View Full Version : [all variants] Working hardware - Belkin Wireless G USB adapter

May 11th, 2008, 02:51 AM
Hallo all, I just wanted to pass long the good news that on multiple computers running 8.04, the Belkin Wireless G USB network adapter does 'just work!' Specs: model f5d7050, ver. 4001. These are widely available at Walmart and Target.


May 16th, 2008, 06:38 AM
Yes, I have this adapter as well. Nice to see it "just working," but...

I am having a strange slowdown whenever anything starts downloading or uploading for any period of time. Are you having similar problems? It's not USB-related as I use an external USB hard drive without any problems. Strangely, it doesn't really happen when I am just transferring fiiles between computers in my LAN, but when I am using Bittorrent or using APT to download packages the computer is barely usable.

I wasn't having any of these problems when using a hardwired connection.

I will give this adapter a try on a couple other PCs and report back, just wanted to see if you are having any problems.

Model No. F5D7050 FCC ID K7S-F5D7050B

Here's ifconfig output as well:
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:17:3f:13:b2:41
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::217:3fff:fe13:b241/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:13923 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:11624 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:12742759 (12.1 MB) TX bytes:5032120 (4.7 MB)

Thanks if anyone has any suggestions.

May 16th, 2008, 07:55 AM
Definitely is the adapter...I have Version 3, maybe 4 works better? Tried it on my 64-bit Hardy Ubuntu install first, then on a Xubuntu Hardy install on my laptop (32-bit) and got the same slowdown problems.