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Re: [vox-tech] Belkin wireless pcmcia F5D6020 ver. 1
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Re: [vox-tech] Belkin wireless pcmcia F5D6020 ver. 1


I bought this card because I assumed it was yet another prism II card
(based on the fact that the PCMCIA supported card lists this model as a
working card).  When I got it home, I gave it several attempts, and
eventually had to replace it with a Netgear card (MA 401) that uses the
prism chipset, for $10 more.

I think you are right about the version number being the problem.  Version
3 is probably a different chipset.  D-Link did the same thing with their
DWL-650 (which I had several of, and I probably would have gotten a few
more had they not mysteriously swapped the chipset at some point).  At
least D-Link had the decency to update the appearance of the card so you
can tell the Linux-working ones from the newer, non-Linux-working cards.

If you're looking for something you can get working soon, consider one of
these: http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=175

Office Depot has a sale on these (starting today) for $29 (with rebate).
They are little and portable, and work under Linux.  It uses the
Prism chipset as well so you can get it working with wlan-ng
(http://www.linux-wlan.org/ lists this a supported card).  You might also
be able to use an ornioco driver, but I don't know if ornioco supports
USB.  Orinoco works very well with PCI and PC-card Prism chips
and integrates nicely with wireless tools (whereas wlan-ng does everything
its own way).

Note: that wasn't a plug for D-Link or Office Depot, I just think this
is a cool little card and I saw that it was on sale.

Note 2: The DWL-122 is listed as OS X (10.2) compatible, but does NOT work
with Panther.  I bought one to play around with on some Macs at work.  It
worked fine on my wife's iBook (10.2) but would not work on any of the
Panther machines at work...

Dave Margolis

On Sun, 4 Jan 2004, Jonathan Stickel wrote:

> I just discovered that my wife's card is actually a ver. 3 (not ver. 1).
>   It doesn't seem anyone in the Linux community has dealt with these
> yet, so I guess we wait.
> Jonathan
> Ryan wrote:
> > On Friday 02 January 2004 11:14 pm, Jonathan Stickel
> > jjstickel-at-sbcglobal.net |lugod| wrote:
> >
> >>>I've been trying to get a Belkin pcmcia wireless card working,
> >>>specifically F5D6020 _ver. 1_, in my wife's Sony laptop.  Note: I know
> >>>that the card's chipset is supposed to be Prism 2.  The F5D6020 _ver. 2_
> >>>has an Atmel chipset (which I have running in my laptop).  We purchased
> >>>these at the same time and didn't notice the different "versions" until
> >>>we got them home...
> >
> >
> > There's a file somewhere under /etc that lists the id numbers for cards and
> > what driver the card is supposed to use, I'd guess the info for your card
> > isn't there, try adding it.
> >
> >
> >>>Anyway, when I plug the card in there is no beep.  cardctl ident shows
> >>>"Realtek", "Rtl8180", which is clearly not correct.  In fact, that is
> >>>the internal modem hardware!  Curiously, lspci gives "Ethernet
> >>>controller: Belkin: Unknown device 6020 (rev 20)".  I didn't think
> >>>pcmcia hardware should show up with lspci at all.  Finally, cardctl
> >>>config shows 3.3V  After some (extensive) googling, it seems that this
> >>>card should run with 5.0V.
> >>>
> >>>Is there anyway to force 5.0V for this card?  Any other suggestions?
> >>>
> >>>Thanks,
> >>>Jonathan
> >>>
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