range:
AE:70:76:84:EE:0B : Quality:1/1 Signal level:-73dbm noise level:-200 dbm (updated)

if i type dldrconfig --info it says:

Wireless interface name: eth0
MAC address : 00:30:BD:93:40:A4
Device instance: PCI-01:00.0-14e4:4320:1799:7010
device driver:bcmwl5
licence owner:XXX@XX.XX
Licence key : none
Licence status: INVALID

i downloaded your driveloader 3 days ago but licence status is invalid i thought the driverloader will work up to 30 days!????

what can i do if i can get this wlan to work i will buy this driverloader but i would like to test it bevore otherwise i will format my laptop and put windows back on it!

if there is anyone who can help me i would be very happy

if there is anybody out there who can help me and need more information i will give you as soon as possible
Old 11-08-2003, 02:44 AM   #2
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

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