So, just installed 14.04 on dual boot with Windows 10.
Pleasantly surprised that installation went without a hitch but when I first booted there were no drivers for my USB wifi adaptor (NetGear WNDA3100).
No problem I thought.. I'm sure I played this game in the dim and distant past.
Found the driver I need (
bcmn43xx64.inf). now just need to install ndiswrapper.
It shows up in the program manager as available from a "universal source", but having no internet that's not much help.
Reading a few forums it seems that it might be on the installation DVD. It isn't.
I manage to find files online including:
ndisgtk_0.85-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb ndiswrapper-1.59.tar.gz ndiswrapper-common_1.59-2_all.deb ndiswrapper-dkms_1.59-2_all.deb ndiswrapper-utils-1.9_1.59-2_amd64.deb
most seemed to install in the program manager except one which insisted on me inserting my DVD ?!?! I did this anyway and it still refused to install.
There was no obvious way to try running it other than through the terminal so I tried
ndiswrapper -V. A load of info about bits being missing and out of date.
I'm pretty much at the point of giving up. Surely it can't be this hard?
Any help would be most gratefully received.
Edit to add:
sudo dpkg -s ndiswrapper-common Install OK sudo dpkg -s ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 Install OK
lsusb - 0846:9011 Netgear, inc. WDNA 3100V2 [Broadcom BCM4323]
Am trying to use "bcmn43xx64"
ndiswrapper -l shows it listed as installed but not working / error state.
Managed to uninstall the invalid driver and have reinstalled with the same file from a different source.
ndsiwrapper -l it now shows the driver as functional and the hardware as present.
My only remaining question is how do I get Ubuntu to recognize it? I have tried rebooting and it isn't appearing. Is there a set up wizard I can run or will I need to do some kind of manual set up?
Any help appreciated :)
Still no luck getting this to work. Nothing is "appearing" to let me use the hardware.
The only other clues are from
ndiswrapper -V which says the following:
modinfo: ERROR: module ndiswrapper not found. Module version is too old. Utils Version: 1.9, Utils version needed by module '0' Module Details: Modinfo ERROR: Module ndiswrapper not found.
None of that looks particularly healthy and I assume is somehow linked to the problem.. though I have no idea what any of it means.