(unsolved) old Belkin f5d6020f wifi PCMCIA card

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  • #5565
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    Dear friends, I hope somebody would be willing to help with at least a suggestion where to begin. I recently installed Antix 17 on an old laptop. Also found an old PCMCIA wifi card. It is a Belkin f5d6020f with atmel chip. Never even heard of it before and by googling it it seems it has never been totally supported in linux. All the suggestions are eight or more years old and I would guess much has changed in the way wifi can be configured. Does anybody have a tip on how to solve this problem?

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 9 months ago by skidoo. Reason: clarified topic title
    #5573
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    mrootmroot

    It would be helpful if we had more information. Please open a terminal and code the following:

    inxi -Frz

    You should get an output that looks similar to this below.

    System:    Host: antix17rmg Kernel: 4.14.12-antix.1-amd64-smp x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Fluxbox 1.3.5
               Distro: antiX-17_x64-full Heather Heyer 24 October 2017
    Machine:   Device: laptop System: SAMSUNG product: RC512 v: 08VQ serial: <filter>
               Mobo: SAMSUNG model: RC512 v: 08VQ serial: <filter>
               BIOS: American Megatrends v: 08VQ.M038.20110817.SSH date: 08/17/2011
    Battery    BAT1: charge: 15.1 Wh 100.0% condition: 15.1/47.5 Wh (32%)
    CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-2630QM (-MT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
               clock speeds: max: 2001 MHz 1: 900 MHz 2: 800 MHz 3: 1100 MHz 4: 1800 MHz 5: 900 MHz 6: 1700 MHz
               7: 800 MHz 8: 1200 MHz
    Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
               Card-2: NVIDIA GF108M [GeForce GT 525M]
               Display Server: X.Org 1.19.2 drivers: modesetting,nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
               Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
               OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile version: 3.3 Mesa 13.0.6
    Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.14.12-antix.1-amd64-smp
    Network:   Card-1: Intel Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 [Kilmer Peak] driver: iwlwifi
               IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
               Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
               IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (3.1% used)
               ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD5000LPVX size: 500.1GB
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 14G used: 3.8G (30%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda9
               ID-2: swap-1 size: 10.49GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
               ID-3: swap-2 size: 0.18GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram0
               ID-4: swap-3 size: 0.18GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram1
               ID-5: swap-4 size: 0.18GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram2
               ID-6: swap-5 size: 0.18GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram3
               ID-7: swap-6 size: 0.18GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram4
               ID-8: swap-7 size: 0.18GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram5
               ID-9: swap-8 size: 0.18GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram6
               ID-10: swap-9 size: 0.18GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram7
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 59.0C mobo: 59.0C gpu: 50.0
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
    Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list
               deb http://repo.antixlinux.com/stretch/ stretch main nosystemd
               Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list
               deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
               Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
               deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
               deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
    Info:      Processes: 189 Uptime: 5:14 Memory: 854.0/5874.6MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.54 

    Please post this hardware info to this thread (and the other one you started). It helps us help you. It also increases the likelihood that you will get a useful reply.

    -mroot

    #5656
    AvatarAnonymous

    Mroot, thank you for your reply. I am including the hardware info. It does not list the pcmcia card though. Lspci only gives me the name of the chip on the motherboard but not on the card. You will notice that under graphics it also says it failed on something. Computer still does the job though. Here is the output:

    
    System:    Host: antix1 Kernel: 4.10.5-antix.1-486-smp i686 bits: 32
               Desktop: IceWM 1.4.2 Distro: antiX-17_386-base Heather Heyer 24 October 2017
    Machine:   Device: other-vm? System: Compaq product: Presario 723EA 470029-712 v: 0F0C serial: N/A
               Mobo: Compaq model: 0760h v: Rev.A serial: N/A
               BIOS: Phoenix v: 4.06CJ15 date: 06/28/2002
    CPU:       Single core mobile AMD Duron (-UP-) cache: 64 KB speed: 1096 MHz (max)
    Graphics:  Card: S3 Graphics VT8636A [ProSavage KN133] AGP4X VGA Controller (TwisterK)
               Display Server: X.Org 1.19.2
               drivers: (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa) FAILED: savage
               Resolution: 1024x768@60.00hz
               OpenGL: renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.9, 128 bits)
               version: 3.3 Mesa 13.0.6
    Audio:     Card VIA VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller driver: snd_via82xx
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.5-antix.1-486-smp
    Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
               driver: 8139too
               IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
               Card-2: D-Link System AirPlus G DWL-G122 Wireless Adapter(rev.E1) [Ralink RT2070]
               IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 40.1GB (11.8% used)
               ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_MP0402H size: 40.1GB
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 35G used: 2.5G (8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
               ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.15GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
    Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
    Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list
               deb http://repo.antixlinux.com/stretch stretch main nosystemd
               Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list
               deb http://ftp.si.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
               Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
               deb http://ftp.si.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
               deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
    Info:      Processes: 130 Uptime: 3 min Memory: 77.5/227.1MB
               Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.54
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by rokytnji.
    #5659
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    rokytnjirokytnji

    Lspci only gives me the name of the chip on the motherboard but not on the card

    I use

    lspci -v

    On my IBM T23 using a 4 port pcmcia card. My via chip in the card is supported in the kernel with a module.

    Might help. Might not.

    Link

    We have in antix control center > drivers > MS Windows wireless drivers in case you need to go that route for that belkin card.

    I have a savage graphics chip on my IBM T23 laptop also. I run with Vesa driver using AntiX 17 on it. The failed message has to do with Xorg and the Linux Savage graphics driver developer not communicating with each other. Xorg updates and does not care about older legacy gear. It is up to the linux driver developers to keep up. Being only one guy for savage/sis/via chips. Things run slow on catching up. Don’t sweat the failed message.

    Mt IBM T23 thread is right under yours in this section of the forum. I suggest you read it.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by rokytnji.
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    Not all who Wander are Lost.
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    #5741
    AvatarAnonymous

    rokytnji, thank you. Played a little bit with settings but am unable to make the Belkin crap play along. Will try a bit more. It is interesting that lspci (even with -v) does not show it at all but iwconfig does. Twice – as Wlan0 and wifi0. Not that any connects at all.

    Do you maybe have a suggestion why does ESSID come out garbled if using iwconfig to display it? I used ceni to set everything manually but if I put in “test” as SSID it comes out totally different.

    wpa_supplicant does not work at all. None of the adapters are even recognized.

    I would not even go through all of this if Compaq would not make computers with USB ports that are too narrow for anything but standard size. It’s a little bit awkward to have USB dongle on USB extension cord dangling from the table which I am using now. That’s why I would like to use pcmcia.

    I will also do as you did and uninstall flash using synaptics.

    Btw, one more question – you said you are using vesa instead of savage. How do I go about doing that? Blacklisting savage?

    Thanx again,

    Odisej

    #5762
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    rokytnjirokytnji

    On the vesa question. I can’t really remember if I just used default boot and F keys for Time, Icewm, and WICD boot cheat codes using the F keys at grub screen on a live run before running the installer.. I did not load the savage driver using the F keys. Something I am guessing from Texas you might have done on pre-install. But I don’t really know.

    Why are there so many F options in the boot menu?

    I had no need to blacklist savage driver. Not sure how you did you did your pre-install steps.

    I guess finding the inf file and using it from a Windows driver .exe file for that pcmcia card has not been tried yet either. Then a reboot after a install.

    Not even sure if your install is like mine because of this

    Machine: Device: other-vm?

    Not knowing myself what other-vm means?

      Scratches his head.

    My ESSID only came out weird during a live run/ My thread on that is here

    AntiX 17 install on single core atom cpu


    And I make a mention of it here

    Wireless name being weird again.

    Emachine 3507 Wireless shop desktop computer

    Good luck with this stuff. I am mainly a poke and hope experimenter type of guy myself. My next upcoming experiment is gonna be trying to see what comes from me buying a cheap chinese USB 3.0 Express Card for the Dell with AntiX 64 bit on it. This laptop has no usb 3.0 ports. I got the idea to give it go from Here,

    https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=43248

    Sometimes you are the windshield. Sometimes the Bug.

    I won’t see that express card from China in the mail till March probably though.

    Oh yeah. If you install lshw. Run it in root terminal . You might see that pcmcia card , I use also

    dmesg | tail

    a bunch also < wifi hardware trouble shooter > plus other “dmesg grep” commands when troubleshooting hardware not being seen or working either.

    Sometimes I drive a crooked road to get my mind straight.
    Not all who Wander are Lost.
    Linux Registered User # 475019
    How to Search for AntiX solutions to your problems

    #5777
    Forum Admin
    rokytnjirokytnji

    In case you decide to ditch or sell the Belkin card < windows xp user> . I know this will work out of the box on AntiX since it uses a Atheros chip set. Probably uses the ath5k driver.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/DYNEX-WIRELESS-G-802-11G-PCMCIA-Card-LINUX-COMPATIBLE/292414290367?hash=item44153ff9bf:g:d6sAAOSw2xRYgP2l

    Price of a 6 pack of good beer. I have a motorcycle shop fridge packed with beer and moon shine. 🙂

    Sometimes I drive a crooked road to get my mind straight.
    Not all who Wander are Lost.
    Linux Registered User # 475019
    How to Search for AntiX solutions to your problems

    #6287
    Member
    linuxdaddylinuxdaddy

    Hey Odisej,
    Have you also made sure your router is set to b/g mode not g/n mode
    as your card is an old 11b wifi chip.

    Normal == 🙂
    depends on the surrounding crowd ?!

    #6290
    Member
    linuxdaddylinuxdaddy

    I had to go back and read your inxi output and
    you are showing a D-Link System AirPlus G DWL-G122 Wireless Adapter
    which is a built in wifi g chip and your belkin is an old 11b chip.
    You do have 2 wifi chips installed. Try taking the belkin out and
    see if iwconfig can use the dlink one. Hope this helps.

    Normal == 🙂
    depends on the surrounding crowd ?!

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