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Re: compatibility macos catalina

Dresel
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compatibility macos catalina

I just bought the Nighthawk AC1900 Wifi USB adapter.  Will it work with Macos Catalina?

Model: A7000|Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi USB Adapter - USB 3.0
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amak
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Re: compatibility macos catalina

After Searching I found this tool, and it get it to work on Catalina. Hope it helps atleast temporarily until Netgear releases the fix

 

https://github.com/chris1111/Wireless-USB-Adapter

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Re: compatibility macos catalina


@Dresel wrote:

Will it work with Macos Catalina?


What's that?

 

If you visit the support pages:

 

Support | NETGEAR

 

you can feed in the model number and find all the documentation for your hardware.

Just another user with a set of boilerplate macros.

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Re: compatibility macos catalina


@michaelkenward wrote:

@Dresel wrote:

Will it work with Macos Catalina?


What's that?


 It's the macOS new operating system. The update was released today the 7th and it broke the use of everyones A7000 USB WiFi Adapter. 

Model: A7000|Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi USB Adapter - USB 3.0
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glamdrain
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Re: compatibility macos catalina

I tryed to install the driver listed from the error shown it is trying to put it in the wrong place, so no it is not compatible with catalina

Model: A7000|Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi USB Adapter - USB 3.0
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If Apple has broken something, then let them know as well as Netgear.

 

There is a good chance that other makers of USB Adapter's have fallen victim to the same bug.

Just another user with a set of boilerplate macros.

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Re: compatibility macos catalina


@michaelkenward wrote:

If Apple has broken something, then let them know as well as Netgear.

 

There is a good chance that other makers of USB Adapter's have fallen victim to the same bug.


It is not a bug.

 

Apple has changed the way applications are installed ontop of the operating system by introducing a read-only system volume. 

 

https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2019/710/

 

Here is a link explainging what and why they changed it.

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@AnydCatalinaUsr wrote:

@michaelkenward wrote:

If Apple has broken something, then let them know as well as Netgear.

 

There is a good chance that other makers of USB Adapter's have fallen victim to the same bug.


It is not a bug.

 

Apple has changed the way applications are installed ontop of the operating system by introducing a read-only system volume. 

 

https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2019/710/

 

Here is a link explainging what and why they changed it.


Doubtless that will help anyone who uses Macs. There won't be many of those here as Netgear support for USB adapters for Macs is limited.

 

This is one of the few discussions I have seen here on that front.

 

Pity it is design ineptitude rather than a bug. Bugs can get fixed.

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kelvincht
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Re: compatibility macos catalina

Got the same issue after upgraded to Mac os Catalina (10.15)

 

The adapter no longer works, and the installer no longer supported.

 

I believe there is some breaking changes introduced in 10.15 in the way driver deal with the OS.

 

The A7000 is relatively new product and definiately still in the supported lifecycle.

 

A new driver supporting catalina should be developed.

Model: A7000|Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi USB Adapter - USB 3.0
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Squishy4
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Re: compatibility macos catalina

32bit programs no longer work on maxis Catalina.
Model: A7000|Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi USB Adapter - USB 3.0
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glamdrain
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Re: compatibility macos catalina

Your right,

After watching the video posted in the previous post the two things needed are

1. since the root file is now read only and there is now a Stand alone partition for software, the software will now need to point the install to this standalone partition.

2. the install will have to be a 64bt install.

I spoke to somone at Netgear and was told they are working on installs for mojave and Catalina. But of corse there is no telling as to how long it will be before it would be dropped for the public.

Model: A7000|Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi USB Adapter - USB 3.0
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amak
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Re: compatibility macos catalina

After Searching I found this tool, and it get it to work on Catalina. Hope it helps atleast temporarily until Netgear releases the fix

 

https://github.com/chris1111/Wireless-USB-Adapter

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Blanca_O
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Re: compatibility macos catalina

Hi, All, 

 

For now, the A7000 MacOS software cannot support MacOS 10.15 (Catalina). Engineering team are working on a new software to support MacOS 10.15. We expect to support it first quarter of 2020.


Regards, 
Blanca 
Community Team
 

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MiljenkoHorvat
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Is there any way of being placed on a mailing list or some other way of being notified when the upgrade is available?

Thank you, 

Model: A7000|Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi USB Adapter - USB 3.0
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jasonphorne
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So, should everyone just be all right with not having network access for a few months? You should really post a fix immediately.

Model: A7000|Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi USB Adapter - USB 3.0
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MiljenkoHorvat
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Yes, this is just crazy - to not support Catalina with so much time to prepare for it is just lazy. And Netgear is not a cheap product - it is a Premium priced stuff where this should be inexcusable. 

Last time I bought any of that hardware.

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adairluscher
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I will check that out, thank you!

Model: A7000|Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi USB Adapter - USB 3.0
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adairluscher
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I installed it today and it works great.  Thank you for your recommendation, it is much appreciated.

Model: A7000|Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi USB Adapter - USB 3.0
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devopsterus
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It's really too bad, I'll probably end up returning the product to Best Buy.  Also, it's misleading to state "MacOS 10.8.3 or later" on the box.

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devopsterus
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The OSS WIFI solution posted here requires that you disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) which is a Mac OS security measure designed to protect against malware.

 

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204899

 

Unless you know the full ramifications, it's not a good idea to mess around with this.

 

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devopsterus
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So to update, looks like recent releases no longer require SIP to be disabled, which is great news.

The driver seems to work with my mobile tether, it is not working on Starbucks WIFI right now.

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