Firstly, I know very well there are answers to this already. But, in my case, it is installed and shows in the terminal as such Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0846:9052 NetGear, Inc. A6100 AC600 DB Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8811AU]

It says it is installed in Additional Drivers as well.

I have tried downloading the driver for this adapter from several guides online, linking to GitHub, but no luck there either...

Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

EDIT: The answer from sudo dkms status command reads:

rtl8812au,, 5.4.0-31-generic, x86_64: installed

The other command

modinfo 8812au | grep 9052

spits out the following:

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

  • Please edit your question to show the result of the termina command: sudo dkms status and also: modinfo 8812au | grep 9052
    – chili555
    May 25, 2020 at 19:33
  • I reinstalled Ubuntu 20.04 from my USB stick, still the wireless won't work after installation... as in 18.04. This is really strange... maybe Ubuntu 20.04 is unsupported by the NetGear A6100 AC600?
    – Skull Kid
    May 26, 2020 at 10:17
  • It appears that you have two possibly conflicting driver versions installed. Check: does this command produce results? modinfo rtl8812au | grep 9052 ?
    – chili555
    May 26, 2020 at 13:39
  • After a reinstallation of Ubuntu 20.04, modinfo 8812au | grep 9052 now gives alias: usb:v0846p9052d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
    – Skull Kid
    May 26, 2020 at 16:08
  • I'm sorry, to answer your question chili, it gives nothing found.
    – Skull Kid
    May 26, 2020 at 16:17

1 Answer 1


This circa-2014 driver doesn't operate correctly as we see in your various pastes. Let's remove it and try a better driver:

sudo dkms remove rtl8812au/ --all
git clone https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8812au.git
cd rtl8812au
sudo make dkms_install
sudo modprobe 88XXau

Your wireless should now be working.

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