I've been trying to get my wifi working on an old netbook (HP Mini 110) which originally came with a Broadcom BCM 4312. After various attempts to get it working, getting the right driver, fine tuning etc, it seems that wifi card just won't work right. At least it doesn't have the connection reliability or speed I would like. I think it's just too old now.
So, I gave up and went out and bought a wifi adapter. Namely, the Netgear WNA3100 (https://www.netgear.com/support/product/WNA3100?cid=wmt_netgear_organic).
Now, when I plugged it in, my Lubuntu distribution only detected it and did nothing else.
My question is, how do I install the proper drivers for that wifi adapter and get Lubuntu to look and use that as the default card to connect to networks. I would also like to disable the built-in wifi card, the BCM 4312, so it doesn't take up unnecessary power.
I've installed the
firmmware-b43-installer package as per my discussion here: Wifi displays but won't connect on Lubuntu 16.04 i686/i386 If that helps.
Finally, I ran
lsusb on the netbook with the adapter connected and got the following information about the adapter:
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0846:9020 NetGear, Inc. WNA3100(v1) Wireless-N 300 [Broadcom BCM43231]
I'm open to suggestions making use of package
Also, I had mistyped the product name, I've corrected that now.