View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu 8.10, Wireless Belkin F5D7000 Help

December 7th, 2008, 04:30 AM
I currently have Belkin Wireless (F5D7000) and I am trying to make it work for Ubuntu. The wireless works when I am on Windows XP, but not on Ubuntu.

I tried a couple of things, including this guide over here http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/answers/Networking/Belkin_F5D7000_USA_Wireless_Card_in_Linux_Complete _Guide

On Windows Wireless Driver it says this

driver-bcmwl5a "Hardware Present" Yes
But when I click "configure network" it responds with

Could not find a network configuration tool

On the application, Hardware Drivers-
It says "Broadcom B43legacy wireless driver"
But if I want to activate, it shows that it is downloading/installing but it does not do anything even if I restart computer.

When I put

sudo ndiswrapper -l
It responds with

bcml5a: driver installed
device (14E4:4320) present (alternate driver :ssb)

Computer Brand


Wireless Brand, Model, and Wireless Chipset

Broadcom Corperation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN


wlan0 IEEE 802.11b/g Essid:""

Could not find

Kernel booot messages

Broadcom 43xx-legacy driver loaded

Network Configuration

Network Controller BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless Lan Controller

Scan for Networks

No scan result

Ubuntu Version


2.4.27-7-generic i686

Phew, that was a lot of info to put. Thanks for any help.

December 8th, 2008, 04:20 AM
I tried this also http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=571188&highlight=wireless+command+line

But it end up not working. I believe I may have a lot of missing files since I got an error saying that a file is missing quite frequently.