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Netgear A6100 not working in Linux/Zorin 12.2 x64

Kumiko

17 months ago

Works fine with Windows 8.1 Pro x64 which I'm using to type this. I have searched for hours for a solution through google and the official Zorin forums as well as other Linux/Ubuntu sites. Zorin OS 12.2 is based on Debian and Ubuntu I believe. Not sure which versions.

My hardware is compatible (though I haven't tested my AMD video card yet), and Zorin runs fine aside from my Wi-fi adapter not working.

I've tried these solutions without success:

1: https://marcnu.github.io/2016-09-10/How-to-install-Netgear-A6100-USB-Wifi-adapter-on-Ubuntu-16.04/

2: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2235778

3: https://github.com/abperiasamy/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux

My specs:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $204.69 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - Z170A PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $180.00 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston - HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $94.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.79 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon R7 370 4GB Nitro Video Card -
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 8.1 Pro OEM 64-bit $129.98 @ My Choice Software
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $746.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-11 01:18 EST-0500

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[comment deleted by staff]
  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Root user is like an admin? I'm new to Linux, but would like to eventually dump windows at least as primary OS. Basically only using it to game and linux for everything else. Thought about using a KVM too though.

Wait, can I run Zorin through a VM for access to the internet? or would I still not have internet?

Thanks, I'll try this and report back the results.

[comment deleted by staff]
  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I may need to do that temporarily so I can download files I might need

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