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Belkin Wireless G Network Card not recognised
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LOF


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Location: UK

PostPosted: Sat 17 Feb 2007, 08:07    Post subject:  Belkin Wireless G Network Card not recognised  

I have a Belkin Wireless G Desktop Network Card that is not being recognised by Puppy.

Windows Drivers: http://www.belkin.com/support/article/?lid=en&pid=F5D7000&aid=6001&scid=0

Any help appreciated

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caka

Joined: 07 Dec 2006
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PostPosted: Sat 17 Feb 2007, 08:15    Post subject:  

First of all you have to know the chipset for your wireless card. Then you can find a native driver or if doesn´t exist you will have to use ndiswraper.

In that page that you post there are a lot of versions for your wireless card and have diferent chipsets. ¿What version do you have?.

Maybe the output of the comand lspci could be interesting.

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wolfie

Joined: 17 Feb 2007
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PostPosted: Sat 17 Feb 2007, 16:48    Post subject: load drivers rt2500  

Hi,

by looking at your windows drivers you can find out which chipset you have I think your is PCMCIA and should be Chipset RaLink RT2500.

some link explaining this is here: http://opensource.bureau-cornavin.com/belkin/index.html
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caka

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PostPosted: Sat 17 Feb 2007, 17:22    Post subject:    

There are two diferent chipsets for pci&pcmcia ralink cards. The old rt2500 and the new rt61.

But maybe your card would have chipset broadcom or atheros. see this page:

http://linux-wless.passys.nl/query_part.php?brandname=Belkin

Then the first is to know the chipset.

If it's rt2500 you can load it with:

Code:
modprobe rt2500


And if it's the new ralink rt61:

Code:
modprobe rt61


Too is important that LOF tell us which version of Puppy is he using; and if it has the zdrv file.

regards and sorry for my bad english.
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tommy

Joined: 04 Oct 2005
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Location: Italy

PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr 2007, 08:02    Post subject: My Belkin Bcm4306 wireless pci card didn't work - now OK  

If it's useful for you developers, here is my experience:
I've got a Belkin wireless pci card, pupscan reports it like this:

"pci bus 0x0002 cardnum 0x02 function 0x00: vendor 0x14e4 device 0x4320
Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller"

This card (sold with the name "Wireless desktop G network card- model F5D7001") works perfectly with ndiswrapper tool, and I reported in this forum some months ago my success.
Now I tried to use the 2.14 PuppyCD to see if bcm43xx support works, but with no chance.
The driver is automatically loaded at startup (pfix=ram) but there is no way to connect my pci wireless card to my Belkin router. When I test bcm43xx driver, it sees my card as 'eth0', but it doesn't find any wireless network available. I'm not using encryption nor MAC filtering. My SSID is hidden, but I correctly wrote it in 'autoconnect' and 'template' profiles.
I tried to unload and then load again bcm43xx driver with no chance.
If I unload bcm43xx and load bcmwl5.inf with ndiswrapper, the pci card is seen as 'wlan0' and it works perfectly. Now I'm writing this post with ndiswrapper.

If it's useful, when I load ndiswrapper the leds on the pci card flash, when I load bcm43xx drivers they are off, even when I'm searching for an alive network through the 'test eth0' button in network setup.

EDITED: er... Neutral Maybe I was a little in a hurry, but I have just read in the forum something about a bcm43xx-firmware I didn't know of Embarassed . I downloaded the pet package, saved it in a floppy, rebooted, and when I was in Puppy desktop again, I mounted the floppy and installed the bcm43xx-firmware.pet package. Then I configured my network with the right SSID, gateway, DNS and IP as always. Guess what driver am I successfully using now Very Happy ?
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tempestuous

Joined: 10 Jun 2005
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Location: Australia

PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr 2007, 09:10    Post subject:  

Tommy,
You need the bcm43xx firmware -
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=15573
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