How to install WLAN Client Netgear WNDA 3100 driver on Ubuntu
WLAN Router: Netgear WNR 2000 (Up to 300 kBits)
WLAN Client: Netgear WNDA3100
Ndiswrapper must be installed
TIP: For Corrupted installation, how to remove:
sudo rmmod -f ndiswrapper
sudo rm -r /etc/ndiswrapper/*
sudo apt-get --purge remove ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 ndisgtk
sudo rm /etc/ndiswrapper
sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper
sudo rm -rf /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/ubuntu/ndiswrapper
We need to have install ndiswrapper from the official repos via the package manager and the kernel used:
sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-image-$(uname -r) ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 ndisgtk
sudo depmod -a
sudo update-initramfs -u
Before the ndiswrapper gui and the binding can be used, another package must be installed.
sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-dkms
thus the ndiwrapper can load on startup, we need to modprobe
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
Append the driver in ndiswrapper
The driver must be downloaded. It can be download from my dropbox Folder and it must be extracted.
After the Installation the driver must be added in ndiswrapper. There are 2 ways;
the comfortable way via gui
or via shell
# Change to the extracted folder
# add the *.inf file in ndiswrapper
sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmn43xx64.inf
# 'l' is for list. If it says driver installed, device present, we're nearly here
# check if wlan exists
if there is no error shown, the installation was complete.
** My router did not accept the connection with my client(wlan stick).
After some researches, i found that the Power Management from my wlan stick is ‚off‘. I didn’t found a solution for this how to turn ‚on‘ power management.
But thanks to ghoulnet, he gave the tip, to run the router only in wireless protocolls b/g.
In my Wlan Router i didn’t found a menu for deactivating wlan protocols. What i’m tryed was to decrease the max. kBit from 150 to 54. After than all works for me. My client connected and the connection is stable.
I hope this small article is useful for you.