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Old 05-24-2011, 11:32 AM   #1
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Netgear USB Stick WNA3100 Driver for Debian 6


Hey all
Just got a Netgear usb stick (WNA3100). Trying to use the win driver with Debian 6. It wants an .inf file. I installed the setup on a win 7 machine and there is no .inf file that I can find. Setting here scratching my head. Help! Gramps
 
Old 05-25-2011, 09:32 PM   #2
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Hi jimyjack, Let's have a look at the chip so we can see what drivers are available. Please post the output from the following.

Code:
# lsusb
# lsmod
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 05-26-2011, 08:10 AM   #3
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Hey Peacedog, Good morning from Colo.
lsusb = Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0845:9020 NetGear, Inc.

lsmod = Module Size Used by
ndiswrapper 134221 0
usbcore 98733 5 ndiswrapper,usb_storage,uhci_hcd,ehci_hcd
scsi_mod 101429 5 usb_storage,sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata

The lsmod list is two pages long. If there is something there you want I will do a copy-paste, and transfer it to this box and post it. The win driver netgear sends is bcmwlhigh6.sys. Not much to go no, hope this tells you something. gramps
 
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These might help. Looks like you'll need to read them both all of the way through before going any further.

http://wiki.debian.org/NdisWrapper

Specifically this part:

http://wiki.debian.org/NdisWrapper#ndis

There seems to be some editing needed with this particular card.

http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik...etgear_WNA3100

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 05-26-2011, 11:24 PM   #5
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Thanks Peacedog, This looks like just what I need. It seems to be a habbit for me to get the hardware that takes the most work to get going. Thanks again Gramps
 
Old 05-27-2011, 07:40 PM   #6
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You're Welcome. Just come back here if you have any more trouble.

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 05-31-2011, 07:41 AM   #7
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jimyjack, if you still have windows you'll find the .inf file in C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WNA3100\Driver\WinXP2000. It's the "bcmwlhigh5 one" just so you know.

Did you get it sorted?, could you let us all know how you did it?, I've got the same problem.

T.I.A
 
Old 05-31-2011, 08:19 AM   #8
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Hey all
Just to say so, all of you are a grate help. Can't say thanks enough.
I did eventualy find it,I let the fact that they droped the .inf fool me. Once I woke up I was going grate. Then Peacedog sent the info that bcmwlhigh6 won,t work with ndiswrapper. O-Well,If I could find bcmwlhigh5 I would have wifi. And untel then Thanks again. I have a better understanding of Linux-wifi now than when we started, and that is the name of the game. We won again. Gramps
 
Old 05-31-2011, 12:37 PM   #9
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Hey all
Just to say so, all of you are a grate help. Can't say thanks enough.
I did eventualy find it,I let the fact that they droped the .inf fool me. Once I woke up I was going grate. Then Peacedog sent the info that bcmwlhigh6 won,t work with ndiswrapper. O-Well,If I could find bcmwlhigh5 I would have wifi. And untel then Thanks again. I have a better understanding of Linux-wifi now than when we started, and that is the name of the game. We won again. Gramps
I'll take a guess that you don't have windows then if you know someone with windows ask them if they'll let you use it just to get the files, for some unknown reason you can't get them of the disc, hope you get it sorted soon. Good Luck.

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Old 06-01-2011, 07:56 PM   #10
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You can grab the cab archive with the required file from here.

http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/...7-5dd38233ae21

Download the cab file, then use cabextract to get the contents from the archive.

Good luck. ;-)
 
  


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