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Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
« on: March 27, 2014, 03:05:28 pm »
I'm having trouble installing my netgear wnda3100v2.
I've installed every ndiswrapper package there was to be found, but I keep getting a FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found error.

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inxi -f
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CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium 4 CPU (-HT-) cache: 2048 KB 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 2400.00 MHz 2: 2400.00 MHz
           CPU Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts
           acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx lm constant_tsc pebs bts pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl
           est tm2 cid cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm

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lsusb
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Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0846:9011 NetGear, Inc. WNDA3100v2 802.11abgn [Broadcom BCM4323]
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 09da:054f A4 Tech Co., Ltd
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c316 Logitech, Inc. HID-Compliant Keyboard
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 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

I don know if I need to provide any other info, but if I do then please tell me and I'll gladly do so.

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Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2014, 03:33:48 pm »
Hi LeMiguel72 and welcome to the forum.

Try posting your system specs again using the following code (it's an upper case F)
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inxi -F

Go to menu>Preferences>Software & Updates (it make take a minute to load)
Open Additional Drivers (far right tab) and see if any Broadcom propriety drivers are offered.

I'm assuming you can get online via ethernet.
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Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2014, 05:30:51 pm »
Hi mac, thanks for your reply.

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inxi -F
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System:    Host: Mirthe-PC Kernel: 3.8.0-35-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Four
Machine:   Mobo: FUJITSU SIEMENS model: MS-7275-VB version: 1.2 Bios: American Megatrends version: V3.14 date: 02/26/2007
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium 4 CPU (-HT-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 2400.00 MHz 2: 2400.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200/1100]
           X.Org: 1.13.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1280x1024@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RC410 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.1.7
Audio:     Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.8.0-35-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ driver: 8139too
           IF: eth0 state: unknown speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:19:db:76:1a:1e
           Card-2: NetGear WNDA3100v2 802.11abgn [Broadcom BCM4323]
           IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (11.0% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST3250820AS size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 228G used: 26G (12%) fs: ext4 ID: /boot size: 228M used: 54M (25%) fs: ext2
           ID: swap-1 size: 1.47GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 168 Uptime: 2:44 Memory: 701.9/1382.6MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4

None show up at the Additional Drivers tab and yes, I can get online via ethernet, but I prefer wifi, since the ethernet cable I'm using is actually my ITV's cable :)

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Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2014, 05:45:32 pm »
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I can get online via ethernet, but I prefer wifi

Of course.  I was asking because the simple installation of the drivers requires an internet connection.
PCNetSpec (or perhaps another networking guru) will probably find your post soon.  Meanwhile I'll see if I can
learn anything that might help. 
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Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2014, 07:07:02 pm »
If you want to try ndiswrapper, run:
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sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms ndisgtk ndiswrapper-dkms

then use:-

menu > System Tools > Windows Wireless Drivers

to install the Windows drivers



Meanwhile I'lll see if I can find a linux native option
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Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2014, 08:02:19 pm »
Hi, thanks for your reply.
I ran what you said and this is what I got:
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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package dmks
Is that last sentence supposed to happen? I do have ndiswrapper-dmks installed.

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Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2014, 09:05:23 pm »
Try it again using dkms (Dynamic Kernel Module Support)  in place of dmks.   :) 
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Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2014, 09:56:06 pm »
Ooops typo .. fixed above  :-[
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Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2014, 02:38:45 pm »
Thank you both. My wifi usb is working now.
I still have one problem; when I try to connect to my network it keeps asking for the network's password over and over, while I know I entered it correctly. Any ideas?

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Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2014, 02:42:15 pm »
When connecting to a wireless network with networkmanager, you will prompt for 2 passwords

The first will be a re3quest for "Authenticcation" .. this one wants your Peppermint password

the second  will request your wireless key/password .. this one wants the WEP / WPA(2) key to connect to your router.
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Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2014, 02:44:26 pm »
It will prompt for 2 passwords

the first wil mention "Authenticcation" .. this one requires your Peppermint password

the second on will require your wireless key.
Thank you but I figured that :p
Entering my Peppermint password is no problem, the wireless key is. It keeps prompting me for the password =\

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Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2014, 02:48:17 pm »
If you're 100% sure you're entering the key properly, then it's highly likely a driver issue.

I take it you used the Windows drivers via ndiswrapper ?
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Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2014, 02:54:38 pm »
Yeah I did and I'm pretty sure it's correctly installed, cause it scans for and finds my network just fine:


I'm also 100% it's the correct password.

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Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2014, 03:02:33 pm »
Just because it finds the network doesn't mean it's handling the wpa_supplicant (for encryption) properly

Where did you get the drivers .. and did you use the GUI front end for ndiswrapper to install them

menu > System Tools > Windows Wireless Drivers

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Can you also post the output from:
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Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2014, 03:07:26 pm »
Ah I didn't know that. I got the drivers from here: http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/22158/~/software-version-2.1.0.3
Installed them with wine, located the .inf file and then installed them using the GUI front end.