[RESOLVED] Belkin F5D5020 PCMCIA Card/Notebook Network Card

Nick H. - Network Operations nickh at supportteam.net
Mon Jul 28 02:54:04 PDT 2003

I auctually got it working under FreeBSD 4.8.  Eventually (read: after next
weekend) I plan on attempting to get it working under 5.X.  Unfortunately I
need the laptop for an event that is happening this week.  Anyways, it's
working and  here's the relevant file settings used:


pccardd_flags=" -i 10"

the -i 10 sets the IRQ on the device to 10 (dont ask how I found it... Ive
already closed Opera ;D)

and it's using the following in the /etc/defaults/pccard.conf:

# Belkin F5D5020
card "Belkin" "F5D5020-PCMCIA-Network-Card"
        config  auto "ed" ? 0x10
        insert  /etc/pccard_ether $device start
        remove  /etc/pccard_ether $device stop

The thing is up and running fine.  dmesg output:

pcic0: Polling mode
pccard0: <PC Card 16-bit bus (classic)> on pcic0
pccard1: <PC Card 16-bit bus (classic)> on pcic0
pccard: card inserted, slot 0
Setup PC-CARD:
Jul 28 03:55:30  pccardd[47]: Card "Belkin"("F5D5020-PCMCIA-Network-Card")
[0] matched "Belkin" ("F5D5020-PCMCIA-Network-Card") [(null)] [(null)]
Jul 28 03:55:35  pccardd[47]: ed1: Belkin (F5D5020-PCMCIA-Network-Card)
Jul 28 03:56:45  pccardd[47]: pccardd started

The device is running just fine.  Hopefully, this is of some help to you, as
if I understand you correctly, you're having issues with the IRQ setting.
Try the pccardd_flags=" -i ##"  where ## is the IRQ you want it to use.
Anyways, all is working well now.

Nick H.
nickh at supportteam.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brad Knowles" <brad.knowles at skynet.be>
To: "Nick H. - Network Operations" <nickh at supportteam.net>
Cc: <freebsd-current at FreeBSD.ORG>; "M. Warner Losh" <imp at bsdimp.com>
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2003 3:23 AM
Subject: Re: Belkin F5D5020 PCMCIA Card/Notebook Network Card

: At 2:38 AM -0500 2003/07/28, Nick H. - Network Operations wrote:
: >  Does support for the Belkin F5D5020 PCMCIA Card/Notebook Network Card
: >  in FreeBSD 5.0-RELEASE?  According to Belkin, it does, but I have been
: >  unable to find any support for this card.  Any suggestions on the right
: >  place to look are more than welcome.
: Back in October of last year, I cooked up a pccard.conf entry for
: it that seemed to mostly work:
: # Belkin F5D5020 NE2000-compatible card (FCC ID: LXLC1LANTB)
: card "Belkin" "F5D5020-PCMCIA-Network-Card"
:          config auto "ed" ?
:          logstr "Belkin F5D5020 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet 16-bit PCMCIA
: card (NE2000-compatible)"
:          insert /etc/pccard_ether $device start
:          remove /etc/pccard_ether $device stop
: I submitted this to Warner Losh, but IIRC, I got an indication
: back that this wasn't right.  However, I don't recall that I ever got
: any correct pccard.conf setting for this device, and while I could
: get FreeBSD to see the card and use this entry to mostly recognize
: it, I could not actually get any positive network results this way.
: Any additional information you can find would be appreciated.
: Right now, I'm using a Linksys (EtherFast 10/100 Integrated PC Card
: (PCM100) on the machine where I was trying to use the Belkin, but it
: sticks out from the machine and blocks the second PC Card slot, so
: I'd prefer to use the Belkin (which is flush with the edge and comes
: with a dongle), if possible.
: If I could get them both working, or get one of them working with
: one of my various 802.11b WiFi cards, then I would have two NICs and
: could do some much more interesting things with this machine.
: Unfortunately, everything seems to want IRQ3, so even if I could get
: the individual cards working by themselves, I don't know if I could
: ever get them working together.
: I did find an interesting entry at
: <http://www.freebsdforums.org/forums/showthread.php?threadid=8315>,
: at the bottom (dated April 2002) that shows the pccard.conf entry of:
: # Belkin F5D5020
: card "Belkin" "F5D5020-PCMCIA-Network-Card"
: config  auto "ed" ? 0x10
: insert  /etc/pccard_ether $device start
: remove  /etc/pccard_ether $device stop
: Which the author claims (claimed) works (worked) for him.
: You can see my posts from October of last year at
: and
: And then there's the post at
: from April, which also mentions this card.
: But still, no answers to this question.  Unfortunately, just
: Googling for "Belkin F5D5020 FreeBSD" doesn't do much good, as it
: turns up many resellers of this card which claims that it works with
: FreeBSD, or articles that happen to mention both FreeBSD and this
: card on the same page (such as
: <http://www.23degrees.net/mt/archives/000135.html>), but which don't
: actually provide any solutions.
: --
: Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>
: "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
: safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
:      -Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania.
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