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    Belkin F7D2101 USB Adapter

    I'm extremely new to Linux and just built a machine for its sole use and decided to go with a USB adapter for internet. I bought a Belkin F7D2101 and it just will not install.

    I've looked around, seen some kind of application to let you run Windows drives on Linux but I have no idea how to install anything. Nothing seems to work and if I double click any .exe files it fails. I honestly have no idea what I'm doing and feel overly-ambitious.

    Is it even possible to use this adapter with Ubunutu? If so, how do I get this thing working? I've stared and tinkered for two hours now :S

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    Re: Belkin F7D2101 USB Adapter

    I managed to get this adapter working under Ubuntu (lucid 64). Pretty straightforward actually... I got most of this from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1522815 , although it required a some slight changes. Hopefully this will also work for you:

    Run this command:
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/network_drivers.rules
    And add this line to the file (which may be empty) and save:

    Code:
    ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="050d", ATTR{idProduct}=="845a", RUN+="/sbin/modprobe -qba r8192s_usb"
    Then run this command:
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/network_drivers.conf
    And add this file (and save)
    Code:
    install r8192s_usb /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install r8192s_usb $CMDLINE_OPTS; /bin/echo "050d 845a" > /sys/bus/usb/drivers/rtl819xU/new_id
    Finally, download this file:
    http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/kernel/di...rtl8192sfw.bin

    and copy it to the directory
    Code:
    /lib/firmware/RTL8192SU/
    To summarize, the first two commands tell linux to load the correct driver when that particular USB device is plugged in (which I figured out with the lsusb command), and the firmware is used to load the information the wireless chip needs to run.

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    Re: Belkin F7D2101 USB Adapter

    Thanks for the instructions. This worked for me first time I tried it. I just had to create the directory to put the firmware file with this command ...
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /lib/firmware/RTL8192SU
    before I copied the file there since it didn't already exist for me.

    Then I unplugged and re-plugged the usb adaptor and it worked like a champ!

  4. #4
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    Re: Belkin F7D2101 USB Adapter

    Thank you for this! I hadn't registered or commented even though I've been using these forums for weeks. Thank you for something that really works!

  5. #5
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    Re: Belkin F7D2101 USB Adapter

    thank you so much etec, this works like a charm on Linux Mint!

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    Re: Belkin F7D2101 USB Adapter

    I haven't been able to get this to work on Ubuntu 10.10.
    10.04, all I had to do was use ndiswrapper and it worked.

  7. #7
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    Re: Belkin F7D2101 USB Adapter

    tried this,on lucid32, but when i plugged in the device it recognized it as a wireless device, but said "device not ready"

  8. #8
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    Re: Belkin F7D2101 USB Adapter

    Just installed on Lucid 32-bit, works great! Thanks very much for posting this solution.
    "The weather is here...wish you were beautiful."

  9. #9
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    Re: Belkin F7D2101 USB Adapter

    I was able to get this working on my desktop running Ubuntu 10.10 but I haven't been able to get it running on a beagle board running Ubuntu 10.10 for omap. Can anyone help me with this?

  10. #10
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    Re: Belkin F7D2101 USB Adapter

    Thanks for the tip. I got this to work on an HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop with Ubuntu 10.10. Worked the first time.

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