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Old 03-23-2014, 05:21 PM
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Netgear N300 wireless USB adapter WNA3100

I am trying to get my Netgear N300 wireless USB adapter WNA3100 to work in Ubuntu 12.04. On my dual boot W7 & Ubntu 12.04 HD I have it working in W7 but cannot get it to work in Ubuntu 12.04. I have tried several things I found, but so far nothing works.


Does anybody have a way to get the wireless adapter to work?
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:51 PM
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I am trying to get my Netgear N300 wireless USB adapter WNA3100 to work in Ubuntu 12.04. On my dual boot W7 & Ubntu 12.04 HD I have it working in W7 but cannot get it to work in Ubuntu 12.04. I have tried several things I found, but so far nothing works.


Does anybody have a way to get the wireless adapter to work?
What have you tried?
Did you install ndiswrapper ?
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:49 PM
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What have you tried?
Did you install ndiswrapper ?
I just discovered I don't have it and am not sure of the steps to install it.

I am looking to find out what I need to do.

Well, I was wrong. Synaptic Package Manager says it is installed.
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type in terminal - iwconfig and tell me what is says
type in terminal - ndiswrapper -l and tell me what it says

from looking at different forums this could be a tough one to do

https://www.google.com/search?client...hannel=suggest

this is a list to look for the driver http://linux-wless.passys.nl/query_p...ndname=Netgear

from here http://linux-wless.passys.nl/
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type in terminal - iwconfig and tell me what is says
type in terminal - ndiswrapper -l and tell me what it says

from looking at different forums this could be a tough one to do

https://www.google.com/search?client...hannel=suggest

this is a list to look for the driver http://linux-wless.passys.nl/query_p...ndname=Netgear

from here http://linux-wless.passys.nl/
I have tried just about all suggestions in those sites and cannot get it to connect. I just uninstalled everything so I could start over fresh.
Here are the settings you wanted.

iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

ndiswrapper -l
bcmwlhigh5 : driver installed
device (0846:9020) present
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:55 PM
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I cannot get the wireless to connect no matter what I try, so I am giving up on trying to get this WNA3100 to work in Ubuntu 12.04. I have ordered a wireless adapter that is supposed to be linux compatable. Will see how it works when I get it.
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Update:
I cannot get the wireless to connect no matter what I try, so I am giving up on trying to get this WNA3100 to work in Ubuntu 12.04. I have ordered a wireless adapter that is supposed to be linux compatable. Will see how it works when I get it.
This does not have anything to do with your problem with the wireless adapter but if you would look at my thread about installing Adobe Flash Player, without my having any success, it seems that Ubuntu is full of problems that mortal man cannot solve!
Maybe if you install Linux Mint 16, you will have better luck. It seems to work quite easily for me.
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This does not have anything to do with your problem with the wireless adapter but if you would look at my thread about installing Adobe Flash Player, without my having any success, it seems that Ubuntu is full of problems that mortal man cannot solve!
Maybe if you install Linux Mint 16, you will have better luck. It seems to work quite easily for me.
I just got to my son's house and just got everything set up. Since I am in an apt about 200 ft. from the house I hooked up his wireless amplifier and I have 5 bars. so it appears I am ready to go.

Ahduncu, Thanks for the reply. I have tried both Mint 15 and 16. As with all OS's (Windows or Linux) there are good and not so good points. I have been using Ubuntu for several years now and I am comfortable with it for what I want to do.

This WNA3100 wireless I believe is just not compatible with Linux. It might have to do with the computer also. I don't know. This is the first time I could not install something in Ubuntu.
My new Linux compatible Wireless Adapter should be here Thursday. Will let you know how it works.
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My new Linux compatible Wireless Adapter should be here Thursday. Will let you know how it works.
Recieved the RealTex 8191 today. Just plugged it into the Ubuntu 12.04 and it connected to the internet. So for now I have the Netgear on Windows and RealTex for Ubuntu. For now I am a happy camper for the few days I am here.
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