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    Netgear WNDA 3100 v2 wireless adapter -- How to install?

    I searched for days and found several threads with various techniques.

    This one: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1383708
    This one: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1797795

    I really thought I had a solution with the one that said [SOLVED]. My problem is that all of these are from earlier versions of Ubuntu. I just installed 11.10 - NO SYNAPTIC. It has been replaced with something called - Ubuntu Software Center. I guess it would be a nice thing if I didn't need to use install drivers for a Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter WNDA3100v2.

    This part of the instructions seemed to work:
    sudo su #
    cd /tmp
    wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/27826554/ar9170-1.fw
    wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/27826554/ar9170-1.fw
    mv ar*.fw /lib/firmware

    then I went to http:kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/12115 however, the file on my installation CD was more recent, so did not use this link.

    I installed WINE after searching everywhere. Finally found it in the Software Center - don't remember how.

    However, the instructions: "Use Wine to browse that C:\ drive and you will find a folder WNDA3100v2." - Does NOT work. Wine is not in a place you can "use" it. I can right click on a "exe" file and select from the drop down menu Open With and then select "Wine Windows Program Loader". -- That's it.

    --- Software Center --- I feel like I just walked into SAMS or Walmart --- which is where I got the Netgear thing because that was the only USB network adapter they had.

    Does anyone know how to get to the "C:\\" that Wine created?

    I apologize for posting earlier on one of the above mentioned posts. I did not realize how old it was and that the title had the word [SOLVED].
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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 v2 wireless adapter -- How to install?

    I think this is what you need. Post back if you need additional guidance.

    These are for usb.id 0846:9020. Please run:
    Code:
    lsusb
    If that is not your device, don't use these files and post back the result of lsusb.
    Attached Files Attached Files
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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 v2 wireless adapter -- How to install?

    Here is result of lsusb

    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 04d9:048e Holtek Semiconductor, Inc. Optical Mouse
    Bus 004 Device 003: ID 046d:c312 Logitech, Inc. DeLuxe 250 Keyboard
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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 v2 wireless adapter -- How to install?

    Hmmm. I don't see a Netgear WDNA 3100 v2 device. Isn't is a USB device? Was it plugged in at the time?
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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 v2 wireless adapter -- How to install?

    It wasn't because I had tried removing the software and it told me to unplug it.

    Anyway, here it is now:

    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 04d9:048e Holtek Semiconductor, Inc. Optical Mouse
    Bus 004 Device 003: ID 046d:c312 Logitech, Inc. DeLuxe 250 Keyboard
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0846:9011 NetGear, Inc. WNDA3100(v2) 802.11n [Broadcom BCM4323]
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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 v2 wireless adapter -- How to install?

    Ahh! Much better. You have 0846:9011, so don't use the files I attached; use these instead. You will want to install bcmn43xx32.inf or bcmn43xx64.inf depending on whether you have a 32-bit or 64-bit system:
    Code:
    arch
    Again, post back if you need guidance.
    I just installed 11.10 - NO SYNAPTIC.
    If you want it, and I prefer and use it, simply do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install synaptic
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    Last edited by chili555; April 23rd, 2012 at 10:22 PM.
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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 v2 wireless adapter -- How to install?

    when trying to run the exe file got this message:Archive: /home/bill/Downloads/WNDA3100v2GENIE_Setup_V2.0.0.1_20111226-signed/Setup.exe
    [/home/bill/Downloads/WNDA3100v2GENIE_Setup_V2.0.0.1_20111226-signed/Setup.exe]
    End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
    a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
    latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
    the last disk(s) of this archive.
    zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /home/bill/Downloads/WNDA3100v2GENIE_Setup_V2.0.0.1_20111226-signed/Setup.exe or
    /home/bill/Downloads/WNDA3100v2GENIE_Setup_V2.0.0.1_20111226-signed/Setup.exe.zip, and cannot find /home/bill/Downloads/WNDA3100v2GENIE_Setup_V2.0.0.1_20111226-signed/Setup.exe.ZIP, period.

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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 v2 wireless adapter -- How to install?

    Had to dl gedit apt. Some reason my phone connection dl'd this and not the nm-tool earlier. so i tried to dl nm-tool again and it did, but it was a nmgnome dl i think. i have KDE. When i run nm-tool it says state: unknown. error: could not connect to NetworkManager.
    When I ran sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces there was wlan0 listed, so i did the latter of instructions.
    groups daemon just showed daemon: daemon
    so i added netdev. Now it says daemon: daemon netdev.
    The last code cat /var does nothing.

    Still cant configure network under wireless network drivers and wicd shows no wireless networks even tho a wlan0 scan does. Although i have gedit and nmtool for gnome now

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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 v2 wireless adapter -- How to install?

    Quote Originally Posted by jkvt265 View Post
    when trying to run the exe file got this message:Archive: /home/bill/Downloads/WNDA3100v2GENIE_Setup_V2.0.0.1_20111226-signed/Setup.exe
    [/home/bill/Downloads/WNDA3100v2GENIE_Setup_V2.0.0.1_20111226-signed/Setup.exe]
    End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
    a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
    latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
    the last disk(s) of this archive.
    zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /home/bill/Downloads/WNDA3100v2GENIE_Setup_V2.0.0.1_20111226-signed/Setup.exe or
    /home/bill/Downloads/WNDA3100v2GENIE_Setup_V2.0.0.1_20111226-signed/Setup.exe.zip, and cannot find /home/bill/Downloads/WNDA3100v2GENIE_Setup_V2.0.0.1_20111226-signed/Setup.exe.ZIP, period.
    The Windows .exe isn't going to run on Linux. You need ndiswrapper and the Windows XP .inf and .sys files. There are numerous copies posted on this forum; I know because I posted them!

    Linux and Windows are two completely different things. Aside from ndiswrapper using the Windows .inf and .sys files and two or three other minor examples, there is no similarity and no compatibility.
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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 v2 wireless adapter -- How to install?

    When i run nm-tool it says state: unknown. error: could not connect to NetworkManager.
    Probably because you don't have Network Manager installed. You need to work with Network Manager OR Wicd, not both.
    groups daemon just showed daemon: daemon
    Your user name is actually daemon? Interesting and fascinating. When you open a terminal, it says???
    Code:
    daemon@ubuntu:~$
    Is that correct?

    Can you actually type in wlan0 in the empty space in Wicd? Please see attached.
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