I'm trying to see if I can make ubuntu recognize my wireless adapter which is a Netgear wna3100 that uses Broadcom BCM43231.

This file lists those modules which we don't want to be loaded by
# alias expansion, usually so some other driver will be loaded for the
# device instead.

# evbug is a debug tool that should be loaded explicitly
blacklist evbug

# these drivers are very simple, the HID drivers are usually preferred
blacklist usbmouse
blacklist usbkbd

# replaced by e100
blacklist eepro100

# replaced by tulip
blacklist de4x5

# causes no end of confusion by creating unexpected network interfaces
blacklist eth1394

# snd_intel8x0m can interfere with snd_intel8x0, doesn't seem to support much
# hardware on its own (Ubuntu bug #2011, #6810)
blacklist snd_intel8x0m

# Conflicts with dvb driver (which is better for handling this device)
blacklist snd_aw2

# causes failure to suspend on HP compaq nc6000 (Ubuntu: #10306)
blacklist i2c_i801

# replaced by p54pci
blacklist prism54

# replaced by b43 and ssb.
blacklist bcm43xx

# most apps now use garmin usb driver directly (Ubuntu: #114565)
blacklist garmin_gps

# replaced by asus-laptop (Ubuntu: #184721)
blacklist asus_acpi

# low-quality, just noise when being used for sound playback, causes
# hangs at desktop session start (Ubuntu: #246969)
blacklist snd_pcsp

# ugly and loud noise, getting on everyone's nerves; this should be done by a
# nice pulseaudio bing (Ubuntu: #77010)
blacklist pcspkr

# EDAC driver for amd76x clashes with the agp driver preventing the aperture
# from being initialised (Ubuntu: #297750). Blacklist so that the driver
# continues to build and is installable for the few cases where its
# really needed.
blacklist amd76x_edac

and when i put in the same command that gave the user from Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers

it does absolutely nothing and is not entirely a duplicate question. As I have mentioned I have looked around and tried solutions that others have found to work

  • Have you reviewed: askubuntu.com/questions/55868/… – david6 Mar 31 '13 at 3:13
  • i have and i have ndisgtk installed according to the software center however ubuntu cannot find the module – Kevin Mar 31 '13 at 4:10
  • BCM43231 is NOT directly referenced in question I noted. What is current content of: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf ? You likely need to blacklist some of the 'vanilla' B43 drivers. – david6 Mar 31 '13 at 4:25
  • To show content: cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf – david6 Mar 31 '13 at 11:01
  • Your comments should instead be additions / edits to your original question. – david6 Mar 31 '13 at 19:43

This may be a lost cause, as others have given up and used an alternate device.

How to install Netgear N-300 UAB adapter WNA3100 on Ubuntu 12.04 (CLOSED)

Not sure how to proceed ..

The STA driver does not list supporting the Broadcom BCM43231.

Linux Wireless driver doesn't either: Broadcom brcmsmac(PCIe) and brcmfmac(SDIO) drivers

The Windows driver (ndisrapper) method may work: UbuntuForums >> need help with Broadcom BCM43231

SourceForge just refers to UbuntuForums (above): NetGear, Inc. WNA3100(v1) Wireless-N 300

To remove / blacklist older drivers: (adapted from Broadcom Linux hybrid wireless driver >> README.txt)

Check to see if ssb, wl, b43, or bcma are loaded:

lsmod | grep "ssb\|wl\|b43\|bcma"

Blacklist these drivers, to prevent them from loading:

echo "blacklist ssb" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
echo "blacklist b43" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
echo "blacklist bcma" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
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