USB WiFi adaapter

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Mon Apr 21 01:14:52 UTC 2014

On 04/20/2014 11:58 AM, Nils Kassube wrote:
> 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.
> 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
> alias:          usb:v0846p9012d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
> 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. :)
> Nils

Nils thanks.  I was going to upgrade anyway, so the support in 14.04 is 
good news.

Regards, Jim

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