Belkin changes the chipset for this card (the F5D7010) with each version that they release. Therefore, this HOWTO is only expected to work with version 7 of the card. It was very difficult to identify the chipset. I checked the ndiswrapper.org database to determine my chipset. Other chipsets that have been used for different versions of this card include Atheros and BCM4306.
sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-utils
You can go to http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/ and search for 8185. This will take you to a driver download page. Download the drivers only, not the software.
make sure the card is inserted.
unzip the file and run (in the directory where the inf, cat, and sys files are):
sudo ndiswrapper -m
This adds the module alias to ndiswrapper under wlan0
sudo ndiswrapper -i net8185.inf
This copies the driver files to the /etc/ndiswrapper directory and configures ndiswrapper to use them. This is the driver installation. Make sure you are in the same directory as net8185.cat, net8185.sys, and net8185.inf.
sudo ndiswrapper -a 1799:701f net8185
This tells ndiswrapper to use the net8185 driver you just installed with your wireless card.
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
This loads the ndiswrapper module to get the wifi card running.
echo ndiswrapper >> /etc/modules
Once these commands have been run, you should be able to use NetworkManager to configure the card. WPA/WPA2 has not been tested, can connect to network that is WEP/hidden.
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