Belkin F5D7050


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by SN » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:39 am
When my raspi turns up, I'm hoping to avoid additional expense by just using an older Belkin F5D7050 Wireless Adaptor



http://www.belkin.com/IWCatPro....._Id=179211

The windows interface/driver for it was truly horrific but I'm hoping it uses a chipset that one of the standard compiled drivers in the raspi Debian distro can understand

Any thoughts?
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by bredman » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:37 pm
A quick look in Google shows that this device has been supported natively by Debian for a long time, probably since 2009.
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by SN » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:55 pm
thanks - that's another £20 that doesn't need to be spent :-)

I think I just need a USB keyboard and then I'm good to go
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by scep » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:00 pm
Nice, thanks - I've got one of these hiding in a drawer. The beauty of RasPi - you have things "knocking about somewhere" :)
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by grumpyoldgit » Mon May 28, 2012 9:00 am
I realise I have one of these as well. Does anyone have an idiot guide for installing it?
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by SN » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:36 pm
Did you get it working? I only ask because I have a second one now and I have got it going BUT internally its completely different from the first one.

The first reveals itself under lsusb as follows
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Bus 001 Device 004: ID 050d:705c Belkin Components F5D7050 Wireless G Adapter v4000 [Zydas ZD1211B]


The second reveals itself under lsusb as follows
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Bus 001 Device 007: ID 050d:705a Belkin Components F5D7050 Wireless G Adapter v3000 [Ralink RT2571W]


So completely different set of drivers required AND my hardware setup is a bit different too with the v3000 adapter
I have to boot it WITHOUT WLAN adaptor and without mouse
Then plug the Adaptor In - and it only seems work in the Powered Hub (unlike the other setup I have)
and issue a sudo ifup wlan1 to get it started
Then plug the mouse in
And it all then works .... for a while ... and then the link drops.... I have to do a sudo ifdown wlan1 then a sudo ifup wlan1 to get it going again

A couple of points
1. It seems if you don't keep using these things they drop - the pi running http://www.bryxx.com was doing the same - I set up a 30s periodinc ping to 8.8.8.8 (google) to keep the link up
2. If you've loaded the firmware and got one wireless adaptor running as wlan0, if you add another one with new firmware this gets bumped to wlan1 (so /etc/network/interfaces needs to sets of entries)

This pi setup
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