Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Getting the NETGEAR N300 Wireless USB Adapter WNA3100 to work with Crunchbang/Debian

This guide installed the driver, enabled network browsing, attaching to SSID and surfing/apt-getting for a while. The entire network dies when accessing http://bredbandskollen.se so I'm returning the adapter.

Update: Recommending this adapter instead: Konig 300

Anyway here it is:

setxkbmap se # swedish keyboard
sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 ndisgtk --fix-missing
mkdir disk1
sudo mount -o ro /dev/sda1 disk1; cp "disk1/Program Files/NETGEAR...Win2000XP/"* tmp # (make sure get all windows driver files - in this example the files were installed on another partition on the same computer - or look for  bcmwlhigh5.zip (or bcmwlhigh6.zip for 64bit) online)
sudo apt-get install firmware-brcm80211 # (??? to what effect?)
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper # (FATAL: Module ndiswrapper not found)

sudo mkdir /usr/local/lib/firmware
for i in "" c16 c17 r16 r17 ; do sudo wget -P /usr/local/lib/firmware http://acx100.erley.org/fw/
acx111_1.2.1.34/tiacx111$i ; done
sudo su - # (switch to root)
   apt-get install module-assistant wireless-tools
   m-a a-i acx100
   exit # end root
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper # (allright!!!)
sudo ndisgtk # (point to ini-file in tmp)


sudo modprobe acx # (still: FATAL: Module acx not found.)