A7000 AC1900 USB Wifi with Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS

Hello,

I have been toying around with Linux and now decided to try to switch full time.

However, I can’t seen to get my wifi USB stick to work. As you can see below, the lsusb can see the NetGear A7000; but it will not ‘turn on’. meaning no lights and no option for wifi. I went to a second hand store and bough the Realtek RTL8191SU Lan adapter for $2usd. That was a plug’n play. No complications.

After going through github for a bit, i tried the rosanewreddog/netgear-A7000-wifi-usb3.0-adapter. the Orange Hacking-Cyber Security/Netgear-A7000-driver; and the Willg280 / A7000-Wifi-Driver.

I followed the ‘read me’ file on each one and followed it to the ‘T’. still no luck.

let me know what y’all think i should try. Again, I am still new to this platform and will need to be guided (if you are asking to post something, please spell out ‘how’). In my directory, all three above is in my dkms folder and my ‘home’ folder.

Linux 5.11.0-40-generic

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS
Release: 20.04
Codename: focal

Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0846:9054 NetGear, Inc. A7000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0bda:8172 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8191SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 1532:0043 Razer USA, Ltd DeathAdder Chroma
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 046d:c335 Logitech, Inc. G910 Orion Spectrum Mechanical Keyboard
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub