• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • You already know Dokkio is an AI-powered assistant to organize & manage your digital files & messages. Very soon, Dokkio will support Outlook as well as One Drive. Check it out today!


Wi-Fi Setup Using Belkin F5D7050 USB

Page history last edited by sarith.ong@liquidware.com 11 years, 10 months ago

Instructions for setting up Wi-Fi in Linux with WPA security using the Belkin F5D7050 USB module. This assumes your kernel has the RT73, ieee80211, etc. modules already installed and running. If not, see the Liquidware BeagleBoard Linux Kernel for more information on configuring the kernel.

WPA Setup

Use the wpa_supplicant application, to assist in setting up a Wi-Fi connection based on WPA security.


Screen into the beeagleboard using your usb -> serial adapter, or USB mini cable connection on the BeagleTouch panel. 


On my Mac, the command looks like this:


Christophers-MacBook-Pro:~ chris$ screen /dev/tty.usbserial-AE00GP9C 115200


On first boot, you'll see the Angstrom login screen:


Angstrom 2009.X-stable beagleboard ttyS2


beagleboard login: 


Next, create the /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf file like this:


Paste the following text command:

root@beagleboard:~# echo '


        ssid="<your ssid here>"
        psk="<your password here>"

' > /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf



Make sure to edit the ssid="<your ssid here>" and psk="<your password here>" fields to match your network.


Update your /etc/network/interfaces file by modifying the wireless section to look like this:


$ vi /etc/network/interfaces


type i for insert mode to edit text


Paste the following text into /etc/network/interfaces file:


# A WPA1 or WPA2 encrypted connection using an external configuration file   
# for wpa-supplicant. This is the way to go if you need to configure multiple
# networks with different keys and / or WPA settings and roaming support.    
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
     wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
     wpa-driver wext
     pre-up killall -q wpa_supplicant ; sleep 1 ; killall -q wpa_supplicant ; wpa_supplicant -B -Dwext -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
     post-down killall -q wpa_supplicant


NOTE: Make sure to comment out any previous iface wlan0 section entries using the # at the beginning of the line


To save, type:


shift semi colon  

w q




Starting Wi-Fi


Start the interface

$ ifup wlan0


Try a ping

$ ping www.google.com
PING www.google.com ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from seq=0 ttl=55 time=23.987 ms
64 bytes from seq=1 ttl=55 time=21.546 ms


3 major WIFI cards made by Belkin



Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.