USB WiFi adaapter
kassube at gmx.net
Sun Apr 20 16:58:30 UTC 2014
Jim Byrnes wrote:
> I happened to see a Netgear N900 WiFi Dual Band USB adapter Model:
> WNDA4100 in the bargain bin at Walmart the other day and wonder if it
> would work with 12.04.
> So I am wondering if anyone has had any experience with
> this or a similar device?
I don't have that Netgear part but the TP-Link TL-WDN3200. At first I
had to compile the driver supplied by Ralink, but meanwhile it is
supported by the standard kernel. But for 12.04 you would need one of
the backport kernels; I used the linux-generic-lts-saucy package.
>From some search results it seems that the Netgear WNDA4100 uses a
similar chip and at least some time ago it was necessary to compile the
driver (see e.g. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2089469).
I don't have a 12.04 machine left with the saucy backports kernel, so I
can't check if that kernel supports the device. But you could install
that package and then check with this command:
modinfo rt2800usb|grep v0846p9012
If output is something like this
then the WNDA4100 is supported. However if it isn't supported yet, the
kernel of 14.04 supports it - so maybe this is a reason to upgrade. :)
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