[driverloader] Belkin F5D7000

John Brogan john.brogan at virgin.net
Sat Aug 7 22:07:51 EDT 2004

I am reasonably new to Linux but, like a great number of other people it would 
appear, I am having trouble with seeting up the Belkin F5D7000 with Suse 9.1.

Having read a number of lists it appeared that Linuxant was the way to go. I 
installed and configured it and now my system appears to recognise the card. 
iwconfig and ifconfig appears to report everything is OK and yet I still 
cannot ping the PC in the next room which is setup in the same way, apart 
from the IP address

the outputs from iwconfig read:
o        no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      no wireless extensions.

eth2      no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"HomeTest"  Nickname:"linux1"
          Mode:Ad-Hoc  Frequency:2.462GHz  Cell: C2:A1:67:78:82:33
          Bit Rate=54Mb/s   Tx-Power=14 dBm
          RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

and ifconfig for the wlan0 interface reads:

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:30:BD:F7:D4:83
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::230:bdff:fef7:d483/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:1152 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:89 errors:9 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:121386 (118.5 Kb)  TX bytes:12814 (12.5 Kb)

The PC in the other room is the same but has an IP address of 
and a mask of as well.

It lloks like I am now 95% there, why can i not get the two to talk. As can be 
seen I am occasionally receiving packets from the wireless network

Any ideas

Thanks in advance,

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