Ubuntu – Netgear N-300/ WNA3100 USB Adapter for Ubuntu 16.04


I am new to Linux and Ubuntu and I am having trouble connecting to the Internet.

I have a netgear WNA3100 USB Adapter and I don't have anything in my additional drivers.

Best Answer

You can add Support for the Netgear N-300/ WNA3100 USB Adapter by installing the ndiswrapper and loading the Windows network driver.

Install the ndiswrapper modules

$ sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-dkms ndisgtk ndiswrapper-common
$ sudo apt-get install  ndiswrapper-source ndiswrapper-utils-1.9

Activate the ndiswrapper:

$ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

Load the driver into the ndiswrapper:

Navigate to where you saved the driver (look at the Download Windows Netgear Drivers section below):

$ sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwlhigh5.inf
(Add the ndiswrapper modules to the boot configuration with:)
$ sudo ndiswrapper -m

Download the Windows Netgear Drivers

You can download the driver from NetGear Site: WNA3100 Drivers. The only thing you need from the download package is the WNA3100 folder.

The exptracted WNA3100 folder is available at:

Note: You only need wine for extracting the WNA3100.zip package from the setup.exe file from the Netgear site. After running setup.exe you'll find the zip package in:

~/".wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/NETGEAR"
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