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  1. #1

    Belkin wireless usb assistance

    I just installed Mint 11 and need assistance getting my Belkin F7D4101 wireless usb stick working. Here's the lsusb:

    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 1532:0109 Razer USA, Ltd Lycosa Keyboard
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 1532:0007 Razer USA, Ltd DeathAdder Mouse
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 050d:615a Belkin Components
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

    Thanks in advance.

    P.S. I don't have internet access on that PC without the wireless card, so anything I need to download/install must be downloaded to a usb stick and transferred over..
    Last edited by Joink; 06-01-2011 at 06:08 AM.

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    Administrator jayd512's Avatar
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    Hello and Welcome!

    Aside from lsusb, we'll need a little more info.

    Check this page, post back with the results.

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  3. #3
    I'll post that info in a few minutes. I found this on the ubuntuforums, but I was hoping there was an easier way to get it working. If not, I'll give this way a shot.

    "1) (Not sure if this actually contributed to the success or not) I went into the package manager and did a search for "broadcom". I marked "bcmwl-modaliases" for removal (not complete removal) and marked "broadcom-sta-common" and "-source" for installiation. Applied the changed and restarted.

    2) Went to the Belkin support site and downloaded the install package. Installed it using WINE. The installiation failed but the files were copied.

    3)Went to ndisgtk (I think, it's under Windows Wireless Drivers under System->Administration) and directed it to home/YOUR USERNAME/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/Belkin/F7D4101/V1/xp/bcmwlhigh5.inf. Clicked open, install, and it showed available networks.

    4) restarted."

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  5. #4
    Here's more info. I didn't know if you wanted the entire demsg, but I read through it and didn't see any firmware errors or anything related to the wireless stick.

    Module                  Size  Used by
    parport_pc             36959  0 
    ppdev                  17113  0 
    dm_crypt               22993  0 
    snd_hda_codec_realtek   336693  1 
    binfmt_misc            17565  1 
    snd_hda_intel          33211  2 
    snd_hda_codec         103804  2 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13604  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                96625  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    psmouse                73535  0 
    k8temp                 13016  0 
    edac_core              53845  0 
    edac_mce_amd           23464  0 
    serio_raw              13166  0 
    joydev                 17606  0 
    snd_seq_midi           13324  0 
    snd_rawmidi            30486  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     14899  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                61621  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              29602  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14462  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    snd                    67382  13 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    soundcore              12680  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc         18529  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    i2c_nforce2            13058  0 
    lp                     17825  0 
    parport                46458  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    dm_raid45              77827  0 
    xor                    12890  1 dm_raid45
    btrfs                 550402  0 
    zlib_deflate           27074  1 btrfs
    libcrc32c              12644  1 btrfs
    usbhid                 46956  0 
    hid                    91020  1 usbhid
    nouveau               682322  2 
    ttm                    76664  1 nouveau
    drm_kms_helper         42136  1 nouveau
    drm                   227495  4 nouveau,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    i2c_algo_bit           13400  1 nouveau
    firewire_ohci          40370  0 
    firewire_core          62646  1 firewire_ohci
    floppy                 74120  0 
    video                  19438  1 nouveau
    pata_jmicron           12747  0 
    tg3                   141750  0 
    crc_itu_t              12707  1 firewire_core
    ahci                   25951  2 
    libahci                26642  1 ahci
    pata_amd               14130  0
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  6. #5
    If you need to know anything else let me know. Thanks.

  7. #6
    I've been reading up on this and I'm going to try switching to 32 bit Mint because I downloaded the .inf and .sys file that SHOULD work with my adapter, but the 64 bit versions would lock up the ndiswrapper when the adapter was connected and didn't work. The 32 bit .inf seemed like it would work if I was running 32 bit Mint, so we'll see what happens. I have no reason to run 64 bit anyway as I only have 2 gb ram on that computer and probably won't be upgrading it for a long time.

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    Administrator jayd512's Avatar
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    That might be a good choice.
    Some vendors still don't have a reliable 64-bit offering on their driver.
    And ndiswrapper was never my favorite way to go anyway.

    Let us know what you choose to do.

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  9. #8
    Alright, I reinstalled Mint 32 bit and I'm getting closer, but not there yet..I extracted the 32 bit broadcom bcm43xx .inf and .sys files into the same folder and went into Windows Wireless Drivers..Installed the .inf and as soon as I did that the usb adapter started blinking. However, after reboot it will not connect to my router. I can see the networks but am unable to connect. After I put in the password it tries to connect for awhile and wants me to re-enter the password. Here's the dmesg I copied over, maybe someone can assist me from here?

    [   23.424029] usb 2-1: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
    [   23.634383] ndiswrapper: driver bcmn43xx32 (,08/26/2009, loaded
    [   23.889555] wlan0: ethernet device 94:44:52:60:74:9e using NDIS driver: bcmn43xx32, version: 0x50a4f1e, NDIS version: 0x501, vendor: 'NDIS Network Adapter', 050D:615A.F.conf
    [   23.891128] wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK
    [   23.891873] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
    [   23.990052] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
    [   24.091405] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
    [   24.394037] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro,commit=0
    [   28.291257] EXT4-fs (sda1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro,commit=0
    [  276.737315] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
    [  287.424017] wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
    [  291.752427] ndiswrapper (iw_set_freq:325): setting configuration failed (00010003)
    [  329.775428] ndiswrapper (iw_set_freq:325): setting configuration failed (00010003)
    [  345.318820] ndiswrapper (iw_set_freq:325): setting configuration failed (00010003)
    [  470.295461] ndiswrapper (iw_set_freq:325): setting configuration failed (00010003)

  10. #9
    Well, I got it to work by switching the security on my router to TKIP, but it is running VERY slow. Any way to remedy that? It says it's connected @ 1mb/sec.

  11. #10
    Seems it will only connect when the router is set to TKIP only, and will only connect @ 1mb/sec. Anyone know a way to fix this?

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