Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Ubuntu
User Name
Ubuntu This forum is for the discussion of Ubuntu Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 12-21-2012, 05:17 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2012
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
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
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2012
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
xubuntu 12.04
Old 12-23-2012, 12:09 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2012
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled

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



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ndiswrapper almost works with Netgear W311v3 wireless card bogzab Slackware 3 03-01-2009 08:52 PM
Modprobe ndiswrapper freezes my OpenSuse 10.2 with Netgear WN511T wireless card GuateBob Linux - Newbie 36 05-02-2008 03:14 AM
WG111v2 Netgear wireless usb network adapter and ndiswrapper issues on Arch w/ xfce4 Cy1989 Linux - Wireless Networking 1 07-25-2007 08:57 AM
Netgear WG511U via ndiswrapper on minimal debian install Plastech Linux - Wireless Networking 1 05-16-2007 08:41 PM
Mandriva 2007 (Free) Netgear WG111v2 wireless connectivity using ndiswrapper fluffypenguin Linux - Wireless Networking 1 03-01-2007 02:57 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Ubuntu

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:42 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration