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i purchased a belkin F5D7010 the other day to work on my old compaq laptop. but so far no success at all. the card doesnt display any lights, but Its ...
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- 08-05-2006 #1
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- Aug 2006
Wireless PCMCIA problem
the card doesnt display any lights, but Its not dead because i tried it on windows xp before i reformatted to linux and it sort of worked, the drivers wouldnt install but xp identified it.
anyways I keep finding different guides and such, belkin doesnt have linux drivers to download. I need to start from scratch and anything that i need downloaded will have to be burnt to a cd and transfered. the laptop has slackware 10.2 and is using xfce
- 08-05-2006 #2
Have you used any other pcmcia devices before? It's possible you don't have pcmcia services running. Regardless it is possible that you may need ndiswrapper to run the card, wifi support is still patchy in linux. I'm not sure if Slack supplies ndiswrapper out of the box , but you should be able to get it at http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net
- 08-06-2006 #3Originally Posted by curseoftheearth
- 08-06-2006 #4
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- Aug 2006
ok it appears that slackware doesnt have enough compiling power default to do either of these as i get a bunch of errors when i try to make.
- 08-06-2006 #5Originally Posted by curseoftheearth
I assure you Slackware has the compiling power and then some.
If you can post the error messages I'm sure someone can help you figure it out easy enough.
I found this from belkin.
Setup of the Wireless card in Linux
Tested with Red Hat 7.1, 7.3 and Mandrake 8.1 If you are using a stock
debian setup (any version) get yourself a 2.4 kernel and modules (2.4.14,
2.4.16, and 2.4.17) or compile your own.
Make sure you have wireless-tools, and pcmcia-cs installed (these are
packages for your distro)
Edit: /etc/pcmica/config, search for the stanza of your card. Replace
whatever module it is loading now (usually wvlan_cs), with orinoco_cs. For
the Belkin Card.
card "Intersil PRISM2 11 Mbps Wireless Adapter"
manfid 0x0156, 0x0002
Edit: /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts, for your card, and for the all inclusive
entry you should enter the correct ESSID for the network you intend to use, and the correct channel for your network and all that. Channel 6 seems to be default on most hardware. Here's an example of something similar to what you
# orinoco_cs (Intersil PRISM2 11 Mbps Wireless Adapter)
INFO=" orinoco_cs "
Edit: /etc/pcmcia/network.opts, and enter the correct ip address, and
gateway information for your network, or simply rely on DHCP.
case "$Address" in
Now restart pcmcia services. (/etc/init.d/pcmcia restart
If it doesn't work
tail -f /var/log/syslog then put the card in, Make sure all the Settings are
if syslog looks ok, run iwconfig. Make Sure you associating with the correct
if iwconfig looks alright, run ifconfig. make sure your ip address is
Linux software drivers for Belkin network adapters are developed
independently by third-party developers who support the Linux open source
philosophy. Belkin is not responsible for guaranteeing the compatibility of its adapters with Linux, since it does not control how or by whom network
drivers are developed.
- 08-06-2006 #6
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- Aug 2006
the first five lines don't have any errors and they are about entering /driver
after that it says
In file included from ntoskernel.h:49,
winnt_types,h:126:2: #error "gcc 3.4 or newer should be used for compiling this module"
In file included from hal.c:24:
ntoskernel.h:580: error: syntax error before "wfastcall"
ntoskernel.h:580: warning: type defaults to 'int' in declaration of 'wfastcall'
ntoskernel.h:580: warning: data definition has no type or storage class
**continues till 599**
hal.c:122: error: syntax error before "KIRQL"
hal.c:128: error: syntax error before "void"
hal.c:134: error: syntax error before "KIRQL"
hal.c:140: error: syntax error before "void"
hal.c:146: error: syntax error before "void"
hal.c:156: error: syntax error before "void"
make: *** [hal.o] Error 1
make: Leaving directory '/home/curse/ndiswrapper-1.22/driver'
make: *** [all] Error 2
***all this was in $***
- 08-06-2006 #7
looks like you need to update GCC.
gcc 3.4 or newer should be used for compiling this module