Belkin USB dongle

Chris Rees utisoft at
Wed Jul 2 23:45:04 UTC 2008

On Wed, 02 Jul 2008 at 16:17:32 -0600 debian wrote:
>  On Sat, 2008-06-28 at 18:47 +0100, Robin Trebilcock wrote:
>  > I am just about to install Ubuntu on my desktop. On my Windows setup I
>  > use a Belkin USB dongle to connect to my wireless modem/router. Will
>  > Ubuntu recognise this on installation or do I have to configure it in
>  > some way. If so, can someone lead me by the hand as I am a Linux newbie
>  > Thanks
>  > Robin
>  >
>  chances will. but if not, you can always try either googling for
>  a linux driver or using the ndiswrapper
>  about the only cards i cant seem to get to work on linux is 2WIRE. tried
>  googling for opensource drivers and tried ndiswrappering it and it didnt
>  work. all the other cards ive used though, work perfectly though.
>  --cj
My experience with Belkin wireless stuff is that it's inconsistent,
chipset wise with even the same model number.

If you're lucky enough to have a Ralink or Atheros based one, like the
F5D7050a that I have, it should work out of the box. Unfortunately,
some have a Realtek chipset that needs Madwifi....

I gave up on USB network cards; I bought a PCI one a while ago, and
they give more reliable connections, fewer driver issues, better
signal, etc etc.

If it works, grats! If not, I'd suggest tossing it and buying an
Edimax PCI G card; they're dirt cheap, and beats the pain and torture
that is ndiswrapper.


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