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    Re: Belkin F5D8053 USB adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    Please see here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...34/comments/35Please post back if you need further assistance.
    Thanks for your help chili555. That was exactly the solution for my problem, my wireless device now works flawlessly under Ubuntu 10.10

    / the only extra step i had to make was to create the RTLXXXSU folder under /lib/firmware as root because it was not present.after it went as you described

    Thanks again

    Viktor

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    Re: Belkin F5D8053 USB adapter

    Awesome, Viktor! I'm glad it's working. You have helped some searchers, too. Have fun.
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    Re: Belkin F5D8053 USB adapter

    Hi viktormadarasz & chili555,

    I just bought the F5D8053 USB WiFi dongle off ebay to work with my new Ubuntu 10.10 box based on your post. I have been looking for one of those for a while.

    I am sort of new to linux. I'm very scared to death by bash shell commands though I used to be sort of good at DOS & VMS back in the 80's.
    Now though I'm over 40 so my learning curve is somewhat inverted lol.

    Would you Viktor (and/or Chili555) kindly letting me know exactly what you have done other than creating a new directory for this device to work? I hope I bought the right version!

    Thank you very much in advance guys for your help.

    Pete StepNjump
    ps: Is it a big deal to run at the G level instead of N? My router doesn't support the N mode. Thanks.
    Last edited by StepNjump; February 19th, 2011 at 07:49 AM.

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    Re: Belkin F5D8053 USB adapter

    I am sort of new to linux. I'm very scared to death by bash shell commands though I used to be sort of good at DOS & VMS back in the 80's.
    Now though I'm over 40 so my learning curve is somewhat inverted lol.
    Well, I'm over 60 and my youngest child is over 40! I love helping you youngsters learn new stuff.

    The bash shell, or more commonly (incorrectly) called the terminal is like any tool. It can be wondrous and do exactly what we want and used incorrectly, can make a huge bruise on our thumbs. Don't hesitate here or any time in the future, to ask if you don't understand. I will attempt to explain everything as we go along.

    The driver for your Belkin is present in the existing kernel; the needed firmware is not. There is a file with the same name in a different place that is wrong for your device. We must get the correct firmware and put it in the right place; that is, where the driver will be looking for it. First, create a directory to receive the firmware file. The parts in a code block are terminal commands. Either write them exactly as written or, even better, copy and paste. Press Enter. If there is no output, it means the command was executed and there are no errors to report. In several commands, we will temporarily gain super user or root privileges; ordinary users are not allowed to write or change system files. The prefix to temporarily gain super user status is 'sudo.'
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /lib/firmware/RTL8192SU
    Now, we will go out on the internet and get the firmware package. Be sure the ethernet cable is connected and you have an internet connection.
    Code:
    wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/37387612/rtl8192sfw.bin.gz
    Notice the file extension is .gz. That is a compression scheme known as gzip. In order to use the firmware file, we have to gunzip it.
    Code:
    gunzip rtl8192sfw.bin.gz
    Now, we will move the extracted file to the directory we created:
    Code:
    sudo mv rtl8192sfw.bin /lib/firmware/RTL8192SU/
    If you remove and reinsert the device and disconnect the ethernet cable, it ought to be working.
    Is it a big deal to run at the G level instead of N?
    None whatever. If you are surfing the web, sending emails or even Skyping, G is just fine. However, if you are streaming high-def video from your HTPC or server, G speeds will cause stuttering, buffering and other artifacts; N is needed. To put it another way, if you don't know why you need N, then you probably don't need N.

    Post back if you need more help.
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    Re: Belkin F5D8053 USB adapter

    Hello Chilli - you seem to be ace at this!

    I am new to Linux and also the wrong (?) side of 60 but I have a similar problem. My Belkin 8053 is a V3000 and the driver it uses is called rt2800usb.

    This is my output from lsusb
    Bus 004 Device 003: ID 0b05:1715 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. 2045 Bluetooth 2.0 Device with trace filter
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 045e:00cb Microsoft Corp. Basic Optical Mouse v2.0
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 058f:6362 Alcor Micro Corp. Flash Card Reader/Writer
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB-2.0 4-Port HUB
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 050d:815c Belkin Components F5D8053 N Wireless USB Adapter v3000 [Ralink RT2870]
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

    and from the modprobe, I get

    sudo modprobe rt2800usb
    jack@jack-desktop:~$ dmesg | grep 280
    [ 0.000000] #39 [00021f2800 - 00021f2810] BOOTMEM
    [ 0.004280] CPU: Physical Processor ID: 0
    [ 1.175561] powernow-k8: 0 : pstate 0 (2800 MHz)
    [ 13.872125] Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy1::radio
    [ 13.872140] Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy1::assoc
    [ 13.872157] Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy1::quality
    [ 13.873070] usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2800usb
    [ 212.528093] wlan1: authentication with 00:1b:2f:91:d0:30 timed out
    [ 560.116082] phy1 -> rt2800_wait_wpdma_ready: Error - WPDMA TX/RX busy, aborting.
    [ 607.328046] usb 1-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
    [ 607.525420] Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy2::radio
    [ 607.525884] Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy2::assoc
    [ 607.525941] Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy2::quality
    [ 5017.240084] phy2 -> rt2800_wait_wpdma_ready: Error - WPDMA TX/RX busy, aborting.
    [ 5021.335376] Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy3::radio
    [ 5021.335424] Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy3::assoc
    [ 5021.335471] Registered led device: rt2800usb-phy3::quality
    jack@jack-desktop:~$


    I really have no idea what this all means, but my adapter connects readily enough, but shows a connection speed of 48 or 54Mbps - not really good enough for streaming video with the OPlay.

    Do I need to change the driver and if so can you guide me through it ?

    Thanks in advance.
    Jack

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    Re: Belkin F5D8053 USB adapter

    Do I need to change the driver and if so can you guide me through it ?
    Yes and yes. N speeds are somewhat tricky in Linux these days. I don't know if we will achieve it; however, rt2800usb is a bit flaky and so I'm sure we'll have a better chance with another driver. Please open a terminal and do:
    Code:
    sudo su
    echo rt2870sta >> /etc/modules
    gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    At the end of the file, add four lines:
    Code:
    blacklist rt2800usb
    blacklist rt2800lib
    blacklist rt2x00usb
    blacklist rt2x00lib
    Proofread carefully, save and close gedit. Reboot and let us hear your report.

    WARNING TO SEARCHERS: One version of the Belkin F5D8053 uses the r8192s_usb driver; another version uses rt2870sta. They are two entirely different devices and drivers. Be sure you know which you have before you make changes to your system. As always, ask and we'll be happy to help.
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    Re: Belkin F5D8053 USB adapter

    Hi Chilli

    Many thanks for responding so quickly.

    I followed the instructions and do seem to have a more stable connection (it did work before but kept losing the connection). The network applet reports the driver as "usb" and the speed as 54Mb/s - i.e. not as fast as I had hoped.

    I have an ASUS OPlay media player (wirelessly connected with a 300 Mbps adapter recommended on the ASUS forum - see link below). Previously the player said it was "Testing network speed" and would not play. It is now playing a video (from this desktop in another part of the house) but with some stuttering and is reporting a network speed of 4100 Kbits/sec, which I guess is equivalent to about 4Mbps ?

    I'm still very puzzled ? By the way, what does the blacklist command do? Should I tell you a bit more about my routers' setup or is that not relevant right now ?

    Thanks
    Jack

    http://goo.gl/QAlQk

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    Re: Belkin F5D8053 USB adapter

    The addition of a driver to blacklist.conf tells the system to NOT load the module no matter what. Several devices are claimed by two drivers, rt2870sta and rt2800usb. These devices work a whole lot better with just one driver. Of these, rt2870sta is a bit better.
    reporting a network speed of 4100 Kbits/sec, which I guess is equivalent to about 4Mbps ?
    Correct. I'm not sure I can help any further with speeds. You might search this forum for rt2870sta and N speeds.
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    Question Re: Belkin F5D8053 USB adapter

    Hello again Chilli - I'm reading some of these long threads but not really getting anywhere - could you possibly send me a link on this to get things moving again ?

    Thanks

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    Re: Belkin F5D8053 USB adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by jw1949 View Post
    Hello again Chilli - I'm reading some of these long threads but not really getting anywhere - could you possibly send me a link on this to get things moving again ?

    Thanks
    I'll be glad to respond if you start one and post:
    Code:
    lsusb
    Send me a private message if I don't catch it right away.
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