Belkin F5D7050 v4003 (WiFi)

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by nimdy » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:27 pm
Is there any chance of getting this working with the Pi (Debian image)? Its the only wi-fi dongle I've got round the house (all other devices are hard wired, or have internal wi-fi).

I've followed a tutorial someone posted a while back ( )

lssub brings up the following:

Bus 001 Device 008: ID 050d:705c Belkin Components F5D7050 Wireless G Adapter v4000 [Zydas ZD1211B]
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 046d:c312 Logitech, Inc. DeLuxe 250 Keyboard
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9512 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Because it mentions ZD1211B, i followed the rest of the tutorial, but when doing dmesg I get hundreds of lines of errors whizzing up the screen and 'iwlist wlan0 scan' comes up with nothing found
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by jamesh » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:00 pm
I pressume since you mention wlan0 m that you actually have a wlan0 appear when you type ifconfig?

That would imply the adapter is sort of recognised and working. Does the light on the adapter come on ?(if there is one)
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by nimdy » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:22 pm
Hi James. Yes ifconfig shows wlan0. I have a light on too.
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by nimdy » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:33 pm

I think I've cracked it now. Restarted the pi, and it seems to be recognised by the system (there was mention of the drivers being loaded at bootup).

The iwlist still reports nothing found - but could this just be that it only sees WEP networks, and there are only WPA-SPK around me?

I've filled in the /etc/wpa.conf with the details of my and it seems to have connected. I just need to go upstairs to the Pi to disconnect the LAN cable to test it (i'm SSHing at the moment).
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by SN » Thu May 24, 2012 1:55 pm
Jumping forward - I did get this Belkin / Zydas ZD1211B wireless dongle running on my raspi today
You do need to pull the Zyadas drivers using a wired connection as described in ... al-setup1/

Once the drivers were all installed then the only difference for me was I am (still) using WEP rather than WPA/WPA2
And hence all I had to do (when I worked it out) was add the following lines to /etc/network/interfaces

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wireless-ssid MYSSID
wireless-key 10DIGITKEY
wireless-essid MYSSID

And then reboot

Note I'm not sure if the wireless-ssid or wireless-essid is the working one but thats how I have mine
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