I am using Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and I am a newbie.

I am using an older desktop Dell Dimension E520 and WNDA3100 v2 adaptor for the WIFI.

I have tried using the WINE program to install the "Netgear WNDA3100v2 Genie program". Apparently it does not work at all.

I have installed Ndiswrapper, and downloaded the "bcmn43xx64.inf" and "bcmwlhigh5.inf". Moreover, I put these two .inf files into the download folder.

Could anyone show me the steps showing how to use Ndiswrapper to install the inf in the terminal?

I have tried using "sudo ndiswrapper -i .inf. But up to no avail.

Thanks in advance!

I did what you instructed me to do.

but the error came up:

Couldn't open bcmn43xx64.inf No such file or directory at /usr/sbin/ndiswrapper -1.9 line 162

any solution?

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Please open a terminal and change directories to the location of the files:

cd ~/Downloads

Install the driver:

sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmn43xx64.inf
sudo ndiswrapper -ma
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper


ndiswrapper -l

If all has gone well, it will report that the driver is installed and the hardware is present. If your wireless doesn't start as expected, check for messages in the log:

dmesg | grep ndis
  • Thank you , but it did not work. – David Yu Nov 23 '14 at 3:01
  • What did the message log that I requested have to say? – chili555 Nov 23 '14 at 3:16
  • I'm getting this output when trying to get the driver for bcmwlhigh5 to work. Any clue to what the problem might be? – Paul Lammertsma Feb 25 '15 at 22:28
  • @PaulLammertsma Please start your own new question. – chili555 Feb 25 '15 at 23:21
  • @chili555 Sure, no problem. I thought perhaps the problems might be related. – Paul Lammertsma Feb 25 '15 at 23:24

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