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Title: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: LeMiguel72 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.
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: mac 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.
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: LeMiguel72 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 :)
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: mac on March 27, 2014, 05:45:32 pm
Quote
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. 
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: PCNetSpec 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
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: LeMiguel72 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.
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: mac on March 27, 2014, 09:05:23 pm
Try it again using dkms (Dynamic Kernel Module Support)  in place of dmks.   :) 
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 27, 2014, 09:56:06 pm
Ooops typo .. fixed above  :-[
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: LeMiguel72 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?
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: PCNetSpec 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.
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: LeMiguel72 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 =\
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: PCNetSpec 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 ?
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: LeMiguel72 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:
(http://i.imgur.com/IWpv6g1.png)

I'm also 100% it's the correct password.
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: PCNetSpec 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

?

[EDIT]

Can you also post the output from:
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uname -a
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: LeMiguel72 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.
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 28, 2014, 03:17:33 pm
What;'s the output from:
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uname -a



Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: LeMiguel72 on March 28, 2014, 03:18:28 pm
What;'s the output from:
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uname -a

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Linux Mirthe-PC 3.8.0-35-generic #50-Ubuntu SMP Tue Dec 3 01:25:33 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 28, 2014, 03:27:08 pm
OK, fire up

menu > System Tools > Windows Wireless Drivers

highlight the driver and click the "Remove Driver button" button .. do that for ANYTHING listed there, until it's empty.

Now open a terminal and run these commands in sequence:
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cd ~/Desktop
then
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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11876059/0846_9011.zip
then
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unzip 0846_9011.zip

back in

menu > System Tools > Windows Wireless Drivers

click the "Install New Driver" button

navigate to the

/home/YOUR_USERNAME/Desktop/0846_9011/32bit

directory, and select the bcmn43xx32.inf file,

Click "Install".

Does is still find your network .. and will it now accept your password ?

Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: LeMiguel72 on March 28, 2014, 03:35:44 pm
It still finds my network, but it also still doesn't accept my password..  :(
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 28, 2014, 03:41:52 pm
Does it connect and work if you temporarily disable wireless security in your router ?
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 28, 2014, 03:47:17 pm
Is there any output from:
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dmesg | grep ndis
?
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: LeMiguel72 on March 28, 2014, 03:52:38 pm
I might be overlooking it but I can seem to completely disable wireless security. However, when I set up a unsecured hotspot through my phone, it does connect. It also connects when I set up a password. I tried the same thing with I driver I had previously installed, but it didn't work then.

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[   19.459949] ndiswrapper version 1.58 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
[   20.661682] ndiswrapper: driver bcmwlhigh5 (Netgear,11/05/2009, 5.60.180.11) loaded
[   20.990931] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
[ 3790.197486] usbcore: deregistering interface driver ndiswrapper
[ 3790.220989] ndiswrapper: device wlan0 removed
[ 3790.232480] ndiswrapper version 1.58 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
[ 3790.534730] ndiswrapper: driver bcmn43xx32 (,08/26/2009, 5.10.79.30) loaded
[ 3790.564518] ndiswrapper (mp_init:211): couldn't initialize device: C0000001
[ 3790.564528] ndiswrapper (pnp_start_device:395): Windows driver couldn't initialize the device (C0000001)
[ 3790.564540] ndiswrapper (mp_halt:254): device f2fc3500 is not initialized - not halting
[ 3790.564544] ndiswrapper: device eth%d removed
[ 3790.564668] ndiswrapper: probe of 1-3:1.0 failed with error -22
[ 3790.564754] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
[ 3825.294194] ndiswrapper: driver bcmn43xx32 (,08/26/2009, 5.10.79.30) loaded
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 28, 2014, 04:05:16 pm
What type of encryption are you using

a) on the phones hotspot

and

b) in the router

I'm reading that WPA2-PSK might be a problem with that adapter .. I'm still reading now
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: LeMiguel72 on March 28, 2014, 04:07:39 pm
Phone - WPA2 PSK
Router - WPA/WPA2 PSK
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 28, 2014, 04:13:37 pm
Try setting your router to WPA2 only, not mixed-mode WPA and WPA2
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: LeMiguel72 on March 28, 2014, 04:23:22 pm
Still zilch :(
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 28, 2014, 04:28:38 pm
This may sound daft, but have you tried changing the WPA2 password in the router to whatever you used for the phones hotspot ?

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If that still doesn't work, can you (with your phones hotspot turned on) post the output from:
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iwlist scanning
and
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iwconfig

and point out which is your router and phone's SSID .. so we can compare them.
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: LeMiguel72 on March 28, 2014, 04:34:33 pm
Well, I used the same password for my phones hotspot as I do for my routers, so the exact password shouldn't be the problem.. boy do I feel annoying  :P
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 28, 2014, 04:43:19 pm
See the edit above
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: LeMiguel72 on March 28, 2014, 04:51:15 pm
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wlan0     Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 18:3F:47:4F:9F:77
                    ESSID:"Android Hotspot"
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
                    Mode:Master
                    Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                    Quality:90/100  Signal level:-38 dBm  Noise level:-96 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Extra:bcn_int=100
                    Extra:atim=0
                    IE: Unknown: 000F416E64726F696420486F7473706F74
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B0C12961824
                    IE: Unknown: 030101
                    IE: Unknown: 0706555320010B1B
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1A2C0001FF00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D1601000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101000003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
          Cell 02 - Address: 00:26:F2:0A:80:4C
                    ESSID:"Ziggo933928"
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
                    Mode:Master
                    Frequency:2.417 GHz (Channel 2)
                    Quality:23/100  Signal level:-81 dBm  Noise level:-96 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Extra:bcn_int=100
                    Extra:atim=0
                    IE: Unknown: 000B5A6967676F393333393238
                    IE: Unknown: 010882840B162430486C
                    IE: Unknown: 030102
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: Unknown: 2F0100
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1A7E181BFFFF000001000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D16020D1600000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: DD7C0050F204104A00011010440001021041000100103B000103104700102BC90A18015BD1B111A9420EE15DB9C81021000D4E4554474541522C20496E632E10230009574E5233353030763210240009574E523335303076321042000230311054000800060050F204000110110009574E52333530307632100800020084
                    IE: Unknown: DD090010180201F0050000
                    IE: WPA Version 1
                        Group Cipher : TKIP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                    IE: Unknown: DD1E00904C337E181BFFFF000001000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: DD1A00904C34020D1600000000000000000000000000000000000000
          Cell 03 - Address: 1C:C6:3C:11:D1:16
                    ESSID:"Plantenbak"
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
                    Mode:Master
                    Frequency:2.452 GHz (Channel 9)
                    Quality:51/100  Signal level:-63 dBm  Noise level:-96 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              18 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Extra:bcn_int=100
                    Extra:atim=0
                    IE: Unknown: 000A506C616E74656E62616B
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B961224486C
                    IE: Unknown: 030109
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0104
                    IE: Unknown: 32040C183060
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1A6C0017FFFF0000000000000000000000000000000C0000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D1609000700000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3E0100
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101000003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                    IE: Unknown: 0B05050046127A
                    IE: Unknown: 7F0101
                    IE: Unknown: DD910050F204104A00011010440001021041000100103B00010310470010000000000000000300001CC63C11D1171021000B436F72706F726174696F6E1023000B564756373531394B5732321024000B30322E30302E31333076321042000A4A3230373034333733331054000800060050F204000110110014576972656C65737320526F757465722857464129100800020084
                    IE: Unknown: 07064E4C20010D10

lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

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wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"Android Hotspot"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: 18:3F:47:4F:9F:77   
          Bit Rate=72 Mb/s   Tx-Power:32 dBm   
          RTS thr:2347 B   Fragment thr:2346 B   
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:93/100  Signal level:-36 dBm  Noise level:-96 dBm
          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.

My router's SSID is Plantenbak and my phone's is Android Hotspot
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 28, 2014, 05:07:09 pm
OK, I'm stumped .. besides your phone using a different wireless channel, the signal strength, and the fact your phone is offering lower speeds connections I can see no difference.

Are you sure you haven't got something like mac address filtering switched on in the router ?

Maybe try changing the routers channel to 11 (or 1 as the phone is offering)
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: LeMiguel72 on March 28, 2014, 05:14:15 pm
I'm sure I don't have mac address filtering switched on, I just checked. Changing the routers channel to 1 or 11 doesn't do anything new either
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 28, 2014, 05:19:25 pm
OK, I'm outa ideas here

this adapter is one huge pain in Linux .. most people never get it working.

I'll keep looking for a while and post if I find anything useful, but I wouldn't hold your breath.

Is that the only wireless adapter you have ?
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: LeMiguel72 on March 28, 2014, 05:34:20 pm
I have a WiFiMAX adapter, but I only ever used that to connect my nintendo ds with.. can you work that?  :-\
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0ace:1215 ZyDAS ZD1211B 802.11g
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 28, 2014, 06:05:45 pm
Can you plug it in and post the output from:
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lsusb
and
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sudo lshw -C network

If it's what I think it is, it should work out of the box with the zd1211rw driver

0ACE:1215
maybe ?
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: LeMiguel72 on March 28, 2014, 06:13:17 pm
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Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0ace:1215 ZyDAS ZD1211B 802.11g
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  *-network
       description: Wireless interface
       physical id: 1
       bus info: usb@1:3
       logical name: wlan1
       serial: 00:0e:8e:0d:b4:02
       capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=zd1211rw driverversion=3.8.0-35-generic firmware=4725 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 28, 2014, 06:19:16 pm
Looks like it's good to go .. will it connect ?
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: LeMiguel72 on March 28, 2014, 06:23:00 pm
Yeah.. it actually connected  :o The signal isn't that great, but hey-- it's working ;D
Thank you so much for your help!
Title: Re: Having trouble installing drivers for Netgear WNDA3100v2
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 28, 2014, 06:44:55 pm
No problem :)