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DatSik
January 8th, 2013, 05:22 PM
Ok my dell's internal wifi card works fine, but i bought a usb adapter to obtain a stronger signal but i cant seem to get it to work and ditch my internal all togather, it has the proper drivers.

here is a little output if it helps
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0846:9020 NetGear, Inc. WNA3100(v1) Wireless-N 300 [Broadcom BCM43231]

praseodym
January 9th, 2013, 12:11 AM
Hi,

which Ubuntu-version do you use? Unfortunately, there are no working native Linux drivers for Broadcom-USB-devices. Please show:


lsb_release -a
For Ubuntu 12.04 install the packages

ndisgtk
linux-headers-generic
dkms
build-essential
ndiswrapper-dkms

via Software center. With Ubuntu 12.10 you need to compile "by hand". For this you need to install first:


linux-headers-generic
build-essential, but only these!

kurt18947
January 9th, 2013, 01:25 AM
Any chance of returning it? There are better choices that are plug 'n' play. As praseodym says, it can be made to work but may not be simple.

haqking
January 9th, 2013, 01:29 AM
To the OP see here for Netgear WNA 3100 support http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1965989