I’m trying to get my Belkin FD7050a to work with my OS 11.1 desktop. I’ve installed what I believe is the right driver and firmware for the chipset, but still can’t see the access point.
So far I’ve installed the ralink rt73 driver and firmware (packages rt73-cvs-kmp-default and ralink-firmware from Akoellh’s OBS repository).
Following a partial solution for this adapter under Ubuntu that I found here, I’ve also added the following lines to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist:
blacklist rt73usb blacklist rt2570
Running iwconfig as root gives me the following:
lo no wireless extensions. wlan0 RT73 WLAN ESSID:"" Mode:Managed Frequency=2.412 GHz Bit Rate:54 Mb/s RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Encryption key:off Link Quality=0/100 Signal level:-121 dBm Noise level:-111 dBm Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0 eth0 no wireless extensions.
Relevant output of dmesg that I could find:
usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=050d, idProduct=705a usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0 usb 2-1: Product: Belkin 54g USB Network Adapter usb 2-1: Manufacturer: Belkin [snip] phy0 -> rt2500usb_init_eeprom: Error - Invalid RT chipset detected. phy0 -> rt2x00lib_probe_dev: Error - Failed to allocate device. usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2500usb rt73: init rt73: idVendor = 0x50d, idProduct = 0x705a firmware: requesting rt73.bin [snip] rt73: using permanent MAC addr rt73: Active MAC addr: 00:22:75:af:e8:42 rt73: Local MAC = 00:22:75:af:e8:42 usbcore: registered new interface driver rt73
Relevant output of lsusb:
mylogin@linux-myhost:/etc> /usr/bin/lsusb Bus 001 Device 002: ID 050d:705a Belkin Components F5D7050A Wireless Adapter
So far I’d assumed that this means that the driver is working, but the adapter needs configuring (could well be wrong). Unfortunately I haven’t had any luck with either NetworkManager of Yast. The guide I found for Ubuntu suggested appending the following data to /etc/network/interfaces :
# rt73 wireless network device using DHCP iface rausb0 inet dhcp pre-up ifconfig rausb0 up wireless-essid MY_ESSID # wireless-key XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX # This line for hexidecimal keys # wireless-key s:XXXXXXXXXXXXX # This line for ASCII (string) keys auto rausb0
but I don’t know enough about OpenSuse’s configuration to adapt this to OpenSuse.
Do I have a driver issue, or is it just a matter of configuring the adapter properly? Could someone set me on the right path?