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I have an old Toshiba Pentium 3 laptop which I'm running Backtrack 2 Live CD off. However, the wireless adaptor (Belkin 802.11g Wireless G USB Network Adapter) refuses to work ...
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    Exclamation Belkin 802.11g Wireless G USB Network Adapter - Problem


    I have an old Toshiba Pentium 3 laptop which I'm running Backtrack 2 Live CD off. However, the wireless adaptor (Belkin 802.11g Wireless G USB Network Adapter) refuses to work on Linux although it works fine under Windows XP.

    Usually there is a little green LED to indicate that it is searching for a network / turned on but that doesn't even show up under Linux!

    Any tips or helpful pointers?

    Here is the link to the product page:

    http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProdu...duct_Id=179211

    If any more details are required just ask.

    Much appreciated,
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    I've done a bit of searching over the internet and I found this very interesting bit of software. Its called "ndiswrapper" and it supports loads of USB adapters etc. I would reccomend doing a wee google for it and checking if your wireless adapator is supported!

    Good luck,
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    Hi Tim,

    Did you get the adaptor working? I've been stuck on the same problem for ages and my thread in this part of the forum got very few replys. I know you need 2 driver files for ndiswrapper to work and the manufacturer told me one of these is RT2500.sys but I don't know what the .inf file is called, there was no mention of that in the e-mail from Belkin and ndiswrapper won't work without it. I do know it's definately not mn720.inf, that's ruled out for sure.


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    I haven't actually tried to get it working yet as I am still at school and bogged under by coursework and around 120 pages of "AS" physics to do for next Monday. Have you checked out their wiki page?

    http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m....php/Main_Page

    http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/m...dex.php/List#B

    As soon as I get a couple of seconds I will try this out and get back to you (BTW, im fairly new to Linux so I will probably mess up somewhere lol).

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    Might be of use to you, if you have any problems feel free to PM me.

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    I take my hat off to you Oxygen (not literally as I'm not wearing a hat atm lol). I never knew that was a link like that on these forums! Thanks very much!

    Martin, I think we need to get our Belkin install CD's out and find the drivers from what Oxygens link says, only problem for me is that my Dad keeps the CD in his filling cabinet :S Looks like a little trip to google to get the drivers!

    Will keep you updated,
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    Can you post the output of lspci?
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    Hi Jaun! Are you referring to me or to Martin?

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    Hi Tim,

    I've found the RT2500.sys file in my Windows partition but can't find the corresponding .inf file. On the CD Rom the files are BLKWGU.inf and BLKWGUXP.sys but they don't seem to work when you load them into ndiswrapper. Oxygen, could suggest any next step?

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    To you, Tim, the exact model of your card is needed
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