I have been struggling with this problem for about 2 days now... Here is where I am:

When I run ndiswrapper -l:

bcmn43xx64 : driver installed
    device (0846:9011) present

When I run ndiswrapper -v:

utils version: '1.9', utils version needed by module: '1.9'
module details:
filename:       /lib/modules/4.2.0-25-generic/updates/dkms/ndiswrapper.ko
version:        1.59
vermagic:       4.2.0-25-generic SMP mod_unload modversions

However, when I run sudo modprobe ndiswrapper nothing happens. Note: Here are the ndis module reported as installed under Synaptic PM:

ndiswrapper 1.59-6
ndisgtk 0.8.5-1ubuntu1
ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 1.59-6
ndiswrapper-source 1.59-6
ndiswrapper-dkms 1.59-6

For some reason, the ndiswrapper-common module can't be loaded without removing ndiswrapper.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I know I could order the Netgear WNA1100 that is reported to work out the box, but that'd be too easy, and I am trying desperately to learn linux.

thanks, robbo


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I was finally able to get wireless working by reading and rereading posts at this site: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1964173.html as chili555 worked with another user. I think by removing and reinserting the USB transceiver allowed it to make the connection. On reboot, I did have to reinsert the USB device once again to get a connection. Thanks for all that responded. Robbo

note: Since that first reboot, the wlan connects automatically on each subsequent reboot.

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