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Belkin Wireless G Cardbus PCI F5D7010 ver.7
- Chipset: Realtek 8185
- PCIID: 1799:701f
- Driver: net8185 from (http://www.realtek.com.tw/) Search and Download the windows driver for L8185
- Do Not Use the Driver from the CD it only Crashes Ndiswrapper.
- Using Mandriva 2007.0 Kernel 2.6.17-5mdv
- Using Fedora Core 6 Kenel 2.6.19-1.2911.6.5.fc6.stk16 Downloaded new kernel with stack set to 16k from (http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader/wlan/full/downloads-fc6-kernel-i686.php)
- dkms-ndiswrapper-1.37 kernel driver installed in Mandrivia
- dkms-ndiswrapper-1.38 kernel driver installed in Fedora Core 6 (http://freshrpms.net/packages/)
Installation : Install most current ndiswrapper and dkms for you *nix system as of this writing This card is working in mandriva and fedora. You will have to try it on your distribution of *nix. You have to unzip the driver into a directory you can access. There will be 3 files net8185.inf net8185.sys net8185.cat. Open a terminal and change to user root with su and root password, then type ndiswrapper -i net8185.inf in the folder where you extracted the driver files hit enter. next ndiswrapper -l shows net8185 driver installed we now have to get the device id from root prompt type lspci -n at the bottom of the list is the belkin card card ID info 1799:701f write this down you will need it for the next portion of the installation. Now from root prompt type ndiswrapper -a 1799:701f net8185 hit enter this associates the net8185 driver with the device ID of the belkin card. from root ndiswrapper -l should now show
net8185 : driver installed
device (1799:701f) present
from root prompt type modprobe ndiswrapper it will pause for a moment and then the lights on the card should come on. Once the card is running from root prompt type ndiswrapper -m to install an alias for you so the card will activate on boot. Card pulled an ip my mandriva server and associated with the linksys router running dd-wrt 23sp2.
On Fedora: As soon as the card is recognized it and the ndiswrapper kernel module loads fine, run
(as root). Then add the line
alias wlan0 ndiswrapper
to /etc/modprobe.conf. After this you can now go to configure it by running the “Network” program from system settings (or just run system-config-network). Select “New” > “Wireless connection”. The card should show up like “wlan0 (ndiswrapper)”. Proceed with the rest of the settings. If you want, you can check here to activate it at boot time.
Note: If you are using a WEP key in hexadecimal format (numbers and letters from A to F) make sure you proceed it with a 0x when prompted.