Linux Kernel Support for Wireless Adaptor

Zachary Z_kline at
Tue Oct 26 18:39:01 EDT 2004

I thank you for the suggestion.  Where would I begin looking at this sort of 
thing?  I haven't exactly got the documentation scanned in for this adaptor, 
not that that would help.  Perhaps a call to belkin?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Terry D. Cudney" <terry at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: Linux Kernel Support for Wireless Adaptor

> Hi,
> A nmumber of us here on the list are using wireless cards, although, to my 
> knowledge all are using built-in or on-a-card wireless solutions. In your 
> case, you have two hurdles to clear: the usb interface and the particular 
> wireless chip used in the wireless device.
> My best advice would be to do some checking/reading as to which chips are 
> used in both your usb interface on your computer and the wireless chip in 
> the device you want to interface to the computer. If both are supported in 
> the linux kernel, or through a module, then get the usb working on your 
> computer first, then get the wireless working.
> Myself, I'm using a usb interface to my cable modem, but an ethernet card 
> to interface to my wireless access point/router. On my laptop, the 
> wireless device is builtin, but treated as a PCI device withthe Prism 2.5 
> wireless chip. I have had no success with the wireless drivers included 
> with the kernel for this chip, but the module from 
> works perfectly. Please note that they have 
> modules for the Prism series of wireless chips there. If you have  another 
> wireless chip in your device look elsewhere for the driver. Google is your 
> friend in this...
> HTH,
> --terry
> On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 10:56:12AM -0700, Zachary Kline wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm starting this thread to take discussion of my wireless adaptor off 
>> the CDR and CDRW thread.  I'm wondering whether anyone on this list has 
>> experience with the Belkin Wireless 11MBPS USB Adaptor, and something 
>> called the D-linkv714p+ router.  Both these are USB devices, the router 
>> is a DHCP server.
>> Correct me if I am wrong, but I do not believe that this uses an Ethernet 
>> card?  If not, is my only option to install something like Slackware, and 
>> hope to get a new, more conventional internet service provider?
>> Or is a kernel module for this sort of thing available, and could it be 
>> packaged in a custom ISO?
>> Thanks,
>> Zack
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