Getting back to WNDA3100, here's my story.
I have a WNDA3100v2 USB stick that can work with my desktop and laptop computers. The stick is dual band, but with ndiswrapper only works in 2.4Ghz, although I'm not sure I made much of an effort to get it working in the 5Ghz band.
Also, when it is up and connected, PCC does not
show networks and PCC can not
be used to connect to my access point. I have net_applet in the systray and see local networks and connect/disconnect there.
First problem: there are Atheros and Broadcom versions of the WNDA3100. Mine is WNDA3100v2 and is Broadcom.
And: I don't think the driver on the disk that came with the unit worked, but I found a driver on some other distro's forum that did:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1933411&page=4
There's a zip attachment to one of the posts. I created and unzipped all six files to:
Third: Although bcmwlhigh5 exists in the ndiswrapper driver list during setup, that one doesn't work. The stick may be sensitive to the exact driver version used.
I'm running Xfce, updated to the last useable version about a week ago.
[tom2@tom1 ~]$ uname -r
Here's some dmesg info from after installation:
ndiswrapper version 1.56 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=yes)
usb 1-4: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
ndiswrapper: driver bcmwlhigh5 (Netgear,05/05/2009, 184.108.40.206) loaded
wlan0: ethernet device 2c:b0:5d:70:b4:e3 using NDIS driver: bcmwlhigh5, version: 0x50a4f1e, NDIS version: 0x501, vendor: 'NDIS Network Adapter', 0846:9011.F.conf
wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK
usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper: changing interface name from 'wlan0' to 'wlan1'
<30>udev: renamed network interface wlan0 to wlan1
ndiswrapper (add_wep_key:841): adding enc
[tom2@tom1 ~]$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0846:9011 NetGear, Inc. WNDA3100v2 802.11abgn [Broadcom BCM4323]
My ndiswrapper version:
Here's how I did the setup.
Set up a new network interface (LAN, ISDN, ADSL, ...)
Use a Windows driver (with ndiswrapper)Install a new driverSelect driver /usr/lib/wnda3100/bcmwlhigh5.inf
The selected device has already ...
Do you really want to use a ndiswrapper driver?
Scans for networks, then goes to Unlisted - edit manually.
Network name (ESSID) scratch47
Encryption mode: WPA/WPA2 Pre-shared Key
Encryption key: P75ZaatcDPGhWgGAdnx1
Automatic IP (BOOT/DHCP) and Next
Get DNS servers from DHCP
Host name: tom1
Check Allow users ...
Start the connection ...
Do you want to start ...
NextProblems occured during ...
page appeared, however a few seconds later the signal strength was in the systray and hovering showed I was connected to my network. Clicked Finish.
Right click net_applet in systray and Wireless networks; shows other access points in my area.
Shutdown and removed the stick, reinserted the stick and rebooted. The wireless came up: I did that a couple of times.
I'm pretty sure I tried other encryption modes and was only successful with WPA/WPA2 Pre-shared Key. But, I don't use the stick very often and I think I didn't test much (it's good enough).
Finally, I'm connected with my WNDA3100 for this posting. My access point is a Buffalo WHR-G54S running DD-WRT. I'm going to try to break out a couple of more access points tomorrow, since I seem to remember the stick didn't work with one or more.
That is all.