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    Belkin Wireless Card


    I installed the latest version of Ubuntu earlier today after Windows crapping out on me again. And, I wanted to know if I could get some help getting my Belkin Wireless Card(Wireless G USB Adapter, model F5D7050 version 4) to work. I've read a bit on how to get it working on the internet, but I'm completely new to Linux and it's all over my head. So I was hoping someone here could give me some simple, step-by-step instructions?

    Thanks for all help in advance.

    Oh. And the computer with Ubuntu on it doesn't have another internet connection. I can 'port things over from this laptop, but it can't connect on its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etherrose View Post
    I installed the latest version of Ubuntu earlier today after Windows crapping out on me again. And, I wanted to know if I could get some help getting my Belkin Wireless Card(Wireless G USB Adapter, model F5D7050 version 4) to work. I've read a bit on how to get it working on the internet, but I'm completely new to Linux and it's all over my head. So I was hoping someone here could give me some simple, step-by-step instructions?

    Thanks for all help in advance.

    Oh. And the computer with Ubuntu on it doesn't have another internet connection. I can 'port things over from this laptop, but it can't connect on its own.
    See this link for starting with Wireless.
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/wir...tart-here.html
    If you have a USB thumbdrive, you can copy the .txt file to that USB drive and then upload it here.
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    Hi and welcome to the forum.

    We can provide help if you let us know what chipset the card is using. Plugin the card and then go to Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal and enter
    Code:
    sudo lspci | grep -i  net
    Post back the output.

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    Okay. I entered that and it gave me this.

    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 10)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
    00:12.0 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 Serial ATA Controller
    00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
    00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
    00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller
    00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 11)
    00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 IDE Controller
    00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge
    00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge
    00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 [Radeon Xpress 200G Series]
    02:01.0 Communication controller: Agere Systems V.92 56K WinModem (rev 03)
    02:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
    02:04.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306 Fire II IEEE 1394 OHCI Link Layer Controller (rev 80)



    And this is the information from the wireless setup topic's thing the first replier mentioned.

    Code:
    ============ lspci ============
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge [1002:5950] (rev 10)
    	Kernel modules: ati-agp
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge [1002:5a3f]
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:12.0 IDE interface [0101]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 Serial ATA Controller [1002:4379]
    	Kernel driver in use: sata_sil
    00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller [1002:4374]
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:13.1 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller [1002:4375]
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller [1002:4373]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller [1002:4372] (rev 11)
    	Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
    	Kernel modules: i2c-piix4
    00:14.1 IDE interface [0101]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 IDE Controller [1002:4376]
    	Kernel driver in use: pata_atiixp
    00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge [1002:4377]
    00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge [1002:4371]
    00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller [1002:4370] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: ATI IXP AC97 controller
    	Kernel modules: snd-atiixp
    00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
    00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
    00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
    00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
    	Kernel driver in use: k8temp
    	Kernel modules: k8temp
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 [Radeon Xpress 200G Series] [1002:5954]
    02:01.0 Communication controller [0780]: Agere Systems V.92 56K WinModem [11c1:048c] (rev 03)
    02:03.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
    	Kernel driver in use: 8139too
    	Kernel modules: 8139too, 8139cp
    02:04.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306 Fire II IEEE 1394 OHCI Link Layer Controller [1106:3044] (rev 80)
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci1394
    	Kernel modules: firewire-ohci, ohci1394
    
    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 001 Device 012: ID 0930:6545 Toshiba Corp. 
    Bus 001 Device 009: ID 050d:705c Belkin Components F5D7050 v4000 Wireless Adapter
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 003: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp. 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c315 Logitech, Inc. Classic New Touch Keyboard
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c50e Logitech, Inc. MX-1000 Cordless Mouse Receiver
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    
    ============ lsmod ============
    Module                  Size  Used by
    nls_iso8859_1          12032  1 
    nls_cp437              13696  1 
    vfat                   18816  1 
    fat                    58272  1 vfat
    arc4                    9856  2 
    ecb                    10752  2 
    zd1211rw               52740  0 
    mac80211              217208  1 zd1211rw
    cfg80211               38032  2 zd1211rw,mac80211
    binfmt_misc            16776  1 
    radeon                342816  2 
    drm                    96296  3 radeon
    bridge                 56340  0 
    stp                    10500  1 bridge
    bnep                   20224  2 
    input_polldev          11912  0 
    video                  25360  0 
    output                 11008  1 video
    lp                     17156  0 
    snd_atiixp             24204  3 
    snd_ac97_codec        112292  1 snd_atiixp
    ac97_bus                9856  1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm_oss            46336  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          22656  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                82948  3 snd_atiixp,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy          10756  0 
    snd_seq_oss            37760  0 
    snd_seq_midi           14336  0 
    snd_rawmidi            29696  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     15104  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                56880  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              29704  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14988  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    snd                    62628  16 snd_atiixp,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    soundcore              15200  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc         16904  2 snd_atiixp,snd_pcm
    ati_agp                14988  0 
    agpgart                42696  2 drm,ati_agp
    i2c_piix4              18448  0 
    shpchp                 40212  0 
    k8temp                 12416  0 
    psmouse                61972  0 
    lmpcm_usb              12800  0 
    serio_raw              13316  0 
    ppdev                  15620  0 
    parport_pc             40100  1 
    pcspkr                 10496  0 
    usbhid                 42336  0 
    parport                42220  3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
    usb_storage            82880  1 
    ohci1394               38576  0 
    ieee1394               94660  1 ohci1394
    8139too                32128  0 
    8139cp                 27776  0 
    mii                    13312  2 8139too,8139cp
    fbcon                  46112  0 
    tileblit               10752  1 fbcon
    font                   16384  1 fbcon
    bitblit                13824  1 fbcon
    softcursor              9984  1 bitblit
    
    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    [  251.319824] usb 1-5: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_ub
    [  251.356984] usb 1-5: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_uphr
    [  251.403051] zd1211rw 1-5:1.0: firmware version 4725
    [  695.322539] usb 1-5: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_ub
    [  695.332043] usb 1-5: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_uphr
    [  695.377420] zd1211rw 1-5:1.0: firmware version 4725
    
    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.28-11-generic

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    lspci is for PCI devices. lsusb is the useful one in this case.
    Bus 001 Device 009: ID 050d:705c Belkin Components F5D7050 v4000 Wireless Adapter
    This is your card.

    The zd1211rw driver is loading, which seems correct.

    What is the output of
    Code:
    iwconfig

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    Your wireless requires firmware to be installed, before it will work.
    Code:
    ============ dmesg-firmware ============
    [  251.319824] usb 1-5: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_ub
    [  251.356984] usb 1-5: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_uphr
    [  251.403051] zd1211rw 1-5:1.0: firmware version 4725
    [  695.322539] usb 1-5: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_ub
    [  695.332043] usb 1-5: firmware: requesting zd1211/zd1211b_uphr
    [  695.377420] zd1211rw 1-5:1.0: firmware version 4725
    Ubuntu should have the firmware installed by default. Check to see if there is a /lib/firmware/zd1211 folder. Also check for the firmware that it is asking for.

    If the firmware is missing, it can be downloaded with this link:

    Download ZD1211 USB WLAN Linux Driver from SourceForge.net

    Then unpack it with this command:
    Code:
     tar xvfj zd1211-firmware-1.4.tar.bz2
    Enter the newly created folder:
    Code:
    cd zd1211-firmware
    You now should create a folder in the /lib/firmware directory, to put the firmware in.
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /lib/firmware/zd1211
    You then copy the firmware files to the new folder.
    Code:
    sudo cp zd1211b_* /lib/firmware/zd1211
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    Okay. All the firmware is there already. And this is iwconfig's output.

    Code:
    a@a-desktop:~$ iwconfig
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wmaster0  no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:""  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
              Tx-Power=27 dBm   
              Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2352 B   
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    
    pan0      no wireless extensions.

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    It looks as if it is working. What symptom made you think that it wasn't?

    Did you click on the NetworkManager icon in the taskbar, next to the Date/Time? It should show available wireless networks. Clicking on one will allow you to connect to it, after yo enter the password.
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    -oi. I feel like an idiot. The network was hidden. Sorry for wasting your time. >.<

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    No worries. We've all made silly mistakes. I've spent an hour troubleshooting my wireless only to find I had flipped the kill switch on accident.

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