I keep coming back at this. I guess I will until it works. To recap, I'm still trying to set up wireless with a USB stick from NetGear (WNDA3100) on a dual boot 64-bit Vista/Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 system. The wireless problem is with Ubuntu only. Finally, I did find 64 bit net5211drivers that do load from
but, the network is still not detected; no wireless from iwconfig; unknown command 'wlan0' from iwlist scan wlan0. I see several possibilities. Any input from you will be appreciated.
(i) When installing this driver, multiple .conf files are being generated in /etc/ndiswrapper/net5122. I then specify
sudo ndiswrapper -a 0846:9010 net5122
This links 0846:9010.5.conf to the first .conf file it finds. Without that link the USB is not detected. But, regardless of which .conf file you link it to, the USB stick is always detected. The conf file you link it to may be crucial in setting up the network? I didn't try out all of them and I don't know how to determine which one is appropriate??
(ii) The other one is related to the ndiswrapper -m option. When installing this particular driver, you get multiple aliases in /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper that look like
alias pci:v0000168Cd0000001Csv00007096sd0000144Fbc*s*c*i ndiswrapper
and then ndiswrapper -m tells you that module configuration already contains alias directive. I added another line "alias wlan0 one_of_the_pci_files" to indirectly link it to ndiswrapper which didn't help much. I then found a post saying that the crucial step is to specify
sudo ndiswrapper -ma && sudo ndiswrapper -mi
That also didn't help much, but what that does is change the contents of /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper such that the above line becomes
install pci:v0000168Cd0000001Csv00007096sd00001Fbc*s*c*i /sudo/modprobe ndiswrapper
I then added another line "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" to no avail.
Any input at this point is welcome. I may be very close to getting it to work. Tried out other things like madwifi, but I don't think madwifi was meant for USB's. In any case, this is my experience.
Thanks to all - Talin