Belkin Wireless Adapter network wifi connection
Posted 10 March 2012 - 06:07 PM
I am a new member in bodhi linux.
I have a desktop computer with Ubuntu 11.10. It is very old and Ubuntu runs slowly. I have a BELKIN F6D4050 v2 usb wireless adapter, which works perfectly with Ubuntu 11.10. Recently I have tried Bodhi Linux with my DELL laptop and I like it very much! I would like to install it in my old desktop computer, but unfortunately I couldn't find drivers for Belkin F6D4050 in the compatibility database. Please, can someone help?
Thanks in advance!
Posted 10 March 2012 - 06:58 PM
Can you give us the outcome of
This will give us the possibility to determine the chipset it uses. It is probably a Ralink, but we need to know more.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 08:36 PM
Thank you for the immediate reply! This is the magic of the Linux Community, which makes all the newcomers very happy!
I gave the Terminal the lsusb command and I got the line "Belkin Components F6D4050 N150 Enhanced Wireless Network Adapter v2000
Posted 10 March 2012 - 09:30 PM
USB: 050D:935B Belkin Components F6D4050 N150 Enhanced Wireless Network Adapter v2000 [Ralink RT3070] (those numbers in front are important for troubleshooting)
Nevertheless, this chipset should work with the rt2800usb driver. But it needs to find a firmware-file: /lib/firmware/rt2870.bin
For this you need to update the firmware-package
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade linux-firmware
Next reboot and your adapter should now work.
I have presumed that you have Bodhi 1.3.0 with 3.0.0-12 kernel.
Please report back.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:47 PM
Only tonight I had the opportunity to work with my desktop computer. I checked again with the lsusb command and I got the line: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 050d:935b Belkin Components F6D4050 N150 Enhanced Wireless Network Adapter v2000 [Ralink RT3070].
I followed your instruction, I upgraded the firmware, and after a restart I could have my desktop computer on line in my home network, not only in Ubuntu but also in Bodhi Linux too (runing from a bootable cd)!
Tomorrow I am going to fully install Bodhi Linux, replacing Ubuntu, and I hope it will be lighter and faster than the (truly excellent, but heavy) Ubuntu.
I would like to thank you VERY MUCH for your help!
Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:10 PM
Enjoy Bodhi, you'll see it is very fast.