Netgear WNA1000N USB wlan device

Hans Petter Selasky hselasky at
Thu Nov 10 08:41:33 UTC 2011

On Thursday 10 November 2011 06:56:23 Glen Barber wrote:
> Hi,
> Netgear has these neat little USB micro wireless network adapters[1]
> that one could plug in and forget about without fear of, for example,
> breaking the device.
> Said devices are really nice for those of us without supported
> integrated wireless chipsets, such as those found in late 2010 MacBooks,
> or anything manufactured by Dell recently...
> The only problem is that the device itself is not supported.
> The device appears to have a RealTek RTL8188CUS chipset (vendor 0846,
> device 9041), which, without knowing much more about the device, I
> suspect could work with the urtw(4) driver.  However, my feeble attempts
> at simulating support for the device ended, well, as expected.  :)
> Is someone out there interested in undertaking the task of tweaking the
> driver code (if it's feasible in this case, of course) to get this
> device supported?  I suspect more people than just me would be greatly
> appreciative of support for it.  :)
> Thanks,
> Glen
> [1] -
> html


Could you dump the device descriptor using usbconfig and Google the .idVendor 
and .idProduct values?


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