Don’t worry about the lights. In those cases, the information regarding Belkin’s various versions and chipsets is extremely valuable for saving some time. Actually, setting that up was very easy too but since it’s not recognized as Airport, you have to make sure to do the extra configurations so you automatically connect on start-up. I did download the drivers but nothing works. I hope that some people will find my post somewhat helpful. The SSID has to be identical on all wireless devices.

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I exchanged it for a version 3. I know I was dying to find a post like this about 24 hours ago. Nov 18, Posts: I may just return the card and hope to find one of the v4 cards there. It should automatically show up in the menu bar with the Airport icon. If I can find a v1,2,4 that would be ideal. Also if you get a RT chipset, the Mac initially will not even see this PCI card, therefore, finding out what chipset you have is virtually impossible.

Nov 21, Posts: You won’t see the card in the Apple profiler until the proper extension loads. To quote an old iMac commercial, there is no Step 3. Gently squeeze the tabs that hold the antenna part inside the plastic antenna base.


Remove the two screws holding the circuit board to the metal mounting plate. Try to get a version 1, 2, or 4 so you can use it like an Airport card.

Is installing the drives a matter of running the installer and then just running the application? Belkin told me this version was not Mac compatible. No big deal, I get great reception with it the way it is.

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I only got lucky as there are now six versions of this card floating around out there. May 12, Did you download the right RT drivers? Of course there’s no way to close the door with a full-fledged PCMCIA card sticking out of the slot, but electrically it works.

To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. And if you are looking for a wireless card, cheaper than Airport, faster, and belkinn as easy Same model number, same “Mac Compatible” on the box, and it worked with no hassles f57000 my machine.


Typically sentences end with a period and two spaces rather than start with one. Langdon Ars Scholae Palatinae Tribus: How do you turn it upside down anyway? The important thing to remember is that it’s impossible to remove or rotate that plastic base without removing the antenna first.

The most difficult part was finding comprehensive online information about this card, chipsets, versions, and Mac support. Also note, as far as I could tell, this is the only version without a SMA type removable antenna.

Belkin F5D7000 Observations & Results

Now it’s too bad you just didn’t try the Belkin version 6. Thu Mar 10, 1: Even asked them if they had any old stock in the back and they shook their heads. mca

Feb 21, Posts: Aug 1, Posts: Regardless, I’m very glad this thread at least helped you in that since you could not find version 2.