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I have checked out the other thread on the Belkin FD8053 and taking that advice I have downloaded the firmware and the driver from Ralink - however I have no ...
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    Help - wireless internet not working


    I have checked out the other thread on the Belkin FD8053 and taking that advice I have downloaded the firmware and the driver from Ralink - however I have no idea how implement themon Linux, if someone could let me know about that I would be very grateful!!
    Below is the output from the script that I got off of this site to diagnose problems with wi-fi - I am running Ubuntu 9.04 and I have a Belkin FD8053 wireless USB antenna, please please please can SOMEONE give some constructive advice as to how to proceed?? Thank you.
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    lspci -knn
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 661FX/M661FX/M661MX Host [1039:0661] (rev 11)
    Kernel driver in use: agpgart-sis
    Kernel modules: sis-agp
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS AGP Port (virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge) [1039:0003]
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:02.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS964 [MuTIOL Media IO] [1039:0964] (rev 36)
    00:02.5 IDE interface [0101]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] [1039:5513] (rev 01)
    Kernel driver in use: pata_sis
    00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller [1039:7012] (rev a0)
    Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
    Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0
    00:03.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller [1039:7001] (rev 0f)
    Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:03.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller [1039:7001] (rev 0f)
    Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:03.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.1 Controller [1039:7001] (rev 0f)
    Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:03.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 2.0 Controller [1039:7002]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:08.0 Modem [0703]: Smart Link Ltd. SmartLink SmartPCI562 56K Modem [163c:3052] (rev 04)
    Kernel driver in use: serial
    00:09.0 Multimedia controller [0480]: Philips Semiconductors SAA7131/SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder [1131:7133] (rev d0)
    Kernel driver in use: saa7134
    Kernel modules: saa7134
    00:0b.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
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AS [Radeon 9550] [1002:4153]
    Kernel modules: radeonfb
    01:00.1 Display controller [0380]: ATI Technologies Inc RV350 AS [Radeon 9550] (Secondary) [1002:4173]
    lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 008: ID 13fe:1f00 Kingston Technology Company Inc. DataTraveler 2.0 4GB Flash Drive
    Bus 001 Device 006: ID 13ec:0006
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 06cb:000c Synaptics, Inc.
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 05e3:0605 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 2.0 Hub [ednet]
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 050d:815c Belkin Components
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c502 Logitech, Inc. Cordless Mouse & iTouch Keys
    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
    usb_storage 82880 1
    binfmt_misc 16776 1
    radeon 342816 2
    drm 96296 3 radeon
    bridge 56340 0
    stp 10500 1 bridge
    bnep 20224 2
    video 25360 0
    output 11008 1 video
    input_polldev 11912 0
    lp 17156 0
    tda1004x 24196 1
    saa7134_dvb 28556 0
    videobuf_dvb 15236 1 saa7134_dvb
    saa7134_alsa 20000 0
    dvb_core 92032 2 saa7134_dvb,videobuf_dvb
    tda827x 17668 2
    tda8290 20740 1
    tuner 32836 0
    snd_intel8x0 37532 3
    snd_ac97_codec 112292 1 snd_intel8x0
    ac97_bus 9856 1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm_oss 46336 0
    snd_mixer_oss 22656 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 82948 4 saa7134_alsa,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_o ss
    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_mid i_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
    saa7134 152020 2 saa7134_dvb,saa7134_alsa
    snd 62628 17 saa7134_alsa,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_o ss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,s nd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    ir_common 52228 1 saa7134
    soundcore 15200 1 snd
    sis_agp 15360 1
    videodev 41600 2 tuner,saa7134
    v4l1_compat 21764 1 videodev
    compat_ioctl32 9344 1 saa7134
    psmouse 61972 0
    snd_page_alloc 16904 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
    shpchp 40212 0
    agpgart 42696 2 drm,sis_agp
    v4l2_common 20992 2 tuner,saa7134
    videobuf_dma_sg 20484 3 saa7134_dvb,saa7134_alsa,saa7134
    videobuf_core 26500 3 videobuf_dvb,saa7134,videobuf_dma_sg
    tveeprom 20100 1 saa7134
    ppdev 15620 0
    pcspkr 10496 0
    serio_raw 13316 0
    parport_pc 40100 1
    parport 42220 3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
    usbhid 42336 0
    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 | grep firmware
    [ 16.864015] tda1004x: found firmware revision 29 -- ok
    uname -r
    2.6.28-11-generic
    ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:13:d4:7f:ef:a9
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 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:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    Interrupt:19 Base address:0xe000

    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:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:3664 (3.6 KB) TX bytes:3664 (3.6 KB)

    iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    pan0 no wireless extensions.

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    Ubuntu 9.04 should including the staging driver for this card, rt2870sta. It's possible the usbid of your card was not built into the module so it isn't recognizing it.

    First try
    Code:
    sudo modprobe rt2870sta
    sudo depmod -a
    Otherwise, and I couldn't find too much info on this, you may need to recompile the driver and edit the source to include the usbid for your device.

    Here is a guide for that (also this person has the same usbid and it was in there).
    Hardy Blog Archive It’s all in a day’s work

    The link for the driver is broken in that. A current link and more info can be found here.
    ubuntu_rt2870sta / FrontPage

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    Thank you for that.
    I'll give it a go and let you know if I'm successful!

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    Updating to the latest version of the driver should give you a working wireless. The stock driver in my Ubuntu 9.04 box is 1.4.0.0. Checking for support for belkin, I only get this:
    Code:
    modinfo rt2870sta | grep 050D
    alias:          usb:v050Dp805Cd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v050Dp8053d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    I then installed the 2.2.0.0 version, and now get this:
    Code:
     modinfo rt2870sta | grep 050D
    alias:          usb:v050Dp815Cd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v050Dp815Cd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v050Dp805Cd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    alias:          usb:v050Dp8053d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
    I'm not sure why it is listed twice, but at least it's listed! I originally had this version installed, but it was wiped out by a kernel upgrade. Remember that when upgrading.

    You can get the driver from the Ralink web site:

    Ralink corp.

    One small problem. I had to run both the make and make install commands with root privileges (sudo). Otherwise it fails because of permission errors.
    Last edited by waterhead; 11-23-2009 at 09:18 PM. Reason: fixed link
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    @Waterhead Ralink seems to have moved the download location for their linux drivers. The link you posted doesn't work.

    The new site is here:
    Ralink corp.

    Or you can get the source here:
    http://ubunturt2870.pbworks.com/f/20....2.0.0.tar.bz2

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    Thanks, I corrected my link.

    That was what came up when I Googled for the drivers. I didn't check the links to the drivers.
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