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Old 12-21-2012, 05:17 PM   #1
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Angry NDISWRAPPER does not install -netgear WNA3100usb wireless

I mannaged to kill my ubuntu/xubuntu build, so I rebuilt xubuntu from livecd image.
Home directory was preservered on another disc.

NDISWRAPPER is not installed & I know I need it for the wireless usb (this thread : )

So i found out how to install a deb package from a file on a usb stick ( )

sudo dpkg -i ndiswrapper appears to work


modeprobe reports ndiswrapper not installed
ndisgtk reports ndiswrapper not installed. (trying to install new driver) However driver appears in window as installed and lusb reports the wna3100 is there
sudo dpkg -r ndiswrapper reports ndiswrapper not installed
dmesg | grep ndis. gives no output
Network connections does not offer a MAC address


ndiswrapper -l gives bcmwlhigh5 : driver installed

so ndiswrapper IS installed ?

Nor can i find any ndiswrapper directory to cd to so I can make uninstall ... make ...make install

excuse me while I scream ... & spend some time on household chores...

1 why is ndiswrapper not apparently installed - what am I not doing ?
2 why does ndiswrapper appear to work except it doesn't ?

Last edited by peter_dtm; 12-21-2012 at 05:18 PM. Reason: forgot xubuntu release
Old 12-21-2012, 05:18 PM   #2
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xubuntu 12.04
Old 12-23-2012, 12:09 PM   #3
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further reading got me checking Synaptic Pagage Manager -which shows NDISWRAPPER IS INSTALLED

so uninstalled & re installed ( dpkg) ....

synaptic shows installed

dpkg -L reorts NOT INSTALLED

sudo modprobe ndiswrapper returns :
FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found

I added the lines in the ndiswrapper readme to the network interface as sugested
no change

Last edited by peter_dtm; 12-23-2012 at 12:17 PM. Reason: added info



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