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Old 02-08-2016, 09:22 PM   #1
Nomrah
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Netgear WNA3100 Network Adapter loses Internet connection infrequently


Hello, I am looking to get Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit running on my computer but am having difficulty getting a stable Internet connection with my Netgear N300 (WNA3100) network adapter. This is my first time ever dealing with Linux so I am still getting used to its many nuances. I am currently using Windows 7 and am running Linux through a live session from a bootable USB drive. I've spent a good amount of time searching for solutions but have not been able to solve the issue.

To sum up the issue, I am able to get Internet to work, but after a period of time that can range from 1 to maybe 20 minutes I suddenly lose connection and the Internet is no longer responsive, although my network at the bottom right of the screen still says I have connection. Although if I unplug my network adapter and plug it back in I get working Internet again temporarily until it quits working again. I would like to be able to confirm that Internet works for me before I commit to a Linux install.

To get Internet working I follow these steps.

I extract "2612284-Broadcom_bcm43xx_USB_32_64bit_v2.tar.gz" folder into my Downloads folder
then I put this code in the terminal...
----
sudo ndiswrapper -i ~/Downloads/Broadcom_bcm43xx_USB_32_64bit_v2/bcmn43xx64.inf
----
to which it responds...

couldn't find SourceDisksFiles section - continuing anyway...
installing bcmn43xx64 ...
couldn't find install section "BCM43XXN32" -
installation may be incomplete



Then I input this code...
----
sudo modprobe -v ndiswrapper
sudo ndiswrapper -ma
dmesg | grep ndis
lsmod
iwconfig
ndiswrapper -l

----

Heres what I get when I put that code in

------------------
mint@mint ~ $ sudo modprobe -v ndiswrapper
insmod /lib/modules/3.19.0-32-generic/updates/dkms/ndiswrapper.ko
mint@mint ~ $
mint@mint ~ $ sudo ndiswrapper -ma
module configuration information is stored in /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper.conf
mint@mint ~ $
mint@mint ~ $ dmesg | grep ndis
[ 2046.120249] ndiswrapper: module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel
[ 2046.120987] ndiswrapper version 1.59 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no)
[ 2046.297014] ndiswrapper: driver bcmn43xx64 (,08/26/2009, 5.10.79.30) loaded
[ 2046.808770] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
mint@mint ~ $
mint@mint ~ $ lsmod
Module Size Used by
ndiswrapper 286720 0
nls_utf8 16384 1
isofs 40960 1
snd_hda_codec_via 32768 1
snd_hda_codec_generic 69632 1 snd_hda_codec_via
dm_crypt 24576 0
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 53248 1
snd_hda_intel 36864 6 snd_hda_codec_hdmi
snd_hda_controller 32768 1 snd_hda_intel
snd_hda_codec 143360 5 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_via,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_controller
snd_hwdep 20480 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 106496 4 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_controller
kvm 479232 0
snd_seq_midi 16384 0
snd_seq_midi_event 16384 1 snd_seq_midi
dm_multipath 24576 0
snd_rawmidi 32768 1 snd_seq_midi
scsi_dh 16384 1 dm_multipath
crct10dif_pclmul 16384 0
crc32_pclmul 16384 0
ghash_clmulni_intel 16384 0
joydev 20480 0
aesni_intel 172032 0
snd_seq 65536 2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
wacom 81920 0
aes_x86_64 20480 1 aesni_intel
snd_seq_device 16384 3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
lrw 16384 1 aesni_intel
gf128mul 16384 1 lrw
snd_timer 32768 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
glue_helper 16384 1 aesni_intel
bnep 20480 2
snd 86016 21 snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_via,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_hda_codec_g eneric,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_device
ablk_helper 16384 1 aesni_intel
rfcomm 69632 0
k10temp 16384 0
edac_core 53248 0
cryptd 20480 3 ghash_clmulni_intel,aesni_intel,ablk_helper
soundcore 16384 2 snd,snd_hda_codec
bluetooth 491520 10 bnep,rfcomm
edac_mce_amd 24576 0
fam15h_power 16384 0
serio_raw 16384 0
shpchp 40960 0
i2c_piix4 24576 0
8250_fintek 16384 0
asus_atk0110 20480 0
mac_hid 16384 0
parport_pc 32768 1
ppdev 20480 0
lp 20480 0
parport 45056 3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
binfmt_misc 20480 1
squashfs 49152 1
overlay 45056 1
nls_iso8859_1 16384 2
dm_mirror 24576 0
dm_region_hash 24576 1 dm_mirror
dm_log 20480 2 dm_region_hash,dm_mirror
hid_generic 16384 0
usbhid 53248 0
hid 110592 3 wacom,hid_generic,usbhid
uas 24576 0
usb_storage 69632 3 uas
pata_acpi 16384 0
amdkfd 81920 1
amd_iommu_v2 20480 1 amdkfd
radeon 1556480 3
psmouse 114688 0
pata_atiixp 16384 0
i2c_algo_bit 16384 1 radeon
ttm 94208 1 radeon
drm_kms_helper 126976 1 radeon
ahci 36864 1
r8169 81920 0
libahci 32768 1 ahci
mii 16384 1 r8169
drm 344064 6 ttm,drm_kms_helper,radeon
wmi 20480 0
mint@mint ~ $
mint@mint ~ $ iwconfig
eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:300 Mb/s Tx-Power:32 dBm
RTS thr:2347 B Fragment thr:2346 B
Power Managementff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

lo no wireless extensions.

mint@mint ~ $
mint@mint ~ $ ndiswrapper -l
bcmn43xx64 : driver installed
device (0846:9020) present

--------------------

After I do that the Internet starts to work briefly before shutting off at infrequent intervals. I have also attempted to install the latest Netgear WNA3100 driver (WNA3100_SW_V2.2.0.2_Setup_STALONE.zip) using Wine 1.7 to run the Setup.exe, it ended with saying that the Netgear WNA3100 driver was successfully installed, also included from Netgear was a (WNA3100_SW_v2.2.0.4_Setup_Genie.zip) but when I try to run that Setup.exe through Wine it tells me another instance of this setup is running, please wait and try again. This is as far as I've gotten, and the issue has yet to be resolved.

I would greatly appreciate any assistance with this matter as I highly enjoy what I've been able to see from Linux so far and would like to utilize it, but without stable network connection I would not be able to commit to it. Thanks.

Last edited by Nomrah; 02-09-2016 at 04:49 PM. Reason: made code bold
 
Old 02-10-2016, 03:23 PM   #2
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Did you install ndiswrapper and the linux headers and build essentials?

Try this link:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2221251

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1479

http://askubuntu.com/questions/37270...l-ubuntu-13-04

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Old 02-10-2016, 03:29 PM   #3
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Is this your iwconfig output when WiFi is working? It shouldn't work any more.
Quote:
mint@mint ~ $ iwconfig
eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:300 Mb/s Tx-Power:32 dBm
RTS thr:2347 B Fragment thr:2346 B
Power Managementff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

lo no wireless extensions.
 
Old 02-10-2016, 11:46 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses

Ztcoracat
: Those are all links that I've checked out before posting here, that first one was my biggest help that got me the driver and gave me the codes to at least get the internet working temporarily. This time though I noticed I was not doing this code.
Code:
sudo apt-get install ndisgtk ndiswrapper-dkms dkms linux-headers-generic build-essential
But I did this time and it has made no difference.

Also I hate to report but my problem has grown increasingly more obnoxious, before I was able to connect after submitting my network password after selecting my connection from the available network list, but now instead of connecting it has became an endless cycle of failing to connect and instead re-asking me for my password. I know for a fact that I am putting in the correct password and its the one that has been working the last few days I've been trying this.

Also I'd like to note that my wireless connection works perfectly when I boot in Windows 7.

nini09
: I have not retyped iwconfig after my internet has started working. I would have loved to have given you a report on what it would say after I established connection but unfortunately I can't seem to even get to that point anymore.
 
Old 02-11-2016, 02:33 PM   #5
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What's output, iwlist scan?
 
Old 02-11-2016, 07:45 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nomrah View Post
Thanks for the responses

Ztcoracat
: Those are all links that I've checked out before posting here, that first one was my biggest help that got me the driver and gave me the codes to at least get the internet working temporarily. This time though I noticed I was not doing this code.
Code:
sudo apt-get install ndisgtk ndiswrapper-dkms dkms linux-headers-generic build-essential
But I did this time and it has made no difference.

Also I hate to report but my problem has grown increasingly more obnoxious, before I was able to connect after submitting my network password after selecting my connection from the available network list, but now instead of connecting it has became an endless cycle of failing to connect and instead re-asking me for my password. I know for a fact that I am putting in the correct password and its the one that has been working the last few days I've been trying this.

Also I'd like to note that my wireless connection works perfectly when I boot in Windows 7.

nini09
: I have not retyped iwconfig after my internet has started working. I would have loved to have given you a report on what it would say after I established connection but unfortunately I can't seem to even get to that point anymore.
Did running that command string help?

If the driver for your Netgear USB Dongle is installed your wifi should be working.
Is the driver for your Netgear showing up in lsmod and lsusb?

I'll look in the Mint Forum and see if others have had success with the same dongle.
You could purchase another dongle that works with Linux.

http://www.htpcbeginner.com/linux-co...adapters-2012/

Is the strength of your internet connection a low percentage?

Some broadcom chip are not Linux friendly, needs Win XP drivers and ndiswrapper
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopi...a3100#p1119108

Last edited by Ztcoracat; 02-11-2016 at 07:54 PM.
 
Old 02-11-2016, 08:08 PM   #7
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nini09- output of iwlist command

Code:
mint@mint ~ $ iwlist
Usage: iwlist [interface] scanning [essid NNN] [last]
              [interface] frequency 
              [interface] channel 
              [interface] bitrate 
              [interface] rate 
              [interface] encryption 
              [interface] keys 
              [interface] power 
              [interface] txpower 
              [interface] retry 
              [interface] ap 
              [interface] accesspoints 
              [interface] peers 
              [interface] event 
              [interface] auth 
              [interface] wpakeys 
              [interface] genie 
              [interface] modulation
Ztcoracat- Running that command did not seem to make any noticeable difference. The signal strength is usually displayed as being around 80%. Here's is what lsusb lists.

Code:
mint@mint ~ $ lsusb
Bus 009 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 006: ID 0930:6545 Toshiba Corp. Kingston DataTraveler 102 Flash Drive / HEMA Flash Drive 2 GB / PNY Attache 4GB Stick
Bus 004 Device 005: ID 0846:9020 NetGear, Inc. WNA3100(v1) Wireless-N 300 [Broadcom BCM43231]
Bus 004 Device 004: ID 046d:c21d Logitech, Inc. F310 Gamepad [XInput Mode]
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 090c:1000 Silicon Motion, Inc. - Taiwan (formerly Feiya Technology Corp.) Flash Drive
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB-2.0 4-Port HUB
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 006 Device 003: ID 1c4f:0034 SiGma Micro 
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 1c4f:0002 SiGma Micro Keyboard TRACER Gamma Ivory
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
 
Old 02-11-2016, 08:21 PM   #8
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Mint see's it-
Code:
Bus 004 Device 005: ID 0846:9020 NetGear, Inc. WNA3100(v1) Wireless-N 300 [Broadcom BCM43231]
Run this to see if the driver is installed.
Code:
lsmod
Post the output:-

The TP-Link TL-WN722N 150Mbps High Gain Wireless USB Adapter works.
I've seen other members get it working.
 
Old 02-11-2016, 08:32 PM   #9
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Is this what you had when you untarred the 2612284-Broadcom_bcm43xx_USB_32_64bit_v2.tar.gz?

Code:
Broadcom_bcm43xx_USB_32_64bit_v2/
Broadcom_bcm43xx_USB_32_64bit_v2/bcmn43xx64.inf
Broadcom_bcm43xx_USB_32_64bit_v2/bcmn43xx32.sys
Broadcom_bcm43xx_USB_32_64bit_v2/bcmn43xx64.sys
Broadcom_bcm43xx_USB_32_64bit_v2/bcmn43xx32.inf
The bcmn43xx32sys and the bcmn43xx32sys are both are DOS Windows Executables that have to be installed along with ndiswrapper.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/ndiswrapper/

Try doing exactly what the member in this thread did in post #8
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2221251

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Old 02-11-2016, 10:43 PM   #10
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Here is the lsmod output

Code:
mint@mint ~ $ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
cfg80211              524288  0 
ndiswrapper           286720  0 
nls_utf8               16384  1 
isofs                  40960  1 
dm_crypt               24576  0 
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     53248  1 
snd_hda_codec_via      32768  1 
snd_hda_codec_generic    69632  1 snd_hda_codec_via
snd_hda_intel          36864  6 snd_hda_codec_hdmi
kvm                   479232  0 
snd_hda_controller     32768  1 snd_hda_intel
snd_hda_codec         143360  5 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_via,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_controller
snd_hwdep              20480  1 snd_hda_codec
crct10dif_pclmul       16384  0 
crc32_pclmul           16384  0 
ghash_clmulni_intel    16384  0 
snd_pcm               106496  4 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_controller
dm_multipath           24576  0 
aesni_intel           172032  0 
scsi_dh                16384  1 dm_multipath
snd_seq_midi           16384  0 
snd_seq_midi_event     16384  1 snd_seq_midi
aes_x86_64             20480  1 aesni_intel
snd_rawmidi            32768  1 snd_seq_midi
xpad                   24576  0 
lrw                    16384  1 aesni_intel
gf128mul               16384  1 lrw
joydev                 20480  0 
ff_memless             16384  1 xpad
snd_seq                65536  2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
glue_helper            16384  1 aesni_intel
ablk_helper            16384  1 aesni_intel
snd_seq_device         16384  3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
snd_timer              32768  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
cryptd                 20480  3 ghash_clmulni_intel,aesni_intel,ablk_helper
serio_raw              16384  0 
edac_core              53248  0 
edac_mce_amd           24576  0 
snd                    86016  21 snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_via,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_device
k10temp                16384  0 
fam15h_power           16384  0 
bnep                   20480  2 
soundcore              16384  2 snd,snd_hda_codec
rfcomm                 69632  0 
shpchp                 40960  0 
bluetooth             491520  10 bnep,rfcomm
i2c_piix4              24576  0 
8250_fintek            16384  0 
asus_atk0110           20480  0 
mac_hid                16384  0 
parport_pc             32768  1 
ppdev                  20480  0 
lp                     20480  0 
parport                45056  3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
binfmt_misc            20480  1 
squashfs               49152  1 
overlay                45056  1 
nls_iso8859_1          16384  2 
dm_mirror              24576  0 
dm_region_hash         24576  1 dm_mirror
dm_log                 20480  2 dm_region_hash,dm_mirror
hid_generic            16384  0 
usbhid                 53248  0 
hid                   110592  2 hid_generic,usbhid
uas                    24576  0 
usb_storage            69632  3 uas
pata_acpi              16384  0 
amdkfd                 81920  1 
amd_iommu_v2           20480  1 amdkfd
radeon               1556480  3 
psmouse               114688  0 
pata_atiixp            16384  0 
i2c_algo_bit           16384  1 radeon
ttm                    94208  1 radeon
r8169                  81920  0 
ahci                   36864  1 
drm_kms_helper        126976  1 radeon
libahci                32768  1 ahci
mii                    16384  1 r8169
drm                   344064  6 ttm,drm_kms_helper,radeon
wmi                    20480  0
And those files that you listed are the exact ones I had when I untarred 2612284-Broadcom_bcm43xx_USB_32_64bit_v2.tar.gz .
I can also confirm that I have the latest ndiswrapper on mint 17.3.
The steps in post #8 are what I have done to have as much success as I've had to this point, at least getting the adapter to light up and detect my network, and temporarily granting me internet access. I haven't had any luck actually connecting to my network the past two days though, I put in my network password and it fails to establish a connection.
 
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Full command should be "iwlist scanning".
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nomrah View Post
Here is the lsmod output

Code:
mint@mint ~ $ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
cfg80211              524288  0 
ndiswrapper           286720  0 
nls_utf8               16384  1 
isofs                  40960  1 
dm_crypt               24576  0 
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     53248  1 
snd_hda_codec_via      32768  1 
snd_hda_codec_generic    69632  1 snd_hda_codec_via
snd_hda_intel          36864  6 snd_hda_codec_hdmi
kvm                   479232  0 
snd_hda_controller     32768  1 snd_hda_intel
snd_hda_codec         143360  5 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_via,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_controller
snd_hwdep              20480  1 snd_hda_codec
crct10dif_pclmul       16384  0 
crc32_pclmul           16384  0 
ghash_clmulni_intel    16384  0 
snd_pcm               106496  4 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_controller
dm_multipath           24576  0 
aesni_intel           172032  0 
scsi_dh                16384  1 dm_multipath
snd_seq_midi           16384  0 
snd_seq_midi_event     16384  1 snd_seq_midi
aes_x86_64             20480  1 aesni_intel
snd_rawmidi            32768  1 snd_seq_midi
xpad                   24576  0 
lrw                    16384  1 aesni_intel
gf128mul               16384  1 lrw
joydev                 20480  0 
ff_memless             16384  1 xpad
snd_seq                65536  2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
glue_helper            16384  1 aesni_intel
ablk_helper            16384  1 aesni_intel
snd_seq_device         16384  3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
snd_timer              32768  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
cryptd                 20480  3 ghash_clmulni_intel,aesni_intel,ablk_helper
serio_raw              16384  0 
edac_core              53248  0 
edac_mce_amd           24576  0 
snd                    86016  21 snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_via,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_device
k10temp                16384  0 
fam15h_power           16384  0 
bnep                   20480  2 
soundcore              16384  2 snd,snd_hda_codec
rfcomm                 69632  0 
shpchp                 40960  0 
bluetooth             491520  10 bnep,rfcomm
i2c_piix4              24576  0 
8250_fintek            16384  0 
asus_atk0110           20480  0 
mac_hid                16384  0 
parport_pc             32768  1 
ppdev                  20480  0 
lp                     20480  0 
parport                45056  3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
binfmt_misc            20480  1 
squashfs               49152  1 
overlay                45056  1 
nls_iso8859_1          16384  2 
dm_mirror              24576  0 
dm_region_hash         24576  1 dm_mirror
dm_log                 20480  2 dm_region_hash,dm_mirror
hid_generic            16384  0 
usbhid                 53248  0 
hid                   110592  2 hid_generic,usbhid
uas                    24576  0 
usb_storage            69632  3 uas
pata_acpi              16384  0 
amdkfd                 81920  1 
amd_iommu_v2           20480  1 amdkfd
radeon               1556480  3 
psmouse               114688  0 
pata_atiixp            16384  0 
i2c_algo_bit           16384  1 radeon
ttm                    94208  1 radeon
r8169                  81920  0 
ahci                   36864  1 
drm_kms_helper        126976  1 radeon
libahci                32768  1 ahci
mii                    16384  1 r8169
drm                   344064  6 ttm,drm_kms_helper,radeon
wmi                    20480  0
And those files that you listed are the exact ones I had when I untarred 2612284-Broadcom_bcm43xx_USB_32_64bit_v2.tar.gz .
I can also confirm that I have the latest ndiswrapper on mint 17.3.
The steps in post #8 are what I have done to have as much success as I've had to this point, at least getting the adapter to light up and detect my network, and temporarily granting me internet access. I haven't had any luck actually connecting to my network the past two days though, I put in my network password and it fails to establish a connection.
I noticed with those files that we both have from untarring didn't come with a INSTALL or READ ME file to tell us how to install it. That's a sure flag for DOS stuff.
Have you had success with installing that on the Windows side?

The r8169 driver is installed but that's for a REALTEK device.
Thanks for confirming that you tried everything in that Ubuntu post #8.
I see in the output that ndiswrapper is installed.
It may be time to try another wifi dongle
Sometimes they do go kaput:-

-::-Installing the driver for the dongle and installing ndiswrapper should of worked.-::-

When I installed a driver for my usb linksys dongle a long time ago along with ndiswrapper I also had to blacklist the onboard nic that came with the pc. Give that a go and see if that helps.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...gGuide/Drivers


Do you think a recent update may have had something to do with why the wifi stopped working?

Run the command that nini09 posted for you.
Code:
iwlist scanning
I've asked another member to join your thread as he is good with the wifi stuff.
Hang in there.

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Old 02-12-2016, 11:36 PM   #13
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Here is the output for iwlist scanning

Code:
mint@mint ~ $ iwlist scanning
eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0     Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: C8:D7:19:A7:CE:F7
                    ESSID:"****"
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
                    Mode:Master
                    Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                    Quality:68/100  Signal level:-52 dBm  Noise level:-96 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                              24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Extra:bcn_int=100
                    Extra:atim=0
                    IE: Unknown: 00054475746368
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
                    IE: Unknown: 030101
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: Unknown: 2F0100
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1A7C181BFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D1601080400000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 4A0E14000A002C01C800140005001900
                    IE: Unknown: 7F0101
                    IE: Unknown: DD760050F204104A0001101044000102103B00010310470010A63CCEF9070355D2769334A7B99EED6C102100074C696E6B7379731023000545313230301024000776322E302E30331042000234321054000800060050F2040001101100054531323030100800022688103C0001011049000600372A000120
                    IE: Unknown: DD090010180202F02C0000
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
          Cell 02 - Address: B4:75:0E:F3:CA:D9
                    ESSID:"****"
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
                    Mode:Master
                    Frequency:2.442 GHz (Channel 7)
                    Quality:25/100  Signal level:-80 dBm  Noise level:-96 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Extra:bcn_int=100
                    Extra:atim=0
                    IE: Unknown: 0004486F6D65
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B960C121824
                    IE: Unknown: 030107
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1A0E181EFF00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D1607000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 4A0E14000A00B400C800140005001900
                    IE: Unknown: 7F0101
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101000003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                    IE: Unknown: DD1E00904C330E181EFF00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: DD1A00904C3407000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: DD0600E04C020160
                    IE: Unknown: DD9A0050F204104A0001101044000102103B00010310470010630412531019200612280000000000001021000C42656C6B696E20436F72702E1023000942656C6B696E2041501024000D45562D323031322D30392D30311042000F3132333435363738393031323334371054000800060050F20400011011001242656C6B696E20576972656C6573732041501008000200061049000600372A000120

lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.
I have not tried anything with the Broadcom package on the Windows side.
Thanks for the info and link, I'll most likely check into that possibility.

I can tell you though that the night before my linux internet quit connecting at all I did receive a driver install on the windows side when clicking around in my network and sharing center menus. It was pretty automatic and notified me that a driver was installing when I clicked (I believe) my router icon. I'm pretty sure that must have played a part in preventing me from connecting on linux at all. Windows net still works perfectly fine.

I also tried a TrendNet N150 Micro Wireless USB adapter last night on linux, that one was much more plug and play and was detected immediately when I plugged it in, I became hopeful, but it failed to establish a connection to my network.
 
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I can tell you though that the night before my linux internet quit connecting at all I did receive a driver install on the windows side when clicking around in my network and sharing center menus. It was pretty automatic and notified me that a driver was installing when I clicked (I believe) my router icon. I'm pretty sure that must have played a part in preventing me from connecting on linux at all. Windows net still works perfectly fine.
Hi Nomrah...

Welcome to the forum

From my experience, Windows doesn't interfere with Linux in that way, although it's possible it may have happened for others.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nomrah View Post
I also tried a TrendNet N150 Micro Wireless USB adapter last night on linux, that one was much more plug and play and was detected immediately when I plugged it in, I became hopeful, but it failed to establish a connection to my network.
Hmm. If you would, please open a terminal and post the results (using the code tags) from these commands with the Trendnet N150 plugged in...

Code:
lsusb
Code:
lsmod
Code:
iwconfig
Also, I would be interested in seeing the results of this script, using the method that works best for you.

Thanks!

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