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    Very New to Link trying to use Netgear WNA3100


    Just joined the Forum and I am following the "Start Here" post.

    below is the wireless_setup.txt that I got.

    Thanks


    ============ lspci ============

    ============ lsusb ============
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 003 Device 003: ID 046d:c01b Logitech, Inc. MX310 Optical Mouse
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 413c:2101 Dell Computer Corp. SmartCard Reader Keyboard
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0846:9020 NetGear, Inc.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

    ============ lsmod ============
    Module Size Used by
    udf 81349 0
    nls_utf8 6209 1
    parport_pc 28033 1
    lp 15661 0
    parport 38025 2 parport_pc,lp
    autofs4 26053 0
    sunrpc 144037 1
    loop 20681 0
    button 10705 0
    battery 12997 0
    ac 8901 0
    md5 8129 1
    ipv6 243553 10
    joydev 14465 0
    uhci_hcd 33241 0
    ehci_hcd 32325 0
    hw_random 9685 0
    snd_azx 22357 2
    snd_hda_codec 130753 1 snd_azx
    snd_pcm_oss 52729 0
    snd_mixer_oss 21953 2 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm 92485 3 snd_azx,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_timer 28229 1 snd_pcm
    snd 57765 8 snd_azx,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,sn d_pcm,snd_timer
    soundcore 13089 2 snd
    snd_page_alloc 14541 2 snd_azx,snd_pcm
    tg3 106437 0
    sr_mod 20965 1
    dm_snapshot 21477 0
    dm_zero 6465 0
    dm_mirror 31557 0
    ext3 120137 2
    jbd 60121 1 ext3
    dm_mod 67177 8 dm_snapshot,dm_zero,dm_mirror
    ata_piix 19141 3
    libata 106141 1 ata_piix
    sd_mod 20801 3
    scsi_mod 120909 3 sr_mod,libata,sd_mod

    ============ dmesg-firmware ============

    ============ kernel version ============
    2.6.9-67.ELsmp

    ============ ifconfig ============
    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:1958 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:1958 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:1458850 (1.3 MiB) TX bytes:1458850 (1.3 MiB)


    ============ iwconfig ============
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    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0846:9020 NetGear, Inc. WNA3100(v1) Wireless-N 300 [Broadcom BCM43231
    What is your distro for such a old kernel?

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    2.6.9-67.ELsmp
    Because Broadcom wireless N came out before that kernel was built. This is going to be a tough one. I am not ndiswrapper or broadcom chip proficient.

    Best I can do for you. Hopefully some one more proficient will chime in on this thread

    [SOLVED] need help with Broadcom BCM43231 - Ubuntu Forums

    Edit: If this is rehat 4 Linux. That makes it even harder for me. Sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
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    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0846:9020 NetGear, Inc. WNA3100(v1) Wireless-N 300 [Broadcom BCM43231
    What is your distro for such a old kernel?

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    2.6.9-67.ELsmp
    would I be better off finding a more up to date Linux OS.

    Not sure where to find one I am very new to linux.

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    would I be better off finding a more up to date Linux OS.
    Yes. The newer the kernel. The more chance likely that your wireless N will be supported by that kernel.
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    You can go to distrowatch.com and brows the different distro's. If you go to the top 100 on the right hand side of the page, part way down, and try one of the most popular 20 or so, you should find one that is right for you. Depending on your specs, google (slected distro) hardware requirements, to see if your machine meets the minimum specs. If you have 1 gig of ram or more you should be able to run any distro, but if you get down to 512 or 256 mb of ram, you need to go with a low resource distro such as lubuntu, antix, crunchbang, or legacyos.
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    I'm still something of a newbie myself. I've been digging around for a good distro for a while now. I absolutely love Kubuntu, check it out. But, be aware that pretty much any distro is going to give you headaches with a Broadcom wifi chipset due to the very proprietary nature of their drivers.

    The ndis wrapper is one way to go, and may well fix your problem with no performance issues. However, my experience as a noob is that the the wrapper can be both a pain in the neck to get working and can cause system performance issues. The solved post from the Ubuntu forums cited above is now almost a year old. The newer versions of Ubuntu *may* have better support for your cards' chipset. And if not there is always the wrapper.

    If you need a light weight distro due to system resources I would recommend either Lubuntu or Xubuntu. I've been tinkering with Linux for about a year now and I'm moving away from most all of the Ubuntu based distros for a lot of reasons. But, IMHO they do make a good entry point for new *nix users. However, I'd stay away from the main version of Ubuntu mostly because the new desktop environment (Unity) has a lot of issues and can be a major systems resource hog.

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