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Old 01-15-2016, 12:13 AM   #1
mikejones
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I need a driver for a netgear ac600 wireless adapter.


Hi. I'm new to Linux. I have Windows, and that's all I can get online with right now. I read another old thread like mine on another site, and it was about the same adapter I have, but that person had to get a temporary wired connection and run this:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential git
git clone https://github.com/abperiasamy/rtl88...21AU_linux.git
cd ~/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux
make
sudo make install
sudo modprobe 8812au

It worked for them, but I can't do that. Does anybody know how I can get that driver another way and get it working? And I don't know anything about how to make things work in linux. I was just playing with my computer, seeing if I could get more than one OS on it, and I have 4 now: manjaro xfce, linux mint 17 something, and ubuntu...and windows.
 
Old 01-15-2016, 10:30 AM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mikejones View Post
It worked for them, but I can't do that.
Hi...

May I ask why? Are you not familiar with how to use the command line? If so, perhaps the tutorials here and here can be of help.

Is this the model of your adapter here? If so, there doesn't appear to be a native driver available in Linux yet, so installing the driver you mentioned via the command line will be a must.

I think the thread where you got the commands you posted was here. The first thing you should do is plug the adapter in one of your Linux systems and open a terminal and post the output of the following command....

Code:
lsusb
Simply copy and past the command to your terminal and vice versa. I would like to make sure that the device ID number is the same.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 01-15-2016 at 10:38 AM. Reason: Changed wording.
 
Old 01-15-2016, 11:39 AM   #3
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I think OP meant they couldn't "get a temporary wired connection".

It should be possible to download the packages in a web browser from Windows and then install them with dpkg, e.g. for Ubuntu look here http://packages.ubuntu.com/
 
Old 01-15-2016, 06:50 PM   #4
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Well. Mint has a terminal command called

Code:
mintwifi
for starters to give better info on what you are trying to post about.
 
Old 01-18-2016, 09:51 AM   #5
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Hi Mike,

You may need to install the firmware for your device as some hardware may require firmware, not just drivers, to work properly. Debian has this in their non-free repository so you may want to refer to this page here: https://wiki.debian.org/Firmware for help on installing the firmware into Debian.

Hope this helps.
 
  


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