Setting Up Belkin F6D4050 Wireless USB Dongles

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You may find that your Belkin F6D4050 (v1 or v2) wireless usb dongle just won't work! Well here's the solution.

The Solution

Note: You need the rt2870 driver which is already included with kernel 2.6.29 and up.

First, use lsusb to check that the device ID number is 050d:935a or 050d:935b (v1 or v2, respectively):

[sdenne@marsrover ~]$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 050d:935b Belkin Components

Now create these two files:


Now add the following to /etc/udev/rules.d/network_drivers.rules (that first file you just created):

ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="050d", ATTR{idProduct}=="935a", RUN+="/sbin/modprobe -qba rt2870sta"

Then add the following to /etc/modprobe.d/network_drivers.conf (the second file you created):

install rt2870sta /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install rt2870sta $CMDLINE_OPTS; /bin/echo "050d 935a" > /sys/bus/usb/drivers/rt2870/new_id

Pay close attention to any occurrence of 935a in the lines you've just added. If your device ID is F6D4050 v1, leave occurrences of 935a as-is with the letter a at the end. If your device ID is F6D4050 v2, change the last letter of 935a to b. The letter must match with the output that you see when you use lsusb.

That's it! Now reboot and you'll have wireless capabilities! woo hoo!

Note: to undo everything that you've just done, simply delete the two files you've created.