ON WINDOWS XP:
When you install the Software from the Installation CD of BELKIN F5D7050 Wireless 802.11g USB Network Adapter when it finishes, indicates us to Plug the Adapter. The Windows XP detects it and tells us to install the Driver.
HERE IS THE PROBLEM!!!!
The Windows XP, search for the newest driver for that Adapter on the machine, and selects his own driver "PrismaXP.sys", that in theory is the best, but it has the problem that it doesn't work.
When we have finished the Belkin software installation, and had closed all windows, we continue and PLUG the adapter, the Windows XP will detect it, but when it ask to install the software, take the option to select manually the driver, and select the driver located on the Driver's folder on the CD.
The Adapter wil be succesfully installed with 100% functionality.The fact, is that I'm sending that message through it.
I hope that will help you with that problem. see you.
The problem in Linux is only that there aren't linux specific drivers for that adapter. Well, if there aren't drivers on linux, we will emulate the windows drivers, je je je!!!
There are 2 posibilities to do that:
1.- The LINUXANT
Paying a License of about 25 $, you have the a 100% functionality and an easily WEB configuration (Tested with The 30 day free trial license)
2.- The NDISWRAPPER
That is a free sourcecode project, but it is a bit uncomfortable than the LINUXANT. It is a command line program and there is an available manual on English in the LINK:
with tha instructions to make the installation. When it finishes, to use the Adapter is as easy as write:
Or another wlan if you have more than 1 wireless adapter.