ural driver , Belkin F5D7050 USB not working...

Tue Apr 25 09:58:27 UTC 2006

>Message: 7
>Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 10:45:52 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Rakesh Prajapati <rprajapa at yahoo.com>
>Subject: ural driver , Belkin F5D7050  USB not working..
>To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
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>FreeBSD Version : 6.0 - RELEASE
>Laptop        : AMD 64 laptop
>Wireless Adapter: Belkin F5D7050 Wireless G USB Network Adapter, 802.11g
>I am trying to make the Belkin Adapter work on my Laptop but without any success.
>As per the Handbook and other sources this adapter should work with ural driver and this device
>should show as ural0 in my dmesg output but it does not instead it shows as 
>ugen0: Belkin USB2.0 WLAN, rev 2.00/48.10, addr 2
>I have recompiled the kernel with the following 
>       device ehci
>       device uhci
>       device ohci
>       device usb
>       device ural
>       device wlan
>In fact the GENERIC kernel config had all these uncommented so I did not have to change it at all but I >compiled it anyway by copying GENERIC to WIRELESS and then buildkernel and installkernel.
>As per the Handbook I expect to see
># ifconfig -a
>        inet6 fe80::202:2dff:fe2d:c938%wi0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x7
>        inet netmask 0xff000000 broadcast
>        ether 00:09:2d:2d:c9:50
>        media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect (DS/2Mbps)
>        status: no carrier
>        ssid ""
>        stationname "FreeBSD Wireless node"
>        channel 10 authmode OPEN powersavemode OFF powersavesleep 100
>        wepmode OFF weptxkey 1
>but my ifconfig -a lists
>    inet6 fe80::203:25ff:fe10:8327%vr0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1 
>    inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
>    ether 00:03:25:10:83:27
>    media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
>    status: active
>    options=8<VLAN_MTU>
>    ether 02:03:25:00:43:96
>    ch 1 dma -1
>lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
>    inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 
>    inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3 
>    inet netmask 0xff000000 
>What am I missing? Please suggest another USB wireless g adapter if that will work. Model # of the adapter will be appreciated.
>My laptop has a builtin wireless (BROADCOM) but I guess it wont work with FreeBSD.
>My dmesg output can be found here if required.
>You input is highly appreciated.
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Beware that some manufacturers change the chipset in a particular product without changing the name or major version number - I've been bitten with this before by a D-Link wireless PCI adaptor (that I eventually got working using NDIS, but that's another story).

From memory, the ural manpage specifies only revision 2 of that particular wireless adaptor as using the RT2500 chipset and therefore supported. When I was looking for a wireless USB adaptor I looked at this one and could only find revision 4 around - check the documentation that came with it, or ask Belkin what the chipset is.

You may be able to get ndis working - see the manpage for ndisgen. Alternatively I'm using an Asus WL-167G (bought on ebay) which is supported by ural and works perfectly.

Hope that helps.

Peter Harrison.

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