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My Netgear A6200 USB Modem does not work with Ubuntu 12.10 running on either a i7(2.4 Mhz w/8GB RAM, two 500GB HDs & eight USB 2.0 ports) desktop or a HP/Compaq Mini 110c Netbook (running 12.04). The A6200 modem is simply not recognized. Several older Netgear modems work with Ubuntu 12-10 fine. I tried A6200 on Wine and on a virtual Windows disk, but that was no help. The A6200 does work fine on Windows Vista and Windows 8 computers.

Any chance that there is a usable driver out there for this modem? Or any other way to get it to work with Ubuntu 12.10?

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Netgear A6200 wireless adapter Drivers for linux

Use ndiswrapper to install .inf file in above zip file worked for me in ubuntu 11.04

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  RolandiXor Mar 9 '13 at 6:19
    
only 2.4G works with this driver, 5G does not work. –  Yuan Apr 26 '13 at 9:29
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According to a post on this thread, it is possible.

Short version:

  1. Install ndis-wrapper

  2. a. Install Wine

    b. Run the Windows installer via Wine

    The installer will fail, but before doing so it should output the drivers we need to <wine drive location>/Program Files/netgear/A6200/Driver. (That'll be somewhere like .wine/drive_c/Program Files/...)

  3. Use those drivers with ndis-wrapper.

As an alternative to step 2, you could use the files provided in that thread (or provided here) (both apparently by the same mooms), but that implies trusting a 3rd party (other than netgear).

Disclaimer: I haven't tried this yet.

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