View Full Version : [ubuntu] Belkin 54g F5D7010 can see netowrk, won't connect

May 20th, 2008, 11:57 AM

I've just finished setting up a friend's old laptop (Dell Inspiron 1000) with Ubuntu 8.04

All went well, except for the wireless config. The laptop has a PCMCIA Belkin 54g wireless card, model F5D7010. I have configured it using the Windows drivers mentioned elsewhere - Wireless Network Drivers applet currently shows

Hardware Present: Yes

iwconfig gives:

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power:25 dBm
RTS thr:2347 B Fragment thr:2346 B
Power Management:off
Link Quality:81/100 Signal level:-44 dBm Noise level:-96 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

and if I click on the network icon in the panel, I can see my Wireless Network.

However, when I try and connect, I supply the WPA key and it tries to connect but with no success.

The key is correct, I use it on three other machines on this network, and the SSID of the wlan network is correct too.

Any ideas where to start looking to troubleshoot? I'm thinking maybe the card doesn't support WPA? It's possibly around 4 years old.

Many thanks in advance.

May 21st, 2008, 11:08 AM