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I can't get my Netgear adapter working

Link to this post 15 May 10

I just installed Ubuntu on my girlfriend's desktop. I'm a total newbie, I don't even run Linux on my machine, this is my very first install. It works great, except that I can't get it to recognize her Netgear wireless adapter. Can you help me, please? Thanks!

Link to this post 15 May 10

Do you know the model of the adapter? And can you please go to Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal in the menu, type the following commands into the terminal that appears, and post the output here?

ifconfig
lspci
lsusb

That might provide us with some useful information about your system :)

Using a native Linux driver for your wireless adapter is usually the preferred alternative, but in the event that we should not find a suitable one, you should know that it is also possible to load the Windows driver in Linux; this page might provide more information:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper

Link to this post 16 May 10

I agree with Jabir, we need to know the model information to help you locate and activate the proper driver module to make the wireless adapter work. Please provide the information he requested and include the model information from the wireless adapter itself.

Link to this post 16 May 10

jabirali wrote:

ifconfig
lspci
lsusb

As he is running Ubuntu he might need to use:


sudo ifconfig
sudo lspci
sudo lsusb

As well as checking if there is related information in


sudo cat /var/log/messages
sudo dmesg

Link to this post 17 May 10

It's a WNDA3100. I'll check the code thing tomorrow.

Link to this post 25 Jun 10

I'm afraid that netgear has not yet produceda driver for that thing, yet. However, some folks running Ubuntu have had luck w/ NDIS wrapper, though it's a rather involved process:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=690699

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