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Netgear A7000

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Netgear A7000
Availability: now

Manuf/OEM/ODM Delta Networks

FCC approval date: 30 June 2017
(Est.) release date: 16 August 2017
(Est.) initial retail price (in USD): $69.99
Country of manuf.: Taiwan

Amazon image

ASIN
B073JHHNJ9 (Flag of the United States.svg, On Amazon, On CCC)

Interface: USB

USB 3.0
Connector: Male A
Form factor tags: dongle (w/ large antenna)

ID: 0846:9054
Windows: USB\VID_0846&PID_9054

FCC ID: PY317100368
Industry Canada ID: 4054A-17100368

WI1 chip1: Realtek RTL8814AU

Probable Linux driver
See this driver @ Edimax
See aircrack-ng's rtl8812au repo on GitHub which includes support for RTL8814AU and is patched for newer kernels. Five versions (4.3.21, 5.1.5, 5.2.9, 5.2.20, 5.3.4) are available.
USB ID not yet observed in any mainline kernel / this list
(see also passys)

Windows driver
see Realtek's website

Antenna connector: none

abgn+ac, 3x4:3

Flags: 256QAM, flip-up antenna, DFS

OUI: 08:02:8E (2 E, 2 W, 2017)

For a list of all currently documented Realtek chipsets with specifications, see Realtek.



1300Mbps - 3SS 5GHz 802.11ac (80MHz chan.),
600Mbps - 3SS 2.4GHz 802.11n (40MHz chan., 256QAM) = 1900 Mbps class

AC1900 WiFi USB Adapter

Product page • Support page

"2976556201" is silkscreened on the board in the FCC photos.

The Edimax driver EW-7833UAC_Linux_Driver_4.3.21 linked to on the right works with Ubuntu 16.04 Kernel 4.4.0-116 if you add the Netgear device ID.

Add the line {USB_DEVICE(0x0846, 0x9054),.driver_info = RTL8814A}, /* Netgear - A7000 */ to the CONFIG_RTL8814A section in <driver source folder>/os_dep/linux/usb_intf.c.

It's line 213 in the version mentioned above.

Then make, and sudo make install as described in the readme.