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Old September 27th, 2012, 06:36 PM
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Default Linux Drivers for A6200?

I'm getting good performance from the combination of a 6300 and the A6200 USB adapter on Windows, but there don;t seem to be Linux drivers available for the A6200. Any suggestions? I also have a few OS X users who would be interested in the higher wireless performance provided by 802.11ac.

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Old September 28th, 2012, 06:22 PM
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Default Re: Linux Drivers for A6200?

I agree - need OS x setup/drivers. I purchased the R6300 and waited for the A6200 and purchased it tonight. Windows works find.

I only see Windows supported listed on the box. Is OSx going to be support or should I bring the A6200 back to Bestbuy? This will be a big disappointment.

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Old September 28th, 2012, 06:38 PM
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I agree - need OSx drivers / setup. This will be a big disappointment if I have to return the A6200 not the mention I have sunk the money into the R6300 several months ago so no return there.

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Old September 29th, 2012, 09:22 AM
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Go to macsales.com and see if they sell 802.11ac adapters
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It would be great to get a Ubuntu compatible driver for the A6200. Netgear is bound to lose clients if they don't support linux systems.
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Default Re: Linux Drivers for A6200?

I was able to get this to work using ndiswrapper on linuxmint 14.

I had to use wine to start the driver install, which failed, but it made it far enough to extract the inf file from the windows driver install package. You can find it under your <wine drive location>/Program Files/netgear/A6200/Driver

Then I used ndiswrapper to install the inf file and it came right up. Unfortunately, I am only getting 802.11n speeds, not AC, so still trying to figure that out.
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I was able to get this to work using ndiswrapper on linuxmint 14.

I had to use wine to start the driver install, which failed, but it made it far enough to extract the inf file from the windows driver install package. You can find it under your <wine drive location>/Program Files/netgear/A6200/Driver

Then I used ndiswrapper to install the inf file and it came right up. Unfortunately, I am only getting 802.11n speeds, not AC, so still trying to figure that out.
This is correct I got the A6200 to work also in Ubuntu 11.04 by loading .inf file from the install file downloaded from netgear using wine. here are the files.
http://www.mediafire.com/?od9wpw6ccrnyhaa
Load the .inf file with ndiswrapper and the usb adapter light lit up and connected right away.
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Go to macsales.com and see if they sell 802.11ac adapters
Also an ubuntu user and would like it very much to have this adapter working with this O/S as well! It's good for netgear.

Apparently, we can use ndiswrapper to install win based driver, but we need at least the .inf and .sys file. Is it possible to provide those and help moving this process forward?
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Also an ubuntu user and would like it very much to have this adapter working with this O/S as well! It's good for netgear.

Apparently, we can use ndiswrapper to install win based driver, but we need at least the .inf and .sys file. Is it possible to provide those and help moving this process forward?
Update:
I installed the driver on windows, extracted the bcmwlhigh6.inf and .sys files.
Used ndiswrapper to install on ubuntu via command line and when i issue ndiswrapper -l, it tells me:
bcmwlhigh6: driver installed
device (0846:xxxx) present.

However ip addr, iwconfig or lshw commands don't show the wlan. Any ideas why??
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This is correct I got the A6200 to work also in Ubuntu 11.04 by loading .inf file from the install file downloaded from netgear using wine. here are the files.
http://www.mediafire.com/?od9wpw6ccrnyhaa
Load the .inf file with ndiswrapper and the usb adapter light lit up and connected right away.
I have the same issue, I installed it via command line and when i issue ndiswrapper -l, it tells me:
bcmwlhigh6: driver installed
device (0846:xxxx) present.

However ip addr, iwconfig or lshw commands don't show the wlan. Any ideas why??
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