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    Netgear WNDA 3100 wireless adapter issues

    Hey Everyone,

    I have a WNDA 3100 Wireless adapter, and it isn't cooperating with my system. I followed this thread
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1964173

    And was able to make some progress, but to no avail.

    When I put
    ndiswrapper -l
    into the terminal I get
    bcmn43xx32 : driver installed
    device (0846:9011) present
    bcmn43xx64 : driver installed
    which implies that the software is installed and *should work* but when I type in

    dmesg | grep ndis
    I get
    [ 13.966466] ndiswrapper: module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel
    [ 13.967316] ndiswrapper version 1.59 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
    [ 14.836812] ndiswrapper (check_nt_hdr:141): kernel is 64-bit, but Windows driver is not 64-bit;bad magic: 010B
    [ 14.836816] ndiswrapper (load_sys_files:200): couldn't prepare driver 'bcmn43xx32'
    [ 14.837063] ndiswrapper (load_wrap_driver:103): couldn't load driver bcmn43xx32; check system log for messages from 'loadndisdriver'
    [ 14.837098] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
    [ 930.507208] rndis_host 2-1.3:1.0 usb0: register 'rndis_host' at usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.3, RNDIS device, 52:8a:d2:72:5d:eb
    [ 930.507256] usbcore: registered new interface driver rndis_host
    I am 99% sure I installed the 64 bit version, but this is telling me I installed the 32 bit.

    I'm on Ubuntu 14.xx and my Windows partition died last night, so I need to get this working.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 wireless adapter issues

    It appears that you installed both. Please remove the incorrect version:
    Code:
    sudo ndiswrapper -e bcmn43xx32
    sudo modprobe -r ndiswrapper
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    Any improvement? It may take a reboot.
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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 wireless adapter issues

    Hey, thanks for the fast reply!

    I retyped in

    dmesg | grep ndis
    and got

    [ 13.390348] ndiswrapper: module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel
    [ 13.391177] ndiswrapper version 1.59 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
    [ 13.461960] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
    [ 14.857862] rndis_host 2-1.3:1.0 usb0: register 'rndis_host' at usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.3, RNDIS device, 52:8a:d2:72:5d:eb
    [ 14.857885] usbcore: registered new interface driver rndis_host
    [ 32.570545] rndis_host 2-1.3:1.0 usb0: unregister 'rndis_host' usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.3, RNDIS device
    [ 65.626232] rndis_host 2-1.3:1.0 usb0: register 'rndis_host' at usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.3, RNDIS device, 52:8a:d2:72:5d:eb
    ** Quick Edit**

    ndiswrapper -l
    Says that the driver is not connected
    All I get is
    ben@Fenrir:~$ ndiswrapper -l
    bcmn43xx64 : driver installed
    Last edited by Thetorq; December 22nd, 2015 at 06:21 PM.

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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 wireless adapter issues

    That suggests that you have the incorrect bcmn43xx64.inf for your:
    device (0846:9011) present
    Where did you get the files?

    There are at least three versions of the WDNA3100 series; not all drivers are correct for all versions.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 wireless adapter issues

    I got these files from this thread
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1964173
    Reply #6.


    I ran lsusb to try to figure out what my exact device was and it said
    Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0846:9011 NetGear, Inc. WNDA3100v2 802.11abgn [Broadcom BCM4323]
    So I googled the broadcom device and couldn't find any driver that wasn't an .exe file.

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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 wireless adapter issues

    So I googled the broadcom device and couldn't find any driver that wasn't an .exe file.
    Because there aren't any. The clunky and twitchy ndiswrapper is the only choice.

    That is, theoretically, correct for your device:
    ; inf-File for Broadcom bcm43xx based WLAN Devices
    ; 64bit

    [version]
    Signature = "$CHICAGO$"
    Class = Net
    ClassGUID = {4d36e972-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
    Provider = %Broadcom%
    Compatible = 1
    DriverVer=08/26/2009, 5.10.79.30

    [Manufacturer]
    %Broadcom% = Broadcom

    [Broadcom]
    %BCM4xx01_DeviceDesc% = BCM43XXN64, USB\VID_050D&PID_825C
    %BCM4xx02_DeviceDesc% = BCM43XXN64, USB\VID_050D&PID_6050
    %BCM4xx04_DeviceDesc% = BCM43XXN64, USB\VID_050D&PID_615A
    %BCM4xx03_DeviceDesc% = BCM43XXN64, USB\VID_0846&PID_9011
    %BCM4xx03_DeviceDesc% = BCM43XXN64, USB\VID_0846&PID_9020

    <snip>
    Please reboot with the USB wireless (tethered??) detached and the Netgear inserted. Is there any change in:
    Code:
    ndiswrapper -l
    dmesg | grep ndis
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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 wireless adapter issues

    okay, before restarting I get

    ben@Fenrir:~$ ndiswrapper -l
    bcmn43xx64 : driver installed
    ben@Fenrir:~$ dmesg | grep ndis
    [ 13.338548] ndiswrapper: module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel
    [ 13.339199] ndiswrapper version 1.59 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
    [ 13.419671] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
    [ 68.949843] rndis_host 2-1.5.1:1.0 usb0: register 'rndis_host' at usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.5.1, RNDIS device, 52:8a:d2:72:5d:eb
    [ 68.949868] usbcore: registered new interface driver rndis_host
    [ 528.071542] rndis_host 2-1.5.1:1.0 usb0: unregister 'rndis_host' usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.5.1, RNDIS device
    [ 3676.705336] rndis_host 2-1.5.1:1.0 usb0: register 'rndis_host' at usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.5.1, RNDIS device, 52:8a:d2:72:5d:eb
    [ 3677.179919] rndis_host 2-1.5.1:1.0 usb0: unregister 'rndis_host' usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.5.1, RNDIS device
    [ 3683.871993] rndis_host 2-1.5.1:1.0 usb0: register 'rndis_host' at usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.5.1, RNDIS device, 52:8a:d2:72:5d:eb
    [ 3783.651807] rndis_host 2-1.5.1:1.0 usb0: unregister 'rndis_host' usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.5.1, RNDIS device
    [ 9046.846764] rndis_host 2-1.5.1:1.0 usb0: register 'rndis_host' at usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.5.1, RNDIS device, 52:8a:d2:72:5d:eb
    [ 9612.982229] rndis_host 2-1.5.1:1.0 usb0: unregister 'rndis_host' usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.5.1, RNDIS device
    [ 9651.900618] rndis_host 2-1.5.1:1.0 usb0: register 'rndis_host' at usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.5.1, RNDIS device, 52:8a:d2:72:5d:eb
    [ 9664.426572] rndis_host 2-1.5.1:1.0 usb0: unregister 'rndis_host' usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.5.1, RNDIS device
    [10054.777751] rndis_host 2-1.5.1:1.0 usb0: register 'rndis_host' at usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.5.1, RNDIS device, 52:8a:d2:72:5d:eb
    [10055.249659] rndis_host 2-1.5.1:1.0 usb0: unregister 'rndis_host' usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.5.1, RNDIS device
    [10061.943580] rndis_host 2-1.5.1:1.0 usb0: register 'rndis_host' at usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.5.1, RNDIS device, 52:8a:d2:72:5d:eb
    Will restart and reply any changes

    **After restarting**

    ben@Fenrir:~$ ndiswrapper -l
    bcmn43xx64 : driver installed
    ben@Fenrir:~$ dmesg | grep ndis
    [ 13.398596] ndiswrapper: module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel
    [ 13.399265] ndiswrapper version 1.59 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
    [ 13.499232] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
    [ 14.728869] rndis_host 2-1.5.1:1.0 usb0: register 'rndis_host' at usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.5.1, RNDIS device, 52:8a:d2:72:5d:eb
    [ 14.728886] usbcore: registered new interface driver rndis_host
    [ 100.393039] rndis_host 2-1.5.1:1.0 usb0: unregister 'rndis_host' usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.5.1, RNDIS device
    Once I plug my phone back in (Which is giving me temporary Internet access) I get the same return from dmesg |grep ndis

    **Second Edit**

    I opened the .inf with gedit and it has the same numbers yours does in red.
    Last edited by Thetorq; December 22nd, 2015 at 10:09 PM.

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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 wireless adapter issues

    And how about:
    Code:
    ndiswrapper -l
    May I also see:
    Code:
    cat /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper.conf
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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 wireless adapter issues

    ben@Fenrir:~$ ndiswrapper -l
    bcmn43xx64 : driver installed


    ben@Fenrir:~$ cat /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper.conf
    alias usb:v050Dp6050d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip* ndiswrapper
    alias usb:v050Dp6050d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip* ndiswrapper
    alias usb:v050Dp615Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip* ndiswrapper
    alias usb:v050Dp615Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip* ndiswrapper
    alias usb:v050Dp825Cd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip* ndiswrapper
    alias usb:v050Dp825Cd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip* ndiswrapper
    alias usb:v0846p9011d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip* ndiswrapper
    alias usb:v0846p9020d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip* ndiswrapper
    alias usb:v0846p9020d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip* ndiswrapper
    Not sure what to make of this?

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    Re: Netgear WNDA 3100 wireless adapter issues

    Looks entirely normal:
    alias usb:v0846p9011d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip* ndiswrapper
    I'm starting to be a bit mystified. Your device should take off like a rocket or, in the alternative, spin off some warnings or error messages. This is my favorite kind of problem. Everything looks perfect except it doesn't work.

    Let's see if there are any clues in syslog. Unplug the device, open a terminal and run:
    Code:
    tail -f /var/log/syslog
    Plug in the device and note all the new activity in the terminal. Post it here.

    Get out of 'tail' with Ctrl+c.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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