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Thread: Netgear WNA3100 issues Linux Mint 32-bit

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    Netgear WNA3100 issues Linux Mint 32-bit

    Trying to get my wireless adapter to work on my desktop. Currently running Linux Mint 16 32-bit.

    Code:
    lprchn-pc@Lprchn ~ $ dmesg | grep ndis
    lprchn-pc@Lprchn ~ $
    Code:
    lprchn-pc@Lprchn ~ $ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    [sudo] password for lprchn-pc: 
    FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.
    Code:
    lprchn-pc@Lprchn ~ $ ndiswrapper -l
    bcmwlhigh5 : driver installed
        device (0846:9020) present
    Thanks!

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    Re: Netgear WNA3100 issues Linux Mint 32-bit

    Well, I was really hoping your thread would be on the Mint forum, but if the moderators don't catch us, let's try it here. With a working wired ethernet connection, do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-dkms
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    If that doesn't solve it, we will use a bigger hammer.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Netgear WNA3100 issues Linux Mint 32-bit

    Snap, wasn't aware there was a Mint forum. Hopefully they just move it and not delete it.

    Code:
    DKMS: install completed.
    lprchn-pc@Lprchn ~ $
    Done, then:

    Code:
    lprchn-pc@Lprchn ~ $ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    lprchn-pc@Lprchn ~ $

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    Re: Netgear WNA3100 issues Linux Mint 32-bit

    Alright! Now ndiswrapper loaded cleanly. What about:
    Code:
    dmesg | grep ndis
    iwconfig
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Netgear WNA3100 issues Linux Mint 32-bit

    Code:
    lprchn-pc@Lprchn ~ $ dmesg | grep ndis
    [21470.600921] ndiswrapper version 1.58 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
    [21471.014366] ndiswrapper: driver bcmwlhigh5 (Netgear,11/05/2009, 5.60.180.11) loaded
    [21471.620463] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
    lprchn-pc@Lprchn ~ $ iwconfig
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
              Bit Rate:300 Mb/s   Tx-Power:32 dBm   
              RTS thr:2347 B   Fragment thr:2346 B   
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.

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    Re: Netgear WNA3100 issues Linux Mint 32-bit

    I see nothing wrong there! Can you click the Network Manager icon, see your network and connect? Does it scan?
    Code:
    sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
    We needn't see the whole list; just tell us if you get scan results or, if not, what the message is.

    Generally, if it scans, it connects.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Netgear WNA3100 issues Linux Mint 32-bit

    Restarted computer and did a little work in networking and the wireless is up and running! Thanks again Chili

    Now, the last time it worked, the very next day it decided not to connect. So, I'll let you know if it decides to follow the same path.

    Thanks again man.

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    Re: Netgear WNA3100 issues Linux Mint 32-bit

    Glad it's working. By the way, next time please check here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/ I regularly post there, as well.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Netgear WNA3100 issues Linux Mint 32-bit

    Will do, thanks!

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    Re: Netgear WNA3100 issues Linux Mint 32-bit

    Chili555 I've been having issues with my WN3100 adapter as well. I noticed you come up in countless threads that I've searched up about the matter. Based on your knowledge would I be able to connect to WPA2? I can connect to WEP but my speed takes a huge toll and without encryption is just a no go since I live in an apartment building. I didn't think I should post a new thread. Thanks

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