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Old 11-05-2003, 08:39 AM   #1
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Question Belkin F5D6050 USB Wireless

I have a Belkin USB Wireless adapter (F5D6050) that I purchased for a windows box. I now want to use it on a linux box so that I can get on the network. I have looked all around the net for a way to get it installed and working. I found a few resources saying to use the Amtel modules to get it working, but it still didnt work.

I have also read of people using a Linksys driver to get it working. In windows, when I ran the daily Windows Update, it downloaded a driver update from SMC for the device, which leads me to believe it is an SMC chipset, but none of them worked.

I have ohci-usb and everything relating to USB on.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Old 02-11-2004, 08:26 AM   #2
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Yes - I have the same problem. I'm coming to the conclusion that in a fraction of the time that it would take to source the right driver and install it I could wipe Red Hat off my system and install XP to get the network connection going.
Old 02-12-2004, 08:04 AM   #3
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Well the adapter stinks anyways. My adapter is sitting next to other adapters in the same room and mine will just stop working. It wont even let me ping the router or anything and the others will work fine (this being in Win that is). A friend of mine just bought a Linksys PCI but I dont think it is working either in Linux.

I wish I knew of a universal adapter, kind of link the RTL8139 PCI Ethernet cards, every OS in the world has support for the card.

If you find anything out, please repost.

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Old 02-15-2004, 05:43 AM   #5
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Mine works fine

Mine worked fine. My Mandrake 9.1 now works perfectly, when it boots 9 can see "starting eth0 adapter" (which is the standard Ethernet Adaptor" followed by "starting wlan0 adapter" (which is my wifi adapter). And everything works fine : I surf over the net, I am posting on the present forum, etc...
I had problems with conflicting drivers, I had to remove some of them, it took time and some crashes, but now it works.
I read the instructions (sometimes conflicting) from the above references, and at the end everything worked with the Berlioz version of the driver.
Just read from the links here below :
goggle search with following question : belkin wireless usb linux
from :

Some people have had success with the Berlios AT7C503A driver. You can find a table at where both variations of the F5D6050 are listed as working with that driver. I, however, have failed with that specific driver. I no longer posses the unit but rumour has it that there is a Mandrake RPM containing an update version of the driver. It may work with both F5D6050 and F5D6050 version 2.

For Mandarake 9.2 :



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