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  1. Slack-12 Belkin F5D6020PCMCIA help?


    I picked up a Dell D600 laptop which I installed Slackware 12 now I want to get
    it to work on wireless to my wireless router. I bought a Belkin 802.11b card
    F5D6020.
    I have googled around and from what I see there doesn't seem to be a place to
    download a Winblows driver for it. ndis 5x-8180(170).zip
    I paid $3.50 for the card plus shipping so if there is a card available that
    will work with less problems, I am willing to buy it and forget the Belkin.
    If you have any ideas what I can do, I will appreciate it much.
    --
    Leon
    A computer without Microsoft is like a chocolate cake without mustard.
    < running Linux >

  2. Re: Slack-12 Belkin F5D6020PCMCIA help?

    On Sat, 14 Jun 2008 20:11:30 +0000, Leon Whyte wrote:

    > I picked up a Dell D600 laptop which I installed Slackware 12 now I want
    > to get it to work on wireless to my wireless router. I bought a Belkin
    > 802.11b card F5D6020.
    > I have googled around and from what I see there doesn't seem to be a
    > place to download a Winblows driver for it. ndis 5x-8180(170).zip


    From the driver name it sounds like an RTL8180 chipset, can you confirm
    that, preferably with the output from lspci?

    > I paid
    > $3.50 for the card plus shipping so if there is a card available that
    > will work with less problems, I am willing to buy it and forget the
    > Belkin. If you have any ideas what I can do, I will appreciate it much.


    I must have the RTL8180 NDIS driver somewhere, since one old machine is
    using an RTL8180 cardbus card with ndiswrapper 1.47, works OK.

    If this is the driver you want, drop me email from a working address.

  3. Re: Slack-12 Belkin F5D6020PCMCIA help?


    Leon Whyte wrote :

    > I have googled around and from what I see there doesn't seem to be a
    > place to download a Winblows driver for it. ndis 5x-8180(170).zip


    Here it is:


    But there's a driver for Linux(Fedora-3) as well:

    --
    Thomas O.

    This area is designed to become quite warm during normal operation.

  4. Re: Slack-12 Belkin F5D6020PCMCIA help?

    On Sat, 14 Jun 2008 23:09:39 +0200, Thomas Overgaard wrote:

    > Leon Whyte wrote :
    >
    >> I have googled around and from what I see there doesn't seem to be a
    >> place to download a Winblows driver for it. ndis 5x-8180(170).zip

    >
    > Here it is:
    >
    >
    > But there's a driver for Linux(Fedora-3) as well: > ftp://202.65.194.211/cn/wlan/rtl8180_linuxdrv_v15_fedora3.zip>


    That second one is tied to specific versions of the 2.4 kernel, be
    careful. At present, ndiswrapper is the better solution by a long way,
    at least until the free drivers are taken into the kernel tree.

  5. Re: Slack-12 Belkin F5D6020PCMCIA help?

    Mark Madsen wrote:
    > On Sat, 14 Jun 2008 23:09:39 +0200, Thomas Overgaard wrote:
    >
    >> Leon Whyte wrote :
    >>
    >>> I have googled around and from what I see there doesn't seem to be a
    >>> place to download a Winblows driver for it. ndis 5x-8180(170).zip

    >> Here it is:
    >>
    >>
    >> But there's a driver for Linux(Fedora-3) as well: >> ftp://202.65.194.211/cn/wlan/rtl8180_linuxdrv_v15_fedora3.zip>

    >
    > That second one is tied to specific versions of the 2.4 kernel, be
    > careful. At present, ndiswrapper is the better solution by a long way,
    > at least until the free drivers are taken into the kernel tree.


    OK! thanks. I have the file but there is a small discrepancy. Instead of (170)
    it is (173). I don't know if that means much.
    I did lspci and I can't see where it lists the PCMCIA card.
    Here is the list:

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 03)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 03)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M)
    USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M)
    USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M)
    USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI
    Controller (rev 01)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge
    (rev 01)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 01)
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
    (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
    00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97
    Modem Controller (rev 01)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250 [Mobility
    FireGL 9000] (rev 01)
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5702X Gigabit
    Ethernet (rev 02)
    02:01.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller (rev 20)
    02:01.1 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller (rev 20)

    I don't see the PCMCIA card there.

    --
    Leon
    A computer without Microsoft is like a chocolate cake without mustard.
    < running Linux >

  6. Re: Slack-12 Belkin F5D6020PCMCIA help?

    Leon Whyte wrote:
    > Mark Madsen wrote:
    >> On Sat, 14 Jun 2008 23:09:39 +0200, Thomas Overgaard wrote:
    >>
    >>> Leon Whyte wrote :
    >>>
    >>>> I have googled around and from what I see there doesn't seem to be a
    >>>> place to download a Winblows driver for it. ndis 5x-8180(170).zip
    >>> Here it is:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> But there's a driver for Linux(Fedora-3) as well: >>> ftp://202.65.194.211/cn/wlan/rtl8180_linuxdrv_v15_fedora3.zip>

    >>
    >> That second one is tied to specific versions of the 2.4 kernel, be
    >> careful. At present, ndiswrapper is the better solution by a long
    >> way, at least until the free drivers are taken into the kernel tree.

    >
    > OK! thanks. I have the file but there is a small discrepancy. Instead of
    > (170) it is (173). I don't know if that means much.
    > I did lspci and I can't see where it lists the PCMCIA card.
    > Here is the list:
    >
    > 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O
    > Controller (rev 03)

    < snip>
    > 02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5702X
    > Gigabit Ethernet (rev 02)
    > 02:01.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller
    > (rev 20)
    > 02:01.1 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller
    > (rev 20)
    >
    > I don't see the PCMCIA card there.
    >

    When the laptop is on and the PCMCIA card plugged in. I pull the card out and
    there shows up a message:
    eth1 atmel_at76c502e.bin not found
    Does this mean anything?


    --
    Leon
    A computer without Microsoft is like a chocolate cake without mustard.
    < running Linux >

  7. Re: Slack-12 Belkin F5D6020PCMCIA help?


    Leon Whyte wrote :

    > I pull the card out and there shows up a message:
    > eth1 atmel_at76c502e.bin not found
    > Does this mean anything?


    It means that a module was loaded but no firmware was found:

    --
    Thomas O.

    This area is designed to become quite warm during normal operation.

  8. Re: Slack-12 Belkin F5D6020PCMCIA help?

    On Sat, 14 Jun 2008 23:27:10 +0000, Leon Whyte wrote:

    > Mark Madsen wrote:
    >> On Sat, 14 Jun 2008 23:09:39 +0200, Thomas Overgaard wrote:
    >>
    >>> Leon Whyte wrote :
    >>>
    >>>> I have googled around and from what I see there doesn't seem to be a
    >>>> place to download a Winblows driver for it. ndis 5x-8180(170).zip
    >>> Here it is:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> But there's a driver for Linux(Fedora-3) as well: >>> ftp://202.65.194.211/cn/wlan/rtl8180_linuxdrv_v15_fedora3.zip>

    >>
    >> That second one is tied to specific versions of the 2.4 kernel, be
    >> careful. At present, ndiswrapper is the better solution by a long way,
    >> at least until the free drivers are taken into the kernel tree.

    >
    > OK! thanks. I have the file but there is a small discrepancy. Instead of
    > (170) it is (173). I don't know if that means much. I did lspci and I
    > can't see where it lists the PCMCIA card. Here is the list:


    The 173 is probably just a small version change.

    > 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O
    > Controller (rev 03) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM
    > Processor to AGP Controller (rev 03) 00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel
    > Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1
    > (rev 01)
    > 00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
    > (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
    > 00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
    > (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
    > 00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2
    > EHCI Controller (rev 01)
    > 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)
    > 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface
    > Bridge (rev 01)
    > 00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE
    > Controller (rev 01) 00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel
    > Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller
    > (rev 01) 00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM
    > (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
    > 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R250
    > [Mobility FireGL 9000] (rev 01)
    > 02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5702X
    > Gigabit Ethernet (rev 02)
    > 02:01.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller
    > (rev 20) 02:01.1 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus
    > Controller (rev 20)
    >
    > I don't see the PCMCIA card there.


    Neither do I. Keep trying with "lspci -v" or even "-vv" or if that
    doesn't show it, try "-vvvv". The last one will produce rather a lot of
    output....

    Notice when you want to use the windows driver that the PCI manufacturer
    ID might need to be changed in the .INF file first, or it might be worth
    seeing if Belkin have a driver set available for download.

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