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Old 01-30-2006, 06:52 PM   #1
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Belkin F5D7050 + ndiswrapper 1.8



Hi all,

I am trying to install my Belkin F5D7050 USB wireless device on a FC4 2.6.14-1 kernel using ndiswrapper. So, i've followed the steps in the wiki, compiled ndiswrapper as root ( had to download the kernel-devel package through yum and supply KSRC arg to make ). Extracted RT2500 usb drivers from the cd and attempted install.

$ ndiswrapper -i rt2500usb.inf
Installing rt2500usb
$

The output never says there has been a successful installation. If i then do:

$ ndiswrapper -l
Installed ndis drivers:
rt2500usb driver present
$

However no hardware present. Any ideas? Also, i dont seem to have the lsusb command, however i guess this is equivalent to reading /proc/bus/usb/devices? The Belkin USB device is in the devices file just mentioned.

All help is much appreciated.

Cheers,

- Harvey

 
Old 01-30-2006, 07:32 PM   #2
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Can't help you with the ndiswrapper problem. But have you heard of the serialmonkey project?
The aim of the project is to provide you with drivers for the rt2x00 wlan chipsets. Download the rt2570 package from http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Downloads, extract and compile it. There are HowTos at http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/HOWTOS. If you that doesn't help, write again and I'll try to help.

If that works for you, than please write again too, so that others can see that this works!

(Sorry if my english isn't the best)
 
Old 01-31-2006, 03:38 AM   #3
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the serial monkey proj was picked up on my radar whilst troubleshooting my ndiswrapper prob, however after seeing posts of ppl actually getting my device + ndiswrapper working, i refused to give up - 24hrs later i think i have!

I will try the serial monkey proj, and post back with my results...

ta
 
Old 03-08-2006, 06:56 AM   #4
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...I will try the serial monkey proj, and post back with my results...
What are your results?
 
Old 03-08-2006, 06:20 PM   #5
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I have a Belkin F5D7050 USB working with ndiswrapper 1.7 under Suse10.0. I find it actually works better than the native rt2570 linux driver. Except I'm not using the Belkin Windows driver from the CD (flaky, even under Windoze). I downloaded the rt2500usb driver from the Ralink support site:

http://www.ralinktech.com/drivers/Wi...06_0.0.1.3.exe

Works great with Windoze and ndiswrapper...
Timothy.
 
Old 03-09-2006, 06:08 AM   #6
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Well...

used the rt2570usb driver developed for linux and eventually got it working. Seems to be a little flaky however is working, i havent had time to explore any further with ndiswrapper however have read about the lack of support for wireless by redhat and fedora so may be switching to another distro v.shortly! Cheers for your help ppl, much appreciated...

- Harvey
 
  


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