The next thing to check is for any kernel messages. usb 1-1.3.3: new high speed USB device number 9 using dwc_otg usb 1-1.3.3: New USB device found, id Vendor=050d, id Product=705a usb 1-1.3.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, Serial Number=0 usb 1-1.3.3: Product: Belkin 54g USB Network Adapter usb 1-1.3.3: Manufacturer: Belkin cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain usb 1-1.3.3: reset high speed USB device number 9 using dwc_otg ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht' Registered led device: rt73usb-phy0::radio Registered led device: rt73usb-phy0::assoc Registered led device: rt73usb-phy0::quality usbcore: registered new interface driver rt73usb phy0 - It's clear from these messages that there is a problem with the Firmware.The dmesg command can be used to view the ring buffer which holds the most recent kernel messages. Firmware is code that runs on the device itself, but to save money, rather than including storage on the device itself it is sent by the driver to the device during initialisation.First to find out the actual chipset and look for errors.These steps are not really required if you know that you have the same chipset.The issue with Firmware is it is not free software, you don't normally have to pay, but it's not free in the sense of being open source or having the ability to modify it.Therefore it does not meet the requirements to be included in the Debian image.As this will show some of what is going on behind the scenes.This is the configuration for a single wireless network.
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I have two of these adapters both of which have identical model numbers. The 802.11g networking standard works at a maximum of 54Mbps although actual throughput will be lower. Wireless G adapters will still work with a Wireless N router but will be limited to the speed of G adapter.
54Mbps should be sufficient for most uses (at the time of writing still much faster than most broadband connections), but you may want to consider a faster adapter if streaming HD video over a local network.
This helps to show some of the investigations in getting a wireless driver working. You can see the usb devices connected (on PCs with internal cards then the lspci command provides similar details).
$lsusb Bus 001 Device 009: ID 050d:705a Belkin Components F5D7050 Wireless G Adapter v3000 [Ralink RT2571W] Bus 001 Device 008: ID 04ca:0020 Lite-On Technology Corp. Optical Wheel Mouse Bus 001 Device 006: ID 04cc:1521 ST-Ericsson USB 2.0 Hub Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.