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Old 10-08-2005, 04:28 PM   #1
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Belkin F5D7010 and DSL Linux

I'm playing around with an older laptop...I used DSL linux since it's such a small distro...I have a belkin f5d7010 wireless card on it. I CAN NOT get it working for anything. I've tried using ndiswrapper to load the drivers from the disk...tried it with the drivers you can download from broadcom, even found out that broadcom supplies linux drivers, can't get them to work either. The card has been tested in windows and it works. When I view

ndiswrapper -l to list the installed drivers...i get the name of the driver followed by hardware not present

Anyone have any ideas?

Yes, I've checked the port's functioning.

When I try to run iwconfig wlan0 - I'm given

wlan0 no such device

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Old 10-09-2005, 10:20 AM   #2
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Fellow Belkin F5D7050 User

Fellow Belkin F5D7050,

A know a post might get your hopes up for a solution . . . but I can not contribute that unfortunately. As I recall there has been another post about this Belkin Device and no one replied to it. Well, I have not yet begun to work with attempting to get Fedora Core 4.1 or 4.2 up and running on the internet. But I want to underscore the urgancy and need for members of this forum, as well as other for mus, to PLEASE take this issue on because there are at least two people in the same boat. PLEASE ADVISE. . . .

What Router do you use? I use a Belkin router that is currenty at 11b but I have purchsed a D-Link 54g model for an exceptionally good price--$48.00. That means I have a mixed network between Belkin, D-Link, and Apple products running fine. I am confident about the compatibility between Belkin devices and De-link components for the most part. I have to run a D-link Repeater or Signal Strength Booster to get broadband into my room. Also it is encouraging that either the 11b or 54g WIFI router is supposed to be fully Linux operationally as I understand it. So the key is setting up the access point, the Belkin F5D7050 USB Ethernet adapter/access point. These USB devices are the greatest for ease but not everyone supports them it sems. Often I have wondered if it were possible to hook up an Apple Airport PCI Card to at least a Linux based machine or at best for both Windows XP and variuous Linux distributions. My father has a Mini-Mac--I am very lose to purchasing one as I think they are one of the best PCs designed that is for its intented market. The Airport Card zooms in on the SSID "Winchester"--my network"--but as well as picks up my neighbors' WIFI Networks. This is no appartment building typically of "profession students like myself" either but exclusive homes from the 1980-90s that have large lots. The Apple Card in short is a pretty effective device. I just need to research it some more. Because it Apple, supposedly the "good guys," I am sure that it moe expensive than its equivalent is in Windows.
haveahve down reteach on google on the USB device. It seems that all versions except v.2000 can support Linux. But I have to say I got conflicting account of the deive. Equally it was reported to easily be setup (HA!)

So I very sorry that I haven't i given your a solution. Perhaps my response will put this measage back into the minds of other people so that both of us can get an answer.

Take care and tell my if your USB WIFI device is a V2000 sub "thumb" component? I do not know much about modems for DSLMs so I could be on the wrong track here. But I hate to see messages go unanswered even I cannot necessary solve them I can aid inn for matter,

Take Care

Timothy Winchester
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Old 10-22-2005, 08:38 AM   #3
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Hi. I have the same f5d7010 card running on my gentoo
with the DELL R81433 driver. When I installed it I had
to remove the driver that where already installed
since it had the same name, and it also gave me
hardware not present when not running the R81433.
My problem is that the essid wont stick, i have tried
to solve this some time. But maybe you got better luck.
Old 10-22-2005, 08:06 PM   #4
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RE: Belkin F5D7010 and LINUX

Sorry if I have not gotton back to you sooner. I have been tied up in experimenting with Linux distubtions. . . . You know I wish I could ride in here into this post somthing equilvalent to a white horse and offer a bit of wisdom, but I cannot. I know this; however, it is possible to use the USB ethernet adapter F5D7010 on Linux. But I am simply not even trying to tackle this problem yet, though I might have stumbled upon an intial solution. While messing around with operating systems, the system that best detected and attempted to make it function as an ethernet card was Open SUSE 10.0. I was impressed by how mainly devices that SUSE recogized and attempted to setup. My idea of a solution is a bit of a cheat but effecient. If I purchase a retail version of SUSE I will get installation support, meaning that what ever made SUSE light up my Belken device I could could get tecnical help on for three months. Plus the retail version of SUSE comes with the complete version of 10.0, if I understand correctly, and so that would be another plus. . . . . But I have to say that I looking for help more than I am able to offer help. I am impressed that you are getting whatever results you are. If I learn how or find another solution I will proffer my gain. Sorry, I just do not know what else to do except follow what little hints we have been given.


Old 04-02-2007, 08:26 AM   #5
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stumbled across this

I found this post before I found this website: it seems to solve the problem, althought I haven't tried an install yet.

I guess the address would be helpful


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