Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: NETGEAR WNA3100 Problem installing drivers

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Beans
    4

    Unhappy NETGEAR WNA3100 Problem installing drivers

    Hello,

    I installed Ubuntu studio 13.04 2 days ago because i wanted to record videos for Minecraft.
    So i installed Minecraft with some trouble but it works now .

    only problem is i cant get my NETGEAR WNA3100 to work with ubuntu studio

    (i am currently connected with a network cable running through the complete house to my router)

    i searched on the forums and tryed several different solutions but none of them worked

    maybe someone can give me a fresh start!

    i ran this command:

    lspci | grep Wireless

    and got nothing on screen.

    System exists of:

    320GB HDD with Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit and an 500GB HDD with windows 7 Pro 64-Bit


    if you need more info please say so and i will try to provide as much as possible!

    Niels

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    South Carolina, USA
    Beans
    20,789
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

    Re: NETGEAR WNA3100 Problem installing drivers

    lspci | grep Wireless
    Please try:
    Code:
    lsusb
    It is a USB device and not a PCI, correct? http://www.netgear.com/home/products.../WNA3100.aspx#

    When you find the ID, search this forum for the details and find 163,000 posts about how to get it going. It may look something like this:
    0846:9020 NetGear, Inc. WNA3100(v1) Wireless-N 300 [Broadcom BCM43231]
    As there are several versions of this device, be sure to match the usb.id I've highlighted.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Beans
    4

    Re: NETGEAR WNA3100 Problem installing drivers

    so i followed your advise and searched on the forums and used the USB command instead of the PCI command and here is the result ((because it didnt worked) for your information this is the first time i did the commands, and i installed ndiswrapper yesterday)

    I did:

    Code:
    lsusb
    I get this:

    Code:
    niels@ubuntu:~$ lsusb
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0403:6001 Future Technology Devices International, Ltd FT232 USB-Serial (UART) IC
    Bus 007 Device 002: ID 0582:012a Roland Corp. 
    Bus 008 Device 002: ID 046d:c05a Logitech, Inc. Optical Mouse M90
    Bus 008 Device 003: ID 046d:c31c Logitech, Inc. Keyboard K120 for Business
    Bus 009 Device 002: ID 0846:9020 NetGear, Inc. WNA3100(v1) Wireless-N 300 [Broadcom BCM43231]
    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:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 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 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 009 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 010 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    niels@ubuntu:~$
    then i followed the instructions from this thread:
    ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1946875&highlight=NetGear%2C+WNA3 100(v1)+Wireless-N+300+[Broadcom+BCM43231]

    So i did this:

    Code:
    sudo ndiswrapper -e bcmwlhigh5
    I get this:
    Code:
    niels@ubuntu:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -e bcmwlhigh5
    [sudo] password for niels: 
    couldn't delete /etc/ndiswrapper/bcmwlhigh5: No such file or directory
    niels@ubuntu:~$
    Then i did this:

    Code:
    sudo rm -rf /etc/ndiswrapper/*
    I get this:
    Code:
    niels@ubuntu:~$ sudo rm -rf /etc/ndiswrapper/*
    [sudo] password for niels: 
    niels@ubuntu:~$
    Then i did this
    I downloaded the file attached and put it on my desktop like said in the post
    Code:
    sudo ndiswrapper -i Desktop/wna3100-drivers/bcmwlhigh5.inf
    Then i get this: (this is weird because with the previuos command we deleted it right?)

    Code:
    niels@ubuntu:~$ sudo ndiswrapper -i Desktop/wna3100-drivers/bcmwlhigh5.inf
    [sudo] password for niels: 
    driver bcmwlhigh5 is already installed
    niels@ubuntu:~$
    Well i continued because it says it is installed

    so i did this:
    Code:
    ndiswrapper -l
    and got this: (maybe because of the 64 and 32 bit drivers?)
    Code:
    niels@ubuntu:~$ ndiswrapper -l
    bcmwlhigh5 : invalid driver!
    niels@ubuntu:~$
    I got a 64 bit version version of Ubuntu Studio 13.04 so maybe these drivers are for 32bit?

    maybe you can help me because as far as i know i didnt do something wrong (but i am new though so i could have done something stupid/wrong without knowing)

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    South Carolina, USA
    Beans
    20,789
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

    Re: NETGEAR WNA3100 Problem installing drivers

    Let's see what the message logs have to say:
    Code:
    dmesg | grep ndis
    maybe because of the 64 and 32 bit drivers?
    Probably; let's see what the logs say.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •