My NETGEAR-WNDA3100 wireless USB adapter seems to be set up correctly; driver installed via NDISWRAPPER and firmware seems to work fine. The USB Adapter is blinking as if in a LISTENING mode. Unfortunately, the NETWORK MANAGER does not detect any network other than the Wired one (the signal is strong as Win XP alternative boot has no problem with it).
Heres is an output to a couple of command line checks:
linux-kuwl:~ # /usr/sbin/iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
ath0 IEEE 802.11-MIMO ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s Tx-Power=off Sensitivity=0/3
Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
linux-kuwl:~ # sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.
eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.
ath0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:22:6B:EB:B1:E8
Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
Quality=120/100 Signal level=60/154 Noise level=0/154
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; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
linux-kuwl:~ # logout
It seems like a basic configuration error but I am running out of options after many hours of experimenting and countless reboots I humbly ask for your help.
Few more details from dmesg:
this is refering to the windows 64 bit driver:
8.523652] arusb_lnx: module is from the staging directory, the quality is unknown, you have been warned.
8.526170] arusb - version 0.0.0.999
and this to the WiFi Adapter WNDA3100:
1.617155] usb 1-3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
1.830894] usb 1-3: New USB device found, idVendor=0846, idProduct=9010
1.830897] usb 1-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=16, Product=32, SerialNumber=48
1.830898] usb 1-3: Product: USB2.0 WLAN
1.830900] usb 1-3: Manufacturer: ATHER
1.830901] usb 1-3: SerialNumber: 12345
and this could have something to do with it:
9.322554] ndiswrapper version 1.55 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=yes)
9.368597] usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
9.402248] Adding 2103292k swap on /dev/sdc5. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:2103292k
9.630996] device-mapper: uevent: version 1.0.3
9.631156] device-mapper: ioctl: 4.17.0-ioctl (2010-03-05) initialised: [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email]
9.867778] ieee1394: Host added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023] GUID[001b54240000241d]
I’ve heard of people having a LOT of issues using this card/chipset with NDISWRAPPER. I would try to set it up without it, if possible.
There seems to be drivers available for it. Your card has the ar9170 chipset most likely. (your card is listed in their chart)
ar9170 - Linux Wireless
That driver doesn’t have support for wireless n, but the driver it’s based on (otis) does. You might want to look around for that.
The link I gave you has all the information you should need to test the driver/firmware to see if it works for you.