Netgear A6100 (RTL8811) USB

Hi there,

I am struggling with my new USB dongle.

I bought the Netgear A6100 WiFi USB Mini Adapter and plugged it in, but my SUSE 13.1 doesn’t seem to have the needed drivers installed.

When I list my Hardware, it only appears under USB as:

56: USB 00.0: 0000 Unclassified device
[Created at usb.122]
Unique ID: ADDn.B4Qsdh56i68
Parent ID: k4bc.YdoZZg0c8i6
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.2/usb1/1-1/1-1:1.0
SysFS BusID: 1-1:1.0
Hardware Class: unknown
Model: “NetGear 802.11ac WLAN Adapter”
Hotplug: USB
Vendor: usb 0x0846 “NetGear, Inc.”
Device: usb 0x9052 “802.11ac WLAN Adapter”
Revision: “2.00”
Serial ID: “00e04c000001”
Speed: 480 Mbps
Module Alias: “usb:v0846p9052d0200dc00dsc00dp00icFFiscFFipFFin00”
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #55 (Hub)

I did some research and the best I could come up with was

Note that my listing of lsusb also shows

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0846:9052 NetGear, Inc.

Hence I downloaded the realtek vendor drivers from

but all of them already fail at the “make” command with output:

make ARCH=x86_64 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/3.11.10-25-desktop/build M=/home/Raz/USB/Neuer Ordner 1/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux_v4.2.2_7502.20130517 modules
make: *** /lib/modules/3.11.10-25-desktop/build: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden. Schluss.
make: *** [modules] Fehler 2

Can you please help me? Do you need any additional information?


Install kernel-desktop-devel

Then re-try compiling and report any issues here, you’re just lacking the build development files for the kernel desktop. That’s what the error means.

Thank you very much for the quick help!

I installed kernel-desktop-devel​ and this time the following error occures:

make ARCH=x86_64 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/3.11.10-25-desktop/build M=/home/Raz/USB/New folder/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux-master modules
make[1]: Entering directory /usr/src/linux-3.11.10-25-obj/x86_64/desktop' /usr/src/linux-3.11.10-25/arch/x86/Makefile:107: CONFIG_X86_X32 enabled but no binutils support make[3]: *** Keine Regel, um »folder/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux-master« zu erstellen. Schluss. make[2]: *** [sub-make] Fehler 2 make[1]: *** [all] Fehler 2 make[1]: Leaving directory /usr/src/linux-3.11.10-25-obj/x86_64/desktop’
make: *** [modules] Fehler 2

Any ideas?

Well, do you have binutils installed? :slight_smile:


also binutils-devel and binutils-devel-32Bit

Do I need the various cross-***-binutils ?


No you just need the binutils package itself.

I have to go shopping soon but if you can’t get it working on your own, I’ll take a peek at making an RPM of the driver later on today. I’ll let someone else give you a hand since I won’t be available for a few hours.


don’t stress yourself. I am very glad for your help so far.

I don’t need it for today anyway, but if I had a source for Yast tomorrow that would be great.

Thanks anyway so far,

PS: Will this RPM be part of any official SuSe repo afterwards? From what I have read the driver is working for a lot of Realtek cards.

No, I’m just another user like you, nothing more. However I can host it in my home repository so whenever I compile a new version it’ll appear as an update.

I package certain applications and files that people request or ones that I need for my work.

Never mind I figuered it out. The driver was located in a directory that contained a space and hence the error. How can I mark this thread as solved?

Thank you very much!