help with wifi belkin f5d7050

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by grahamaikman » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:37 pm
please someone help me with my belkin f5d7050 wifi adapter, i'm a pro with windows but i have absolutely no clue with linux, i've got it running and my keyboard mouse internet via lan all work, but drivers i just dont know em
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by SN » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:09 pm
You need to find out which version of the f5d7050 you have (lsusb will tell you)
I have two of these, a v4000 which needs one set of drivers and a v3000 which needs another.
When you have the internal type (from lsusb) search the forums for that type and you will get the info you need. I'm assuming you are using one of the Debian distros
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by grahamaikman » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:24 am
its the v4000
i just worked that one out
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by grahamaikman » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:26 am
yes i'm using debian.
thanks for replying to me i've been at this all night, and getting nowhere fast, its appreciated
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by delands » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:13 pm
Did you get your v4000 version working?

I am having a nightmare of a time!

Though just checked again on the Wiki and apparently, its only the v3000 that is supported.
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by grahamaikman » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:21 pm
follow that guide from "Installing Ralink firmware from an offline Raspberry Pi (dpkg)" down, but replace the firmware with the z1211 all deb firmware

i could only get it to work as an offline install,

here is the link to the firmware too for the v4000 use the all.deb one ... -firmware/

also make sure that your pi is connected to a usb proper "power supply", or a "high power outlet" on your pc, that is what is causing the other problems with the wifi adapter, ie there is not enough power going into the pi to power the wifi.

this should work if you follow the guide, make sure you do the usbcore part, that is what made it all work for me.

btw i started with a clean sd image just to make sure that anything else that i had done messing about was not interfering with the install.
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by grahamaikman » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:22 pm
it works a treat now btw.....
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by cloud_strife84 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:47 pm
I had the same wifi dongle but it doesn't work... Maybe because I installed wicd
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by chancsy » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:30 pm
I have the v4000 I successfully setup wlan using the links given by grahamaikman. The next step I wish to setup static ip like eth0 but failed. I edited /etc/network/interfaces like below:

#wireless lan
auto wlan0
allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
wireless-essid XXXXX
wireless-key XXXXX

anything wrong with it?
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