Belkin Wireless G Desktop PCI Network Card

Belkin Wireless G Desktop PCI Network Card

I run dual booted Suse 11.1 (64bit) and XP, actually I use Suse 11.1 on all machines but nice to have a copy of XP as some equipment updates seem to call for windows to load their software.

I have just installed the above Belkin Card and runs perfectly on XP [within 5 minutes with CD] but cannot seem to get it running on Suse.

I have installed Knetworkmanager but does not seem to run, yet my IBM laptop running Suse 11.1 runs fine with Knetworkmanager, wireless to the router.

Kinternet was loaded and sees the router but will not perform.

Suse works fine with a direct ethernet feed.

I use KDE 3.5.

I do not want to loose the use of the ethernet but to have the wireless card working would be great.

Can anyone point me in the right direction.

Thanks

Post result of

/sbin/lspci -nnk

brian@linux-z3dx:~> /sbin/lspci -nnk
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL Memory Controller Hub [8086:2770] (rev 02)
Kernel modules: intel-agp
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL PCI Express Root Port [8086:2771] (rev 02)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 01)
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 01)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 [8086:27d4] (rev 01)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:27d6] (rev 01)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801GR/GH/GHM (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 5 [8086:27e0] (rev 01)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801GR/GH/GHM (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 6 [8086:27e2] (rev 01)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 01)
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 01)
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 01)
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 01)
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 01)
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b8] (rev 01)
Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng
00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller [8086:27df] (rev 01)
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
Kernel modules: ide-pci-generic, piix, ata_generic, pata_acpi, ata_piix
00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller [8086:27c0] (rev 01)
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
Kernel modules: ide-pci-generic, ata_generic, pata_acpi, ata_piix
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 01)
Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
Kernel modules: i2c-i801
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7600 GS] [10de:0392] (rev a1)
Kernel driver in use: nvidia
Kernel modules: nvidia, nvidiafb
07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: RaLink RT2500 802.11g Cardbus/mini-PCI [1814:0201] (rev 01)
Kernel driver in use: rt2500pci
Kernel modules: rt2500pci
07:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link) [104c:8024]
Kernel driver in use: ohci1394
Kernel modules: ohci1394
07:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) LAN Controller [8086:27dc] (rev 01)
Kernel driver in use: e100
Kernel modules: e100
brian@linux-z3dx:~>

Thanks for your reply.

I have posted the output above.

Getting Your Wireless to Work - openSUSE Forums

Script in Post3.

BTW:

Card is supported OOTB and runs quite well (for this low-end and cheap hardware that is), last time setting up wireless with that device took me less than 2 minutes on openSUSE, most likely a configuration error (by the user), so READ the outputs of the script carefully!

This looks like it

07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: RaLink RT2500 802.11g Cardbus/mini-PCI [1814:0201] (rev 01)
Kernel driver in use: rt2500pci
Kernel modules: rt2500pci

The kernel seems to have loader the driver module.
But I don’t see your specific device here:
HCL/Network Adapters (Wireless) - openSUSE

You should perhaps wait for a Wireless expert like @lwfinger to reply:)

Hi

Thanks for your reply.

That’s because this page is incomplete and full of errors.

Tried to remove some of them, fun thing though, a 1-click link to some obviously broken compat-wireless packages (guess by whom? yes, the “maintainer himself”, who didn’t even check his packages before, otherwise he MIGHT have found out, they are empty and don’t even contain driver modules).

After that, I gave up, don’t see the point in writing to a Wiki which is messed up by completely incompetent “package maintainers”.

OBS becomes more of a curse than a feature and it gets worse every day.

@Akoellh
What do you have packaged in your repos?

Thanks for helping in this thread BTW:)

Nothing, that I didn’t check for most obvious errors like EMPTY packages or unloadable modules.

Still I would not trust this repo blindly.

And BTW, I would NEVER link ANY 1-Click installation from a home-Project to an official Wiki, not even from my own repo.

Why not? Because it’s stupid.

Still, what’s the relevance of this question?

Did my share already, OP ignored the post about the script, so I’m out.

@Akoellh
What is with the grumpy old man attitude.
I ask a simple question…(obviously a stupid one)

You have knowledge of this subject -
The OP, perhaps not. (Neither do I particularly)

There is whole bunch of users working on the wiki. If you see it as being messed up, why not participate in making it as good as YOU would like it to be.:slight_smile:

thanks for taking over this thread.

thanks for your input! but i see that you are out now, again!

In a nutshell:

The underlying problem of it is, there are too many people who can do what they want (and unfortunately do it) and too few people actually look at the outcome.

Same goes for OBS, but if I really had the chance to make it look the way I like, then give me the big delete button and I will clean up this mess with the “if in doubt, remove it”-motto.

NOTHING substantial would be lost, believe me, but a lot of problems would disappear, take my word on that.

Just a few examples:

TrueCrypt is on the blacklist of applications not to be packaged in OBS:

Application black list - openSUSE

But …

Software.openSUSE.org

So I wrote an e-mail to remove this package months ago, nothing happened, no response what so ever.

Next one:

Software.openSUSE.org

Skype in OBS? WTH? Against ALL rules of “only OSI-compliant software”, this does not even have to be put on the blacklist explicitely because it is so obvious it must not be packaged in OBS, but gets packaged anyway.

But this gets us back to the point, what is the use of a wiki, if it is not being read?

Application black list - openSUSE

“In general, only software with an OSI license is allowed for submission. Exceptions can be made via the openSUSE:*:Non-Free projects on request.”

I don’t see any skype packages in non-free projects, so either nobody did a request or somebody did and it was denied (and he maybe packaged it anyway, who knows?) or -the most obvious one- nobody gives a rat’s a** about the official documentation.

When i was using Suse 10.2 before upgrading to 11.1, i was given this information but the files seem no longer available!
"RE Wi-Fi Working
The Atheros driver and Madwifi are the same thing, you must make sure the packages are installed via YAST -> Software Management and in the search box type the packages below, if it is not ticked you must select it and install it, there are three packages to install named

Madwifi, Madwifi-kmp-default & KnetworkManager ’

Any help getting this wi-fi card working would be appreciated.

Thanks

NB as a dual boot machine the card does work fine in XP, so the card and router etc are working ok.

Did you note this earlier comment?

No missed that will follow it now.

Thanks

I have been through the posting and the Belkin card is now seen with a strength level but will not communicate with internet. I will post some of the items asked for, maybe someone can push me in right direction. I am using KWiFiManager.

Thanks

brian@linux-z3dx:~> sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan
root’s password:
lo Interface doesn’t support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn’t support scanning.

wmaster0 Interface doesn’t support scanning.

wlan1 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:14:7C:BB:71:AC
ESSID:“3Com”
Mode:Master
Channel:11
Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
Quality=53/100 Signal level:-40 dBm
Encryption key:off
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 22 Mb/s
6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s
36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Extra:tsf=00000027d473467f
Extra: Last beacon: 44ms ago

brian@linux-z3dx:~> /usr/sbin/iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan1 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:“3Com”
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:14:7C:BB:71:AC
Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power=24 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Power Management:off
Link Quality=73/100 Signal level:-42 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

brian@linux-z3dx:~> /sbin/ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:76:90:A0:AB
inet addr:192.168.1.2 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::216:76ff:fe90:a0ab/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:6865 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:5334 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:8220112 (7.8 Mb) TX bytes:705079 (688.5 Kb)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:86 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:86 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:6308 (6.1 Kb) TX bytes:6308 (6.1 Kb)

wlan1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:11:50:A8:BA:AF
inet addr:192.168.1.5 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::211:50ff:fea8:baaf/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:45 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:6397 (6.2 Kb) TX bytes:11756 (11.4 Kb)

wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-11-50-A8-BA-AF-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)