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Old 02-28-2015, 12:20 PM   #1
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wnda3100v2 modem not working on slackware


i have been searching for a slolution to get my netgear wnda3100v2 wireless-n dual band modem working for slackware and have found a few usable steps, but most of the threads are for ubuntu. i'm not sure if slackware is detecting it as a modem or a usb storage device but here are the results of lsusb

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0846:9011 NetGear, Inc. WNDA3100v2 802.11abgn [broadcom BCM4323]
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0461:4d22 Primax Electronics, Ltd
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 413c:2106 Dell Computer Corp. Dell QuietKey Keyboard
Bus 007 Device 002: ID 0781:5574 SanDisk Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 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 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

i have already used ndswrapper to install the driver bcmwlhigh6.inf
into slackware but i don't know how to get it to connect to any wifi network. i have tried using kppp and pppsetup but i don't have my ISP registration thing that has the ISP information on it (i use cox internet to let everyone know that can help)

another problem is that kppp won't recognize my modem and nither will wicd. wicd just says 'no wireless networks found' and kppp's 'connect to:' selection is greyed out (implying that there is no wireless device) even though i have my modem pluged in. i have found suggestions that say to use usb_modeswitch but i have no idea how to use it.

oh, i forgot to mention that i used ndswrapper to configure the modem to wlan0 but for 'ifconfig wlan0 up' i get wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: no such device. and for ifconfig it doesn't show wlan0. and for iwconfig it says

eth0 no wireless extension

lo no wireless extension

for the results of ispci i get

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express DRAM Controller (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 02)
00:03.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express MEI Controller (rev 02)
00:03.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express PT IDER Controller (rev 02)
00:03.3 Serial controller: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express Serial KT Controller (rev 02)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection (rev 02)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 92)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801IO (ICH9DO) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801IR/IO/IH (ICH9R/DO/DH) 4 port SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) 2 port SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: AMD/ATI [Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.] RV610 [Radeon HD 2400 PRO/XT]

if it is important at all i am running slackware 14.1 x86_64 with dual boot on windows 7 ultimate 32-bit

my specs are im running a dell optiplex 755 w/ a 120 gb hard drive and a intel dual core processor at 2.33 GHz and 1 gb of ram.

it would be best if i can do this offline as i would have to move my computer to have a hardwire. but if i have to i will.

someone please help?
 
Old 03-01-2015, 08:15 PM   #2
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i have already used ndswrapper to install the driver bcmwlhigh6.inf
According to this Ubuntu post, you will want the bcmn43xx64.inf (64bit version of the driver as you are running 64bit Slackware 14.1) http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...0#post11867790
 
Old 03-01-2015, 08:28 PM   #3
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According to this Ubuntu post, you will want the bcmn43xx64.inf (64bit version of the driver as you are running 64bit Slackware 14.1)
only one problem with that. the version of slackware is infact 64 bit but the version of windows is a 32 bit and i couldn't get wine to work on slackware to run the driver installer. if you know a download for the 64 bit version of the wnda3100v2 driver than i would be glad if you gave me a link.

however thanks for telling me that as i have to admit i didn't know that.
 
Old 03-01-2015, 08:33 PM   #4
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Did you check the link that I posted? You can download from there.
It is reported to work. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...1#post12228101 and following posts
 
Old 03-01-2015, 11:01 PM   #5
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Did you check the link that I posted?
actually i did check the link. however i didn't see the download. thanks

i have to go to bed so ill check tomorrow if it works and report back.
 
Old 03-02-2015, 03:01 PM   #6
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ok, i've installed the bcmn43xx64.inf but what about the bcmn43xx64.sys file? also i was following the instructions on how to run ndiswrapper here. but i got stuck at 'Load the new driver module' and got stuck at 'sudo modprobe ndiswrapper' (which im root so i just entered 'modprobe ndiswrapper') and it replied

modprobe: FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found.

i tried looking up trouble shooting options and came across this and realized that my ndiswrapper is missing packages because when i entered ndiswrapper -v it replied

modinfo: ERROR: Module ndiswrapper not found.
module version is too old!
utils version: '1.9', utils version needed by module: '0'
module details:
modinfo: ERROR: Module ndiswrapper not found.

You may need to upgrade driver and/or utils to latest versions available at http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net


i just installed ndiswrapper last week so it couldn't be to old so i am assuming it needs internet to see if the version is outdated or not and assumes it is if there isn't a connection, or i need the utilities. and i went to the link but i couldn't find a download for the utilities (unless it is in the zip file package).

please help me here.

also thanks for pointing out i had the wrong driver XD
 
Old 03-02-2015, 04:19 PM   #7
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I suggest that you try installing ndiswrapper-kernel and ndiswrapper-utils using the SlackBuilds from slackbuilds.org http://slackbuilds.org/result/?searc...rapper&sv=14.1
 
Old 03-02-2015, 08:53 PM   #8
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thank you very much. i was unsure of the download at first (as i had tried the .tar.gz file before) but decided instead to look up how to open those types of files in slackware. i found this. simple enough. than i went into the file. found the 'install' file. followed the instructions. and it worked

thank you very much for your help. now i don't have to worrie about 'slow' windows 7 anymore XD
 
  


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