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Hallo!

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!

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Hallo, First of all, welcome to the forums.

 

Can you give us the outcome of

lsusb

This will give us the possibility to determine the chipset it uses. It is probably a Ralink, but we need to know more.

 

Enjoy,

Charles.

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Dear Charles,

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

[Ralink RT3070]"

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Next time please give the whole outcome. It should have been something like this:

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.

 

Enjoy,

Charles.

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Dear Charles

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!

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