Belkin F5D7010 PCMCIA card + Mandrake 10 + ndiswrapper = despair
Posted on 2004-08-11
I have had no replies on the Mandrake forum about this setup and I really hope someone here can help out. I have the aforementioned card with 3 different sets of drivers installed via ndiswrapper 0.9. The card gets a very faint light to both LEDs when inserted, but this does not change throughout the ndiswrapper procedure.
I have put the line 'alias wlan0 ndiswrapper' into modprobe.conf, but wlan0 never comes up. the command 'cardctl ident' returns 'Socket 0: no product info available'
The card is recognised by ndiswrapper (and appears in the hardware manager), but I think the problem is that ndiswrapper is not doing anything once loaded. I have tried every bit of debugging I've found on various forums, but nothing seems to work.
Some say that modprobe.conf should have another line invoking /sbin/loadndisdriver with the vendor/chipset IDs obtained from lspci, but elsewhere it is said that newer versions of ndiswrapper don't need this.
It is suggested that I should have a file called
but I don't and I also wouldn't know how to create one.
There are so many unknowns for me in this one. I'm just hoping for some straightforward advice I can follow, ideally from someone who has overcome similar problems and knows how they did it. I will supply further info and console-dumps as needed.
Please help, this is truly driving me batty.