Belkin 54G Wireless Notebook Card

Hi, I have gotten this to work on Xubuntu here: [SOLVED] Ndiswrapper? Does it work? - Ubuntu Forums](http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1814993)
I think it would use the same software/firmware? I am using OpenSUSE 11.4 LXDE derivative.

Thanks!

On 09/06/2011 04:26 PM, Rabbitdog wrote:
>
> Hi, I have gotten this to work on Xubuntu here: ‘[SOLVED] Ndiswrapper?
> Does it work? - Ubuntu Forums’
> (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1814993)
> I think it would use the same software/firmware? I am using OpenSUSE
> 11.4 LXDE derivative.

As is stated in the stickies at the start of the wireless forum, the first step
is to provide the PCI or USB IDs for the device. That is how the Linux kernel
and Windows both know what driver to load. As yours is probably PCI, open a
terminal and run the command


/sbin/lspci -nnk

There will be a lot of output. Find the section that describes your wireless
device and post just that section. If you cannot tell which one is for your
wireless, then run


/sbin/lspci -nn

That will be a lot smaller and you can post all of it. Someone here will tell
you which section of the bigger output we need.

It is unlikely that you will need to use ndiswrapper - we hate that solution in
that it gives a Windows driver unimpeded access to the inner-most level of the
OS. A coding mistake there is what leads to the “Blue Screen of Death”.

Here is the output for the second command.

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27a0] (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a2] (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a6] (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller [8086:27c4] (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 01)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
02:01.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: O2 Micro, Inc. Cardbus bridge [1217:7135] (rev 21)
02:01.4 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: O2 Micro, Inc. Firewire (IEEE 1394) [1217:00f7] (rev 02)
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 03)

Thank you for the quick reply. I have heard horror stories about Ndiswrapper. I hope that would be the last resort :P.

On 09/06/2011 05:16 PM, Rabbitdog wrote:

> 03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 03)

The one above is your wireless device. It uses driver b43, which will work fine.

> Thank you for the quick reply. I have heard horror stories about
> Ndiswrapper. I hope that would be the last resort :P.

It will NOT be necessary.

Run the following commands with the network active:


sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
sudo /sbin/modprobe -r b43
sudo /sbin/modprobe b43

If you do not have any network in openSUSE, we do have a work around.

Once the firmware is installed, you should be able to see your AP with

sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan

and you should be able to configure the network.

Sorry to reply so late, but thank you so much it is working great now!

Hi,
I have just installed Ubuntu to my Sony PCV-V200G (old all in one PC) as it was running way too slow on XP.
However, the wireless doesn’t work anymore. It seems like answers to my problem are in this thread.
I’m just a end user and don’t have advanced PC knowledge like most of you plus, I have never touched Ubuntu until today.
I have no idea what is in where.
Could anyone please tell me how to fix this issue step by step?

Thanks!

On 06/28/2012 01:56 AM, Dingomaru wrote:
>
> Hi,
> I have just installed Ubuntu to my Sony PCV-V200G (old all in one PC)
> as it was running way too slow on XP.
> However, the wireless doesn’t work anymore. It seems like answers to
> my problem are in this thread.
> I’m just a end user and don’t have advanced PC knowledge like most of
> you plus, I have never touched Ubuntu until today.
> I have no idea what is in where.
> Could anyone please tell me how to fix this issue step by step?

May I remind you that this is an openSUSE forum, not one for Ubuntu? You need to
take your question to a Ubuntu site, or switch to our distribution. What you
have done is almost the same as asking OS X (Mac) questions on a Windows forum.