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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?

    result from arch
    i686

    Downloaded zip. I have put a folder in my home folder to contain the installation cd files and these new ones. There were other folders on the install cd like /bin and /language. I am putting the downloaded files in the same folder as the autorun.exe and setup.ini files.

    I uninstalled and will now reinstall.
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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 v2 wireless adapter -- How to install?

    I uninstalled and will now reinstall.
    With the great and powerful ndiswrapper, correct?
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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 v2 wireless adapter -- How to install?

    ndiswrapper - it is installed but I am not sure how to use it. I was using Wine to do the installation process. very very

    I am very lost in this new Software Center. I installed ndiswrapper but it is nowhere in any of the categories in the installed list. Wine is there but it is just a name in a list. Not clickable. I am lost lost lost.
    Last edited by marianlibrarian; April 23rd, 2012 at 10:39 PM. Reason: Confusion on double post in old thread and apology.
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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 v2 wireless adapter -- How to install?

    No problem. You seemed confident and resourceful so I omitted the details. I'll be happy to explain. First, go to the location of the zip file I attached; right-click it and select Extract Here.Now open a terminal and change directories to the location of the drivers I attached. For example:
    Code:
    cd Desktop/some_folder/Broadcom_bcm43xx_USB_32_64bit_v2_amended
    Now we install the needed driver:
    Code:
    sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmn43xx32.inf
    'i' means to install. Now we check to see if it installed:
    Code:
    ndiswrapper -l
    'l' is for list. If it says driver installed, device present, we're nearly there.

    Was a wireless interface created?
    Code:
    iwconfig
    If you have a wlan0, click the Network Manager icon and try to connect.

    Post back any errors, warnings, sparks or smoke, if any, and we'll try to fix it.
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