[driverloader] Belkin F5D7000

Brogan, John (ELAN) john_brogan at bp.com
Mon Aug 9 10:09:37 EDT 2004


Thanks for this, unfortunately I am still a little unsure how to fix this. I do not have a wireless access point, I use the PC which this is being configured on as the internet gateway and the connections are setup as ad-hoc. Interestingly I set up the PC as a DHCP server and attempted to connect a laptop. running Win2000 with a wireless card and managed to get an IP address allocated and it reported the correct DHCP server, however, still I could not even ping the PC acting as the DHCP server and the internet gateway. This is very strange, I think you may be right that it is a firewall problem so I will investigate this further.

I am interested in the 'ethereal' command, but the system does not appear to recognise this command. Do I need to install something first?


-----Original Message-----
From: Linuxant support (Jonathan) [mailto:support at linuxant.com]
Sent: 08 August 2004 15:37
To: John Brogan
Cc: driverloader at lists.linuxant.com
Subject: Re: [driverloader] Belkin F5D7000


everything look fine in the output of the commands you have posted. It 
is quite possible that the problem is related to a firewall or an IP 

You could try to run the 'ethereal' program on both system to see where 
the ping packets are send and received, it will help fixing the problem.

You could also try to connect to an access point instead to see if there 
is a difference.


Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com

John Brogan wrote:
> 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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