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Date:      Thu, 16 Aug 2007 18:25:42 +0000
From:      Don Hinton <>
To:        Adam J Richardson <>
Subject:   Re: cheap (supported) wifi card
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In-Reply-To: <>
References:  <18107.29558.834358.66922@gargle.gargle.HOWL> <>

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Hi Adam:

Adam J Richardson writes:
 > Don Hinton wrote:
 > > Could someone recommend a good (and
 > > cheap) one that's includes a/b/g*/n and is supported, either natively
 > > or via ndis?
 > Hi Don,
 > I can heartily recommend any card based on the TNET1130 chipset. They 
 > work very well with ndisgen. Examples include the Add-on Tech GWP-100 
 > and the Belkin F5D7 series, such as the F5D7051 USB key or the F5D7000 
 > cardbus card. They're all cheap. They do "a", "b" and "g". I'm not sure 
 > about "n", though.

I picked up a Belkin F5D7050, but can seem to figure out how to get it
to work.  I'm obviously missing something.

$ dmesg
ugen0: <Belkin USB2.0 WLAN, class 255/255, rev 2.00/48.10, addr 2> on uhub6

$ uname -a
FreeBSD localhost 7.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT #5: Mon Aug 13 16:23:35 UTC 2007     root@localhost:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/HP_SMP  i386

I've compiled the following in my kernel, per man ural:

device		wlan		# 802.11 support
device		wlan_amrr	# AMRR transmit rate control algorithm
device		uhci		# UHCI PCI->USB interface
device		ohci		# OHCI PCI->USB interface
device		ehci		# EHCI PCI->USB interface (USB 2.0)
device		usb		# USB Bus (required)
device		ural		# Ralink Technology RT2500USB wireless NICs

But don't see a ural device getting created.  It's hard to tell from
the package, but I suspect it's a version problem.  There's a small
sticker on the bottom of the box that has "00173FAFD030 ver. 4000"
printed on it.  But the part number just says FD7050.

Any help would be appreciated.

Don Hinton <hintonda at gmail dot com>

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