Hi, I picked up a cheap PC the other day for £20 and it came with a Belkin N Wireless USB adapter. I know the adapter works because Windows XP was originally installed and I could connect with no problems. I wasn't able to connect when I installed Kubuntu so I thought I'd see if I could have any more luck with Fedora....so far, not so good! I realise that this is a fairly common problem, especially for this USB adapter, but I've tried dozens of threads here and elsewhere and still can't get Fedora online.
I can see the wireless networks in the list, but if I try and connect then I just repeatedly get asked to enter the authentication details, which I know I'm providing correctly.
Here is some information that I seem to see everyone providing (omitting irrelevant parts as I'm having to manually type this up):
BUS 001 Device 006: ID 050d:815c Belkin Components Ralink RT2870 [F5D8053 N Wireless USB Adapter V3000]
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID: "Rob Masters's Network"
Mode: Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
I have tried following this thread
but I can't do "yum install rt2870" as I can't get online. I've tried downloading the relevant .rpm files that thread mentions, but when I try and run "rpm -ivh *rt2870*.rpm" I just get the following dependancy issues that I can't quite understand:
warning: kmod-rt2870-220.127.116.11-1.fc13.i686.rpm: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID a3780952: NOKEY
error: Failed dependencies:
kernel-uname-r = 18.104.22.168-147.fc13.i686 is needed by kmod-rt2870-22.214.171.124-147.fc13.i686-126.96.36.199-1.fc13.i686
kernel-uname-r = 188.8.131.52-149.fc13.i686 is needed by kmod-rt2870-184.108.40.206-149.fc13.i686-220.127.116.11-1.fc13.4.i686
Here are the files I've downloaded:
- kmod-rt2870-18.104.22.168-147.fc13.i686-22.214.171.124-1.fc13.i686 (I think I tried without this file first, but I read a dependency as requiring it....I'm not sure if this is true though)
Could someone please help me? Thanks.