On Fri, 10 Nov 2006, Damian Wiest wrote:

On Fri, Nov 10, 2006 at 08:56:46PM -0500, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

On Fri, 10 Nov 2006, Damian Wiest wrote:

On Sun, Nov 05, 2006 at 07:57:03AM -0800, Rem P Roberti wrote:
Would someone point me in the right direction here.  I have an old
Compaq Presario 1692 that my sister-in-law gave to me after she
upgraded.  I installed FreeBSD 6.1 and everything is working fine.
However, the laptop also came with a Belkin Wireless G (F5D7011)
notebook card, and I would like to learn how to install the appropriate
drivers for the card to work.  I am new to FreeBSD, and have glanced at
the Handbook section dealing with wireless.  It's a little daunting at
this time, and I haven't yet been able to make sense out of it with
respect to this laptop and wireless card.  Any help in making the
process understandable would be much appreciated.


Can you post the dmesg?

Assuming that particular device has a working driver, you can probably
use ifconfig for most of the wireless settings.



This indicates the ed driver works for this card.

I don't think so :)  There are _no_ Belkin cards listed in the WLAN
section of that page.

In any case, isn't ed for ethernet nics?

yes my bad :(

Posting the dmesg output was a good suggestion. If there is anything useful, the guys on this can help interpert it.

If the link to the hardware section does not list your card as I thought the ed driver did, try [EMAIL PROTECTED] man -k wireless will give you at least a partial list of the wireless drivers. If you can match the chipset, you can pick the correct driver.

Sometimes the Linux lists are good sources of information because they also use Xorg.

As a last resort, I am pretty sure there is a wrapper that will run windows drivers. If you can not get the name from the list archives, the project is hosted on the SourceForge site.
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