Belkin USB dongle
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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 are..it 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.
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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