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    nothing works to get my netgear WNA3100 working.

    hello guys/gals my system is ubuntu 12.04 X64 and my wireless device is the netgear WNA3100 bcm43231 i have tried everything i can find on getting this to work and i just can not get anything to work coorectly, so what should i do first ?

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    Re: nothing works to get my netgear WNA3100 working.

    Welcome to the forums. What have you done already? Is this a USB device? What happens when you plug it in? With the dongle plugged in (or even if it's an internal wireless card) please do the following:

    1/ Look in 'Additional Drivers'. Is there anything in there related to b43 or STA?
    2/ Right click on the network icon. Is 'Enable Networking' and 'Enable Wireless' ticked?
    3/ Run the following two commands, one at a time, in a terminal and post the output back here, please (Accessories>Terminal):

    Code:
    sudo lshw -C network
    iwconfig
    I know this sounds odd, but are you sure it wasn't working when you plugged it in? Did anything happen? Not the same as Win or Mac; many drivers for wireless cards and other things are already included in the Ubuntu kernel and therefore don't need to be installed (and installing unecessary ones can be problematic so hold your fire until we find out what's already in there from the commands above).

    With the dongle in, what happens when you left click on the network icon? Does it show any nearby networks for you to connect to? If so, what happens when you try to connect to yours?

    Failing all this, you might like to peruse:

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=bcm43231+u...12.04&kl=au-en

    A quick scan shows that chipset has been problematic in the past. I have no idea whether it is in the present.
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; August 2nd, 2013 at 07:37 PM.

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    Re: nothing works to get my netgear WNA3100 working.

    i have treid every type of install with ndiswrapper i have found and they just do not work, the WNA3100 is a usb card, i do not have additional drivers at all in my system settings surprisingly :( dont know what thats about. i know a bit about linux in general im definatly not new to it :) but this is just driving me nuts! lol


    Code:
    micheal@micheal-desktop:~$ lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c22d Logitech, Inc. G510 Gaming Keyboard
    Bus 003 Device 003: ID 046d:c06b Logitech, Inc. G700 Wireless Gaming Mouse
    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:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0846:9020 NetGear, Inc. WNA3100(v1) Wireless-N 300 [Broadcom BCM43231]
    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 03f0:7211 Hewlett-Packard
    Code:
    micheal@micheal-desktop:~$ sudo lshw -C network
    [sudo] password for micheal: 
      *-network               
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
           vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 06
           serial: 00:25:22:e7:db:7b
           size: 1Gbit/s
           capacity: 1Gbit/s
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw ip=192.168.1.155 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=1Gbit/s
           resources: irq:45 ioport:d000(size=256) memory:dc104000-dc104fff memory:dc100000-dc103fff
    Code:
    micheal@micheal-desktop:~$ iwconfig
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    lo        no wireless extensions.

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    Re: nothing works to get my netgear WNA3100 working.

    Hi Micheal,

    I'm currently experiencing the same issues with a laptop I just got. This is a caused by a bug thats making problems with the broadcom drivers.
    here's a similar thread; http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1967515
    and I've found more about this particular problem on google. seems that the drivers are 'blacklisted' by ubuntu somehow.
    Now I have to go offline but tommorrow I want to look into getting the wlan fixed for my laptop, if you still have no solution I'll keep u posted and if u found a fix I'd love to know

    Good luck, hope this little info will help you a bit.


    Rob

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    Re: nothing works to get my netgear WNA3100 working.

    Quote Originally Posted by micheal2 View Post
    i have treid every type of install with ndiswrapper i have found and they just do not work,

    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0846:9020 NetGear, Inc. WNA3100(v1) Wireless-N 300 [Broadcom BCM43231]
    What interesting messages do you find here?
    Code:
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    dmesg | grep ndis
    Thanks.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: nothing works to get my netgear WNA3100 working.

    when i run
    Code:
    sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
    the terminal just sits there forever and does nothing

    Code:
    micheal@micheal-desktop:~$ dmesg | grep ndis
    [ 8569.535599] ndiswrapper version 1.58 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
    [ 8761.177605]  [<ffffffffa04c8d79>] load_wrap_driver+0x119/0x1d0 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 8761.177628]  [<ffffffffa04d84eb>] wrap_pnp_start_device+0x3b/0x2c0 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 8761.177656]  [<ffffffffa04d9013>] wrap_pnp_start_usb_device+0xf3/0x130 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 8761.177725]  [<ffffffffa04ca282>] loader_init+0xc2/0x150 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 8761.177737]  [<ffffffffa04820a0>] wrapper_init+0xa0/0x1000 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 8881.178437]  [<ffffffffa04c8d79>] load_wrap_driver+0x119/0x1d0 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 8881.178461]  [<ffffffffa04d84eb>] wrap_pnp_start_device+0x3b/0x2c0 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 8881.178489]  [<ffffffffa04d9013>] wrap_pnp_start_usb_device+0xf3/0x130 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 8881.178558]  [<ffffffffa04ca282>] loader_init+0xc2/0x150 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 8881.178569]  [<ffffffffa04820a0>] wrapper_init+0xa0/0x1000 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9001.179251]  [<ffffffffa04c8d79>] load_wrap_driver+0x119/0x1d0 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9001.179275]  [<ffffffffa04d84eb>] wrap_pnp_start_device+0x3b/0x2c0 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9001.179303]  [<ffffffffa04d9013>] wrap_pnp_start_usb_device+0xf3/0x130 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9001.179372]  [<ffffffffa04ca282>] loader_init+0xc2/0x150 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9001.179383]  [<ffffffffa04820a0>] wrapper_init+0xa0/0x1000 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9121.180076]  [<ffffffffa04c8d79>] load_wrap_driver+0x119/0x1d0 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9121.180099]  [<ffffffffa04d84eb>] wrap_pnp_start_device+0x3b/0x2c0 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9121.180127]  [<ffffffffa04d9013>] wrap_pnp_start_usb_device+0xf3/0x130 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9121.180196]  [<ffffffffa04ca282>] loader_init+0xc2/0x150 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9121.180208]  [<ffffffffa04820a0>] wrapper_init+0xa0/0x1000 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9241.180904]  [<ffffffffa04c8d79>] load_wrap_driver+0x119/0x1d0 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9241.180927]  [<ffffffffa04d84eb>] wrap_pnp_start_device+0x3b/0x2c0 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9241.180955]  [<ffffffffa04d9013>] wrap_pnp_start_usb_device+0xf3/0x130 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9241.181024]  [<ffffffffa04ca282>] loader_init+0xc2/0x150 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9241.181035]  [<ffffffffa04820a0>] wrapper_init+0xa0/0x1000 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9361.181732]  [<ffffffffa04c8d79>] load_wrap_driver+0x119/0x1d0 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9361.181755]  [<ffffffffa04d84eb>] wrap_pnp_start_device+0x3b/0x2c0 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9361.181783]  [<ffffffffa04d9013>] wrap_pnp_start_usb_device+0xf3/0x130 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9361.181852]  [<ffffffffa04ca282>] loader_init+0xc2/0x150 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9361.181863]  [<ffffffffa04820a0>] wrapper_init+0xa0/0x1000 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9481.182558]  [<ffffffffa04c8d79>] load_wrap_driver+0x119/0x1d0 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9481.182582]  [<ffffffffa04d84eb>] wrap_pnp_start_device+0x3b/0x2c0 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9481.182610]  [<ffffffffa04d9013>] wrap_pnp_start_usb_device+0xf3/0x130 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9481.182679]  [<ffffffffa04ca282>] loader_init+0xc2/0x150 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9481.182690]  [<ffffffffa04820a0>] wrapper_init+0xa0/0x1000 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9601.183380]  [<ffffffffa04c8d79>] load_wrap_driver+0x119/0x1d0 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9601.183403]  [<ffffffffa04d84eb>] wrap_pnp_start_device+0x3b/0x2c0 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9601.183431]  [<ffffffffa04d9013>] wrap_pnp_start_usb_device+0xf3/0x130 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9601.183500]  [<ffffffffa04ca282>] loader_init+0xc2/0x150 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9601.183512]  [<ffffffffa04820a0>] wrapper_init+0xa0/0x1000 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9721.184205]  [<ffffffffa04c8d79>] load_wrap_driver+0x119/0x1d0 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9721.184228]  [<ffffffffa04d84eb>] wrap_pnp_start_device+0x3b/0x2c0 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9721.184256]  [<ffffffffa04d9013>] wrap_pnp_start_usb_device+0xf3/0x130 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9721.184326]  [<ffffffffa04ca282>] loader_init+0xc2/0x150 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9721.184337]  [<ffffffffa04820a0>] wrapper_init+0xa0/0x1000 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9841.185034]  [<ffffffffa04c8d79>] load_wrap_driver+0x119/0x1d0 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9841.185057]  [<ffffffffa04d84eb>] wrap_pnp_start_device+0x3b/0x2c0 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9841.185084]  [<ffffffffa04d9013>] wrap_pnp_start_usb_device+0xf3/0x130 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9841.185153]  [<ffffffffa04ca282>] loader_init+0xc2/0x150 [ndiswrapper]
    [ 9841.185164]  [<ffffffffa04820a0>] wrapper_init+0xa0/0x1000 [ndiswrapper]

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    Re: nothing works to get my netgear WNA3100 working.

    That's an unhappy system right there. Let's dig a bit deeper:
    Code:
    ndiswrapper -l
    lsb_release -a
    Where did you get your .inf and .sys files? From one of my postings here on the forum?
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: nothing works to get my netgear WNA3100 working.

    yea and its a fresh install of 12.10 aside from following your guide and about 4 or so others which all pretty much say to do the same things.

    Code:
    micheal@micheal-desktop:~$ ndiswrapper -l
    bcmwlhigh5 : invalid driver!

    Code:
    micheal@micheal-desktop:~$ lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
    Description:    Ubuntu 12.10
    Release:    12.10
    Codename:    quantal

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    Re: nothing works to get my netgear WNA3100 working.

    bcmwlhigh5 : invalid driver!
    There you have it. Is your system 32- or 64-bit?
    Code:
    arch
    I have a few files around here. Once I know your particulars, I'll attach them and we'll try to get it working.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: nothing works to get my netgear WNA3100 working.

    its a 64bit x86_64 i actually have the files from one of your other posts but they didnt work lol

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