64 bit Mint 14 and Netgear WNDA3100 USB NIC [SOLVED]

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64 bit Mint 14 and Netgear WNDA3100 USB NIC [SOLVED]

Postby ski98033 on Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:50 am


Took me a bit to figure this all out, but since I did I thought I would post my solution for others. Steps to getting this to work with LinuxMint 14 are:

First get and install the windows drivers.
1. Download the ndiswrapper drivers (attached). Make sure you download the correct version (32 or 64 bit)
2. Enter unzip Broadcom_bcm43xx_USB_64bit_v2.zip
3. Enter cd Broadcom_bcm43xx_USB_64bit_v2
3. Enter sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmn43xx64.inf
4. Enter ndiswrapper -l to verify it worked. You should see something like:

bcmn43xx64 : driver installed
device (0846:9011) present

Now we have to get the kernel module working as the version in linux mint 14 does not have the kernel module and its source fails with I try to compile it.
5. First use synaptic and search on ndiswrapper. Make sure that ndiswrapper-dkms and ndiswrapper-source are NOT installed.
6. Download the latest version of ndiswrapper (attached)
7. Enter tar -zxvf ndiswrapper-1.58rc1.tar.gz
8. Enter cd ndiswrapper-1.58rc1
9. Enter make uninstall
10. Enter make
11. Enter sudo make install
12. Enter sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

Plug in the Netgear and enter iwconfig to see it.


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Re: 64 bit Mint 14 and Netgear WNDA3100 USB NIC [SOLVED]

Postby geogeogeo on Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:28 pm


The instructions above do work for 2.4GHz with the following security options : None, WEP, WPA-PSK

I could not connect to a 5GHz nor could I with WPA2, which means that you would be limited to a 54Mbps speeds.

I suppose the problem has to do with the driver itself. Could there be a more specific updated drivers for WNDA3100V2?
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Re: 64 bit Mint 14 and Netgear WNDA3100 USB NIC [SOLVED]

Postby mhbell on Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:56 pm

excellent post. I followed the instructions and it worked for me after trying other posts and forums I stumbled on this one downloaded the attachments and it worked. Thank you very much
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Re: 64 bit Mint 14 and Netgear WNDA3100 USB NIC [SOLVED]

Postby positonic on Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:34 pm

At step 9, I get an error about permissions, which I solved by typing
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, that let me run it.

But then I get an error againat step 10:
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positonic@positonic-System-Product-Name ~/Downloads/ndiswrapper-1.58rc1 $ makemake -C utils
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/positonic/Downloads/ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/utils'
make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/positonic/Downloads/ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/utils'
make -C driver
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/positonic/Downloads/ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver'

Cannot find kernel build files in /usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-37-generic
Please give the path to kernel build directory with
the KBUILD=<path> argument to make

make[1]: *** [config_check] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/positonic/Downloads/ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver'
make: *** [driver] Error 2

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