Ubuntu – NETGEAR A6100 AC600 WiFi Adapter Driver


I've noticed a lot of people having similar issues with finding a driver for NETGEAR A6100 AC600 WiFi Adapter.

I've been struggling with a lot of the threads and drivers posted on github. Many of the ones listed are referencing a rtl8812au driver while I believe my particular one is a rtl8811au.

I ran the wireless info script that is floating around and these are my results https://pastebin.ubuntu.com/p/XDnGNYcKPT/

I did get this driver to make and install but it doesn't seem to do anything. https://github.com/diederikdehaas/rtl8812AU
I still don't have any wireless connections popping up.

Any help on this matter would be much appreciated..

Best Answer

The driver you compiled doesn't cover your device at all. You can confirm it with:

modinfo 8812au | grep 9052

Where '9052' is the last part of your usb.id:

ID 0846:9052 NetGear, Inc. A6100 AC600 DB Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8811AU]

The command will come back blank.

Let's remove it. In the terminal, navigate to the location of the file you downloaded, for an example, Downloads:

cd ~/Downloads/rtl8812AU
sudo make uninstall
cd ..
rm -rf rtl8812AU

Now let's download a better file:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install git
git clone https://github.com/abperiasamy/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux.git
cd rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux
sudo make install


modinfo rtl8812au.ko | grep 9052

The terminal should return your device ID:

alias:          usb:v0846p9052d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*

Reboot and you should be all set.

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