Ubuntu: NDISWRAPPER NetGear N300, still not working



Question:

Frustration beyond anything in Windows! I have used 12.10 on HP Laptop no issues, decided to go with 12.10 on Desktop (AMD32), every thing went fine until loading USB Wireless drivers. Loaded/Unloaded NDISWRAPPER what seems like 40 times, applied and finally did a build (make, make install, modprobe) and the card came up, but won't authenticate. I'm not a guru on Ubuntu, so my technical knowledge is limited. I have tried 2 cards now and no go.

Is this why Ubuntu is not "main stream". It seems so ridiculousness I can't get this to work, especially after purchase the card recommended in the hardware list. (listed as "PNP")

iwconfig    lo        no wireless extensions.    eth0      no wireless extensions.    lsusb    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0846:9020 NetGear, Inc. WNA3100(v1) Wireless-N 300 [Broadcom BCM43231]  Bus 002 Device 002: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp. 8-in-1 Media Card Reader  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  


Solution:1

Ndiswrapper is totally obsolete and causes problem than solving it.

In old days, Ndiswrapper was a successful tool but as of today, when almost all hardware manufactures are providing drivers, it must be used as last resort.

From a quick search, it look like netgear devices has really some problem with ubuntu..

This is Broadcom BCM43231 chip, so please give a try to Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers (specifically this answer)

I recommend a full reinstall of ubuntu to get rid of all changes by ndiswrapper


Another reference of the same chip and NetGear USB Getting Ubuntu to recognize a BCM43231 network card what is up with terminal

As a last resort, if you have to go with the ndiswrapper way , follow this - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11199585

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http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/ndiswrapper/index.php?title=Netgear_WNA3100


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