Has anyone got an 802.11ac adapter working in Linux/Ubuntu? PCI or USB. Looks like the a6200 might be having issues. And according to wikidev, it's the only released piece of client hardware for 802.11ac.
I saw your post two weeks ago. I did some research and found one online.
I can confirm that edimax EW-7822UAC provide Linux driver. I successfully compiled its driver and connected it in Fedora 19. The download speed can reach average 15MB/s and peak 20MB/s by using perf.
This is the output of
$ iwconfig enp6s0u2 IEEE 802.11AC ESSID:"Orz-5Ghz" Nickname:"<WIFI@REALTEK>" Mode:Managed Frequency:5.2 GHz Access Point: 74:D0:2B:41:EC:FC Bit Rate:867 Mb/s Sensitivity:0/0 Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off Link Quality=100/100 Signal level=94/100 Noise level=0/100 Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0 $ lsusb Bus 003 Device 002: ID 7392:a822 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd
I can confirm that the Intel 7260 Mini-PCIe WiFi adapter works on Mint 15 (based on Ubuntu 13.04) with the kernel backport driver kit from kernel 3.11.6. The same card should also work on 13.10, as from my understanding it's using a 3.11-based kernel. You might have to drop in the latest firmware, but I have it up and working on my ThinkPad X220 (with a modded BIOS):
[ 175.842808] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless AC 7260, REV=0x144
See the kernel iwlwifi driver page for more info, links to firmware and the backported driver source page. I haven't yet tested it with a .11ac base station, but I hope to soon.