I installed a Belkin F5D8010 wireless network card on my laptop (Debian 2.6.8-2-386) using ndiswrapper
dmesg shows errors during boot up:
Code:
ndiswrapper version 1.1 loaded (preempt=yes,smp=no)
ndiswrapper: driver netani (Belkin Corporation,09/21/2004, 1.2.0.80) loaded
ndiswrapper: using irq 10
ndiswrapper (NdisWriteErrorLogEntry:273): log: C000138A, count: 8 (756c6156), return address: d2a5effa, entry: d2b08200 offset: 4294274554
ndiswrapper (NdisWriteErrorLogEntry:273): log: C000138A, count: 8 (756c6156), return address: d2a5effa, entry: d2b08200 offset: 4294274554
wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:11:50:2e:4c:d7 using driver netani, configuration file 17CB:0001:17CB:0001.5.conf
NOTE: ndiswrapper reports version 1.1 even though I used aptitude to get ndiswrapper-1.37-2-386

After that, everything looks ok as I can scan for networks, I can assign a network to the card, the lights on the card are on, I can ping the local IP but I can't use dhclient or ping the router. I know that the card works because I tried it on another laptop under XP.
Here is the output of the configuration:
ifconfig (IP manually assigned)
Code:
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:108 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:108 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:7448 (7.2 KiB)  TX bytes:7448 (7.2 KiB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:11:50:2E:4C:D7  
          inet addr:192.168.1.105  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::211:50ff:fe2e:4cd7/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:18 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:1296 (1.2 KiB)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Memory:12800000-1287ffff
iwconfig
Code:
wlan0     Auto  ESSID:"Link6Net"  
          Mode:Managed  Channel:0  Access Point: 00:0F:66:D1:2A:72   
          Bit Rate:54 Mb/s   
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:100/100  Signal level:-59 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
iwlist scan (mine is Cell 01)
Code:
wlan0     Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:0F:66:D1:2A:72
                    ESSID:"Link6Net"
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality:0/100  Signal level:100/154  Noise level:0/154
                    Encryption key:off
                    Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:2 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:5.5 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:24 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:54 Mb/s
                    Extra:bcn_int=100
                    Extra:atim=0
          Cell 02 - Address: 00:0F:B5:AD:EC:1C
                    ESSID:"NETGEAR"
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Quality:0/100  Signal level:47/154  Noise level:0/154
                    Encryption key:off
                    Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:2 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:5.5 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:24 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:36 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:54 Mb/s
                    Extra:bcn_int=100
                    Extra:atim=0
          Cell 03 - Address: 00:E0:98:F4:63:52
                    ESSID:"05B406908678"
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
                    Mode:Managed
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Quality:0/100  Signal level:77/154  Noise level:0/154
                    Encryption key:off
                    Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:2 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:5.5 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:22 Mb/s
                    Extra:bcn_int=200
                    Extra:atim=0
modules
Code:
ds 17796 4 - Live 0xd294c000
ipv6 230148 10 - Live 0xd2a78000
ndiswrapper 119348 0 - Live 0xd2a17000
floppy 54992 0 - Live 0xd29a6000
parport_pc 33348 0 - Live 0xd299c000
parport 37320 1 parport_pc, Live 0xd2991000
irtty_sir 8320 0 - Live 0xd291e000
sir_dev 18092 1 irtty_sir, Live 0xd2946000
irda 167616 2 irtty_sir,sir_dev, Live 0xd29c8000
crc_ccitt 2432 1 irda, Live 0xd28bc000
pcspkr 3816 0 - Live 0xd28ba000
rtc 12088 0 - Live 0xd28ee000
usb_storage 59328 0 - Live 0xd2981000
af_packet 20872 2 - Live 0xd2917000
3c59x 36776 0 - Live 0xd293c000
uhci_hcd 29328 0 - Live 0xd2933000
usbcore 104292 5 ndiswrapper,usb_storage,uhci_hcd, Live 0xd2952000
yenta_socket 19200 1 - Live 0xd288e000
pcmcia_core 63028 2 ds,yenta_socket, Live 0xd2922000
tsdev 7168 0 - Live 0xd284f000
mousedev 9996 2 - Live 0xd2823000
evdev 9088 0 - Live 0xd284b000
capability 4872 0 - Live 0xd2848000
commoncap 7168 1 capability, Live 0xd2845000
psmouse 17800 0 - Live 0xd2835000
ide_cd 38176 0 - Live 0xd287c000
cdrom 35740 1 ide_cd, Live 0xd2872000
ext3 109800 1 - Live 0xd28f4000
jbd 54552 1 ext3, Live 0xd28c4000
ide_generic 1664 0 - Live 0xd2852000
piix 12448 1 - Live 0xd28bf000
ide_disk 16768 3 - Live 0xd2888000
ide_core 125028 5 usb_storage,ide_cd,ide_generic,piix,ide_disk, Live 0xd2894000
sd_mod 20480 0 - Live 0xd282f000
ata_piix 7812 0 - Live 0xd281e000
libata 36228 1 ata_piix, Live 0xd283b000
scsi_mod 115148 3 usb_storage,sd_mod,libata, Live 0xd2854000
unix 26036 289 - Live 0xd2827000
font 8576 0 - Live 0xd281a000
vesafb 6688 0 - Live 0xd280d000
cfbcopyarea 3840 1 vesafb, Live 0xd2814000
cfbimgblt 3200 1 vesafb, Live 0xd2812000
cfbfillrect 3712 1 vesafb, Live 0xd2810000
modules.conf
Code:
keep
post-install bttv insmod tuner
post-remove bttv rmmod tuner
alias net-pf-24 pppoe

alias char-major-10-175	agpgart
alias char-major-10-200	tun
alias char-major-81	bttv
alias char-major-108	ppp_generic
alias /dev/ppp		ppp_generic
alias tty-ldisc-3	ppp_async
alias tty-ldisc-14	ppp_synctty
alias ppp-compress-21	bsd_comp
alias ppp-compress-24	ppp_deflate
alias ppp-compress-26	ppp_deflate

alias loop-xfer-gen-0	loop_gen
alias loop-xfer-3	loop_fish2
alias loop-xfer-gen-10	loop_gen
alias cipher-2		des
alias cipher-3		fish2
alias cipher-4		blowfish
alias cipher-6		idea
alias cipher-7		serp6f
alias cipher-8		mars6
alias cipher-11		rc62
alias cipher-15		dfc2
alias cipher-16		rijndael
alias cipher-17		rc5

alias char-major-10-134	apm
alias /dev/apm_bios		/dev/misc/apm_bios
alias /dev/misc/apm_bios	apm

alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
alias char-major-10-144 nvram
alias binfmt-0064 binfmt_aout
alias char-major-10-135 rtc
ndiwrapper -l
Code:
Installed ndis drivers:
netani	driver present, hardware present
route
Code:
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags   MSS Window  irtt Iface
192.168.1.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U         0 0          0 eth0
0.0.0.0         192.168.1.1     0.0.0.0         UG        0 0          0 eth0
lsmod
Code:
Module                  Size  Used by
ds                     17796  4 
ipv6                  230148  10 
ndiswrapper           119348  0 
floppy                 54992  0 
parport_pc             33348  0 
parport                37320  1 parport_pc
irtty_sir               8320  0 
sir_dev                18092  1 irtty_sir
irda                  167616  2 irtty_sir,sir_dev
crc_ccitt               2432  1 irda
pcspkr                  3816  0 
rtc                    12088  0 
usb_storage            59328  0 
af_packet              20872  2 
3c59x                  36776  0 
uhci_hcd               29328  0 
usbcore               104292  5 ndiswrapper,usb_storage,uhci_hcd
yenta_socket           19200  1 
pcmcia_core            63028  2 ds,yenta_socket
tsdev                   7168  0 
mousedev                9996  2 
evdev                   9088  0 
capability              4872  0 
commoncap               7168  1 capability
psmouse                17800  0 
ide_cd                 38176  0 
cdrom                  35740  1 ide_cd
ext3                  109800  1 
jbd                    54552  1 ext3
ide_generic             1664  0 
piix                   12448  1 
ide_disk               16768  3 
ide_core              125028  5 usb_storage,ide_cd,ide_generic,piix,ide_disk
sd_mod                 20480  0 
ata_piix                7812  0 
libata                 36228  1 ata_piix
scsi_mod              115148  3 usb_storage,sd_mod,libata
unix                   26036  289 
font                    8576  0 
vesafb                  6688  0 
cfbcopyarea             3840  1 vesafb
cfbimgblt               3200  1 vesafb
cfbfillrect             3712  1 vesafb