f5d7000 wireless card... help please
Hello, I have been trying for several days now to get my belkin f5d7000 desktop network card to work on ubuntu 5.10. I am trying to use ndiswrapper and i have followed several tutorials including the wiki tutorial, a howto tutorial that is posted on the ubuntu-forum page, and a few more that don't stand out in my memory.
I have tried several different drivers. After doing a ndiswrapper -i name.inf I get one of two responses depending on the inf file:
1) invalid driver!
2) name driver present
I always install .inf files with their corresponding .sys files in the same folder, though im not sure how much this matters...
What worries me is that after typing ndiswrapper -l with many different .inf file isntalled I have never once seen it say hardware present like it says it should in many of the tutorials.
I have tried ndiswrapper version 1.1 (the package included with ubuntu) and I have also tried ndiswrapper version 1.7. They both seem to behave the same way.
I also reformatted my computer to see if it would help but everything seems to act the same.
It is a big hassel to download stuff onto my comp because I don't have access to a land line I have to use wireless because me and my neighbor share internet and the router is not in my apartment. I have been going to the ubuntu repositories online and downloading packages and tranferring them to my linux box and using dpkg which is a pain.
What worries me is that when I type lspci -v my wireless card seems to be recognized but is disabled. Is this why ndiswrapper never says hardware present or is ndiswrapper supposed to enable it?
I am fairly new to linux. So if you need me to give you more info I would be happy to but simple instructions on how to do it might save us some time and unneccesary posts of me saying "I don't understand". I really appreciate anyone who can read this. Thanks for everyone's time!
ps. I forgot to say that I also download Ndiswrapper .11 because a couple of people on the wiki list said they were able to get it to work but I got compile time errors so I was unable to try using it.