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jeb800e
August 10th, 2009, 06:33 AM
I am very new to Linux and the Ubuntu system, and I need some major help installing my Belkin Wireless-G Desktop Card F5D7000 (ver. 7000) using MadWifi v0.9.4 . I can't seem to even get past the beginning, earliest step in the installation! Can someone please guide me through it?! I am running Ubuntu 7.10, installed right off of a requested disk from Canonical.

Please help me! Thanks.

The Toxic Mite
August 10th, 2009, 02:12 PM
Hey! Don't worry! :)

Go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal and enter the following commands:



sudo lshw -c network
iwconfig
ifconfig


Post the outputs of them when you're done

Thanks :D

MadHatter21
August 10th, 2009, 02:26 PM
For one thing i think you should try to get up and running on a newer version of ubuntu, 9.04 perhaps? Ubuntu 9.04 (http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download). Now maybe you have a really old card, and madwifi works on it, but im pretty sure that you need ath5k or ath9k driver on your distro, Give us the results of the commands above and i will help you further.


MadHatter21

yuvrajsp
August 10th, 2009, 02:33 PM
Do you have the .INF file for the driver of your wireless card? If not google the driver & then try to install it from Application -> Add/Remove Progs -> System Tools -> Check Windows wireless drivers & you are good to go..

jeb800e
August 10th, 2009, 04:34 PM
Hey! Don't worry! :)

Go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal and enter the following commands:



sudo lshw -c network
iwconfig
ifconfig
Post the outputs of them when you're done

Thanks :D

Do I have to have MadWifi installed to do this?? If so, how do I install it? I can't even understand how to install MadWifi! :(

jeb800e
August 10th, 2009, 04:38 PM
For one thing i think you should try to get up and running on a newer version of ubuntu, 9.04 perhaps? Ubuntu 9.04 (http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download). Now maybe you have a really old card, and madwifi works on it, but im pretty sure that you need ath5k or ath9k driver on your distro, Give us the results of the commands above and i will help you further.


MadHatter21

Ubuntu 9.04 won't run on my computer. I've tried it numerous times. Once I figure everything out, I will probably upgrade to 8.04 LTS.

The Toxic Mite
August 10th, 2009, 06:51 PM
Do I have to have MadWifi installed to do this?? If so, how do I install it? I can't even understand how to install MadWifi! :(

You don't need to have madwifi on your computer to do those commands.

jeb800e
August 10th, 2009, 07:32 PM
Umm... is this method legal, The Toxic Mite? lol

jeb800e
August 10th, 2009, 08:04 PM
This is what I got in the Terminal:

Code:


jeb@Ubuntu-Linux:~$ sudo lshw -c network
[sudo] password for jeb:
Hardware Lister (lshw) - B.02.10
usage: lshw [-format] [-options ...]
lshw -version


-version print program version (B.02.10)


format can be
-html output hardware tree as HTML
-xml output hardware tree as XML
-short output hardware paths
-businfo output bus information


options can be
-class CLASS only show a certain class of hardware
-C CLASS same as '-class CLASS'
-disable TEST disable a test (like pci, isapnp, cpuid, etc. )
-enable TEST enable a test (like pci, isapnp, cpuid, etc. )
-quiet don't display status


jeb@Ubuntu-Linux:~$ iwconfigiwconfig
bash: iwconfigiwconfig: command not found
jeb@Ubuntu-Linux:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.


eth0 no wireless extensions.


jeb@Ubuntu-Linux:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:01:80:5F:75:50
UP BROADCAST 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)
Base address:0xb000 Memory:f8100000-f8120000


lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 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:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)


jeb@Ubuntu-Linux:~$

The Toxic Mite
August 10th, 2009, 10:47 PM
This is what I got in the Terminal:

Code:

You seriously need to upgrade Ubuntu.

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download