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Old 01-17-2015, 01:08 PM   #1
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Question Trying to get Netgear Wireless USB Adapter to work


I just built a computer and decided to give ubuntu a shot. It's a desktop, and hooking it up to Ethernet is a tad bit inconvenient as things stand, so I'm really reeling to figure out how to get this Netgear adapter to work. It's an AC1200, got it at Best Buy, and it comes with a CD with drivers for Windows. I don't seem to be able to install it.

This is my first post here and my first computer that I built, so I really have no clue if I've messed up somewhere down the line. That being said, I'd really appreciate if someone could help me with this one.

It looks like my kernel version is 3.13.0-32-generic and my Ubuntu version is 14.04.1, if that's important. I haven't messed with the settings at all yet, so pretend you're talking to a monkey that just installed Ubuntu with no idea what he's doing.
 
Old 01-17-2015, 01:41 PM   #2
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In Ubuntu. Look through

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...eShootingGuide
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...gGuide/Devices
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...gGuide/Drivers
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...de/Connections

Read carefully and slowly. Take your time. Post back here any pertinent info you think will help you on your thread.

I think I gave you enough to get you started. Think of my links like you did when you put your computer together.
Like a instruction manual.
 
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Old 01-18-2015, 03:48 PM   #3
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The device is plugged in and everything... Let's see.

When I attempt to identify the device using <lshw -C network>, it just pulls up information on the Ethernet interface.

The <sudo lsusb -v> command gives me quite a bit of information, enough that I can't see all of it just by scrolling up. I've looked through it a bit, but I can't find anything about netgear or wireless adapters. Uh... how do I scroll up past the top of terminal info? There's a Orange bar at the right, but when I use that to get to the top it looks like the information gets cut off, so I'm only seeing the bottom portion of the info.

Needless to say, the bit about trying to connect to the router didn't work. First off, where is the networkmanager panel applet? I tried to follow the instructions to install it via the terminal, but it says it's already installed.

This might be worth mentioning: The adapter is connected to the desktop's usb port via a desktop dock. The adapter is a usb, and the dock consists a male port for the desktop and a female port for the adapter itself. Should I be using it? The instructions indicate that it isn't completely necessary for the adapter to work.

Also, thanks a ton for helping me out like this- this computer has been a ton of work even before the OS and wireless became an issue.
 
Old 01-18-2015, 04:34 PM   #4
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Plug the device into a usb 2 port on the back of the computer. Let us know if anything changes for you.
Try running
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lsusb
in a terminal, don't worry about running
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sudo lsusb -v
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Old 01-18-2015, 05:01 PM   #5
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This might be worth mentioning: The adapter is connected to the desktop's usb port via a desktop dock. The adapter is a usb, and the dock consists a male port for the desktop and a female port for the adapter itself. Should I be using it? The instructions indicate that it isn't completely necessary for the adapter to wor
If me. putting a port replicator in between the main computer usb slot and the wireless adapter is just asking for trouble while trouble shooting wireless usb. The reason is. You have something between the wireless usb and the computer usb that can
interfere/break what you are trying to troubleshoot.

I'd get wireless working 1st. Without the "dock" if possible. Then use the dock after you figure out wireless,

I find it hard toi imagine though what your dock setup is or looks like or its function. Since I do not have or use one.
Only docking stations I am aware of are Laptop Docking Stations.
Just something else you can run in terminal to add to what the above poster mentioned is

Code:
$ sudo dmesg | grep firmware
[sudo] password for harry: 
[   21.564155] iwlwifi 0000:0c:00.0: loaded firmware version 8.83.5.1 build 33692 op_mode iwldvm
That is the wifi firmware I show loaded that makes my Dell wifi work.

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Old 01-18-2015, 05:34 PM   #6
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Alright, tried the lsusb command after connecting the adapter to the usb port, and it says "bus 003 Device 004: ID 0846:9053 NetGear, Inc."

And also, there's still only the Ethernet interface mentioned when I use the <lshw -C network> command.

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Old 01-18-2015, 05:49 PM   #7
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ID 0846:9053
Searching the net. That id is rare as hens teeth. Very new stuff/gear.

Your kernel is probably too old for that cutting edge usb wifi stick and you maybe have to go with something like I did instead like this
That works for me even in Puppy Linux for wireless.
 
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Too bad you did not buy the Edimax 1200 at Best Buy instead. It is dual band wireless N and is supported By Linux already.
Because Edimax is Linux Friendly at the factory.
 
Old 01-18-2015, 06:01 PM   #9
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Is this what you bought?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/netgear-...=1219057056953
 
Old 01-18-2015, 06:12 PM   #10
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No, I bought this:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/netgear-...167&ksdevice=t

But, yeah, am I hearing that I should try to return it? It's fine if that's the case, especially now that I know to get the edimax 1200 instead.
 
Old 01-18-2015, 07:58 PM   #11
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No, I bought this:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/netgear-...167&ksdevice=t

But, yeah, am I hearing that I should try to return it? It's fine if that's the case, especially now that I know to get the edimax 1200 instead.
Yeah. If you can return it and swap it for the edimax. Edimax has a Linux driver on its site that can be downloaded and used

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Version NT 98 2000 Me XP 2003 Vista 7 8 8.1
Mac
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Linux<<<<<<<<
Unix
v1.0.1.6
http://www.edimax.com/en/support_det...=28&pl2_id=#01
.
 
Old 01-18-2015, 08:05 PM   #12
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Shoot. Best Buy may not carry it,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833315123
 
Old 01-18-2015, 08:36 PM   #13
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This site is migrating so I cannot search http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers for "ID 0846:9053 "

either.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...reless_drivers

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Old 01-19-2015, 11:39 PM   #14
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Try downloading Manjaro to see if newer kernels work with it. The support might be there in newer kernels.
 
  


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