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  1. #11
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    Re: WNA3100 WIFI cannot install drivers

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    this one seems to be the problem but no idea as to how to fix it. here is what I tried:

    scott@scott-Inspiron-1750:/media/9016-4EF8$ sudo dpkg -r ndiswrapper-utils
    dpkg: warning: there's no installed package matching ndiswrapper-utils

    scott@scott-Inspiron-1750:/media/9016-4EF8$ sudo dpkg -i ndiswrapper-utils-1.9_1.57-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb
    (Reading database ... 254030 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 1.57-1ubuntu1 (using ndiswrapper-utils-1.9_1.57-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb) ...
    Unpacking replacement ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 ...
    Setting up ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 (1.57-1ubuntu1) ...
    Processing triggers for man-db ...

    scott@scott-Inspiron-1750:/media/9016-4EF8$ sudo dpkg -s ndiswrapper-utils
    Package `ndiswrapper-utils' is not installed and no info is available.
    Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files,
    and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents.

    -------------------------------------------------------

    here is all the logs you asked for:

    http://pastebin.com/5kP2GeZW

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    Re: WNA3100 WIFI cannot install drivers

    Please try:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -s ndiswrapper-utils-1.9
    If it's installed OK, then we'll turn our attention to bcmwlhigh5.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: WNA3100 WIFI cannot install drivers

    yes it did install correctly. here is the log.

    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper still locks up though.
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    scott@scott-Inspiron-1750:~$ sudo dpkg -s ndiswrapper-utils-1.9
    Package: ndiswrapper-utils-1.9
    Status: install ok installed
    Priority: optional
    Section: misc
    Installed-Size: 107
    Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
    Architecture: amd64
    Source: ndiswrapper
    Version: 1.57-1ubuntu1
    Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7), ndiswrapper-common
    Suggests: ndiswrapper-dkms, ndiswrapper-source
    Description: Userspace utilities for the ndiswrapper Linux kernel module
    Some vendors do not release specifications of the hardware or provide a
    Linux driver for their wireless network cards. This project implements
    Windows kernel API and NDIS (Network Driver Interface Specification) API
    within Linux kernel. A Windows driver for wireless network card is then
    linked to this implementation so that the driver runs natively, as though
    it is in Windows, without binary emulation.
    .
    This package contains the userspace tools. You will also need the kernel
    module package.
    Original-Maintainer: Julian Andres Klode <jak@debian.org>
    Homepage: http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/

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    Re: WNA3100 WIFI cannot install drivers

    Now let's see if we can fix the bcmwlhigh5 issue. I assume you have this file on your desktop:
    Downloaded:
    File Type: zip wna3100-drivers.zip (448.2 KB, 932 views)
    ...and that you right-clicked it and selected 'Extract Here.' Let's erase whatever is faulty:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -r ndiswrapper
    It may not be loaded; that's fine, please continue:
    Code:
    sudo rm -rf /etc/ndiswrapper/*
    cd Desktop/wna3100-drivers 
    sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwlhigh5.inf
    Please note and post any errors or warnings. If there are none, proceed:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    Is there life?
    Code:
    iwconfig
    dmesg | grep ndis
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    Re: WNA3100 WIFI cannot install drivers

    scott@scott-Inspiron-1750:~/Desktop/wna3100-drivers$ sudo modprobe -r ndiswrapper
    scott@scott-Inspiron-1750:~/Desktop/wna3100-drivers$ sudo rm -rf /etc/ndiswrapper/*
    scott@scott-Inspiron-1750:~/Desktop/wna3100-drivers$ sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwlhigh5.inf
    installing bcmwlhigh5 ...


    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper returns nothing

    scott@scott-Inspiron-1750:~/Desktop/wna3100-drivers$ iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    scott@scott-Inspiron-1750:~/Desktop/wna3100-drivers$ dmesg | grep ndis
    [ 763.403017] ndiswrapper version 1.57 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
    [ 763.693374] ndiswrapper (check_nt_hdr:141): kernel is 64-bit, but Windows driver is not 64-bit;bad magic: 010B
    [ 763.693382] ndiswrapper (load_sys_files:199): couldn't prepare driver 'bcmwlhigh5'
    [ 763.693498] ndiswrapper (load_wrap_driver:121): couldn't load driver 'bcmwlhigh5'
    [ 763.697636] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
    [ 783.761342] ndiswrapper (check_nt_hdr:141): kernel is 64-bit, but Windows driver is not 64-bit;bad magic: 010B
    [ 783.761351] ndiswrapper (load_sys_files:199): couldn't prepare driver 'bcmwlhigh5'
    [ 783.761459] ndiswrapper (load_wrap_driver:121): couldn't load driver 'bcmwlhigh5'


    looks like i need to find 64bit drivers

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    Re: WNA3100 WIFI cannot install drivers

    I tried the drivers that where installed on my 64bit windows 7 side but it did not like those drivers either. Guess I need to find xp drivers. Any ideas would be great. Netgear drivers is an exe file.

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    Re: WNA3100 WIFI cannot install drivers

    kernel is 64-bit, but Windows driver is not 64-bit;bad magic: 010B
    However, the .inf file clearly says:
    ;-----------------------------------------------------------------
    ; x64 (AMD64, Intel EM64T) - WinXP
    ;
    [BROADCOM.NTamd64]
    %BCM430ND_DeviceDesc% = BCM43XNMD, USB\VID_0846&PID_9020

    ;-----------------------------------------------------------------
    ; x86 - Win9x, Win2K, WinXP
    ;
    [BROADCOM]
    %BCM430ND_DeviceDesc% = BCM43XNMD, USB\VID_0846&PID_9020
    Please do the following terminal command:
    Code:
    sudo what the heck is wrong with you, can't you read, stupid ndiswrapper!!!
    Just kidding. Try these files. First erase the old:
    Code:
    sudo ndiswrapper -e bcmwlhigh5
    sudo rm -rf /etc/ndiswrapper/*
    After you've dragged and dropped the file I attached to your desktop, right-click and select 'Extract Here.' Then do:
    Code:
    cd Desktop/Broadcom_bcm43xx_USB_32_64bit_v2
    sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmn43xx64.inf
    dmesg |grep ndis
    Any errors, warnings, smoke, sparks?? If not, then do:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    iwconfig
    Any good news for old Chili??
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    Re: WNA3100 WIFI cannot install drivers

    SUCSESS!! I ended up starting windows xp in a VM and installed the drivers there from the exe file and then copied them from there. Thanks So much for all your help.

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    Re: WNA3100 WIFI cannot install drivers

    Awesome. Glad it's working.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: WNA3100 WIFI cannot install drivers

    I ran into another problem. Although it works, I have to run through the entire prossess in post #14 everytime I reboot. Any Ideas?

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