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

    I tried the dmesg | grep ndis and got no messages back. (dmesg with out the piping grep ndis filled the screen with various information). Is that good or bad?

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

    Bad. It suggests the ndiswrapper module isn't loading; its footprint ought to appear in dmesg. Let's see if there are any interesting messages here:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    dmesg | grep ndis
    The pipe | tells the terminal we don't want to see all of dmesg; we only want lines containing 'ndis.' That is, lines relevant to our investigation.
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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 v2 wireless adapter -- How to install?

    oh boy, i am really confused now. The first line keyed into the terminal session resulted in

    FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found

    I guess that provides a good starting place....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JLundyC View Post
    oh boy, i am really confused now. The first line keyed into the terminal session resulted in

    FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found

    I guess that provides a good starting place....
    Exactly! With the ethernet hooked up, open a terminal and do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall ndiswrapper-dkms ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9
    After it's done, do:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    Did your wireless spring to life? If not, post:
    Code:
    dmesg | grep ndis
    I think we're close!
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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 v2 wireless adapter -- How to install?

    The system didn't like the first command.... the last lines of the terminal session:

    Unpacking replacement ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 ...
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Setting up ndiswrapper-common (1.57-1ubuntu1) ...
    Setting up ndiswrapper-dkms (1.57-1ubuntu1) ...
    Loading new ndiswrapper-1.57 DKMS files...
    Building only for 3.5.0-17-generic
    Building initial module for 3.5.0-17-generic
    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic (i686)
    Consult /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build/make.log for more information.
    Setting up ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 (1.57-1ubuntu1) ...

    I have version 12.10 installed on a new (pristine) dual boot ubuntu / windows7 environment. It would appear that I am stuck.

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

    It would appear that I am stuck.
    Maybe. Usually, you aren't stuck until the doc says you're stuck! I suggest you do as it suggests:
    Code:
    sudo cat /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build/make.log
    Perhaps we're just missing a dependency we can install and try again. Let's see before we call the coroner.
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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 v2 wireless adapter -- How to install?

    The following is from the terminal session when the command was issued to
    sudo cat /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build/make.log

    DKMS make.log for ndiswrapper-1.57 for kernel 3.5.0-17-generic (i686)
    Tue Oct 23 17:00:53 CDT 2012
    make -C /usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-17-generic M=/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-17-generic'
    LD /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build/built-in.o
    MKEXPORT /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build/crt_exports.h
    MKEXPORT /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build/hal_exports.h
    MKEXPORT /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build/ndis_exports.h
    MKEXPORT /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build/ntoskernel_exports.h
    MKEXPORT /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build/ntoskernel_io_exports.h
    MKEXPORT /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build/rtl_exports.h
    MKEXPORT /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build/usb_exports.h
    CC [M] /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build/crt.o
    CC [M] /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build/hal.o
    CC [M] /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build/iw_ndis.o
    CC [M] /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build/loader.o
    CC [M] /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build/ndis.o
    /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build/ndis.c: In function ‘NdisGetCurrentProcessorCounts’:
    /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build/ndis.c:2657:24: error: ‘struct kernel_stat’ has no member named ‘cpustat’
    /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build/ndis.c:2658:31: error: ‘struct kernel_stat’ has no member named ‘cpustat’
    /var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build/ndis.c:2659:17: error: ‘struct kernel_stat’ has no member named ‘cpustat’
    make[2]: *** [/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build/ndis.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/var/lib/dkms/ndiswrapper/1.57/build] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-17-generic'
    make: *** [modules] Error 2

    hmmm sounds ominous....

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

    We (me, too!) are the subject of an official bug! https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...r/+bug/1023645

    Please take the steps outlined in post #16. Do you need some assistance with how exactly to proceed?
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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 v2 wireless adapter -- How to install?

    Thanks!!! I went through the steps of post #16 (and learned a lot file extraction and movement in so doing). I am not sure what we just did, but the wireless is now being recognized. Again, thanks for your help!!!

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

    Hi,
    I spent hours on this but found a simply way to get this working flawlessly.
    1. From the Ubuntu Software Centre, install Windows Wireless Drivers (NDISWrapper) and the two add-ons, ndiswrapper-dkms and ndiswrapper-source.
    2. I installed the latest drivers from Netgear on a Windows XP computer. (Just a VM will do, can be on a Linux Box).
    3. This creates a folder in C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WNDA3100v2\Driver, called WinXP2000. This contains the latest drivers for this adapter. The .sys file should be version 5.100.68.46.
    4. Copy the folder to your Ubuntu (or Xubuntu) computer.
    5. Run the Windows Wireless Drivers software and point to the inf file in this folder.
    6. Reboot. All done!

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