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A6100 on Windows 10

viscount45
Aspirant

A6100 on Windows 10

I tried installing in Windows 8 Compatibility Mode but the PC cannot detect the device. Anyone know of a temporary fix until final release of Win10 and drivers are made available? Thanks, all.

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Retired_Member
Not applicable

Re: A6100 on Windows 10

Try a driver only install.


After 2 months of WIN 10 testing I dumped it last month.
Message 2 of 38
viscount45
Aspirant

Re: A6100 on Windows 10

Thank you for the drivers only suggestion, but that did not work.
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Fairytail
Virtuoso

Re: A6100 on Windows 10

The device's software is only compatible upto Windows 8.1.

Versions Included
Software release version: v1.0.0.12
Standalone software release version v1.0.0.12
Win 8.1 32/64 bits driver version: 1024.2.618.2013
Win 7 32/64 bits driver version: 1024.2.618.2013
Win Vista 32/64 driver version: 1024.2.618.2013
Win XP/XP x64 driver version: 1024.2.618.2013

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/23925
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amaximd
Aspirant

Re: A6100 on Windows 10

Does anyone know if Netgear are working on a Windows 10 Driver
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Fairytail
Virtuoso

Re: A6100 on Windows 10

Checking with NETGEAR for this inquiry.
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KentuckyRanger
Aspirant

Re: A6100 on Windows 10

Well, lynksys isn't the answer either. I guess niether company cares about getting a simple updated driver for Win 10. EVERY peice of hardware I've had to update was flawless, until I came across Netgear. Guess I know who I'm NOT buying from again. Y'all have had over a friggin year to come up with simple driver updates. This is just crap!

Message 7 of 38
RH
Tutor
Tutor

Re: A6100 on Windows 10

1. In device manager, click on the 6100 and choose update driver, browse my computer, let me choose which drivers, and uncheck show compatible drivers

2. Select Realtek Semiconducter Corp (use the 2nd one down on the list - there are two in a row)

3.On the right side select Realtek 8812AU Wireless LAN 802.11 ac USB NIC Version 1027.4.1120.2014 (use the second one down on the list again with the driver date of 02/17/2015)

4. Ignore the warning message and install it anyway

5. Should Work for Windows 10 Now!

 

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Spizard
Aspirant

Re: A6100 on Windows 10

Awesome!  This seem to work for me!

 

Thanks!

Message 9 of 38
smsunder
Guide

Re: A6100 on Windows 10

Thanks for recommendation...worked for me after upgrading to Windows 10 today! 

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Aftershock5167
Aspirant

Re: A6100 on Windows 10

Wow ....i dont know how on earth out of all those drivers in there you figured out that this one works!!!! you are a absolute Genius and please know that i am #1 grateful as heck for this and #2 completely blown away by your super computer brains AwesomeNess!

Message 11 of 38
BearyApple77
Aspirant

Re: A6100 on Windows 10

I have checked my desktop and Realtek 8812AU Wireless LAN 802.11 ac USB NIC Version 1027.4.1120.2014 isn't an option for me. I have Win7 now, but I did have Win10. I had to uninstall after A6100 Adapter wouldn't work! Anyone that might have another option would be great!

Message 12 of 38
DarrenM
Sr. NETGEAR Moderator

Re: A6100 on Windows 10

Hello everyone

 

We are looking into the issues with the A6100 and upgrading to win 10 we have another thread with some information on how to get the adapter working and also if you are having issues we are collecting information from the community so we can fix those issues so please look at this thread.

 

https://community.netgear.com/t5/WiFi-Adapters/Windows-10-A6100-A6200-A6210-Installation-Heads-Up/m-...

 

DarrenM

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mrlerch
Aspirant

Re: A6100 on Windows 10

So I did what you said, and it is now recognizing the A6100. I am also connected to the local network, and it says that I am connected to the internet, however none of my browsers can bring up a web page. At first I thought that it may be a firewall issue, so I disabled it, but that didn't work either. So it shows as fully connected and working, however I can't get to the internet. Please advise.

 

Thanks,

 

MrLerch

Message 14 of 38
DarrenM
Sr. NETGEAR Moderator

Re: A6100 on Windows 10

Hello Mrlerch 

 

First try going to your command prompt CMD and then type ipconfig to see if you are getting a ip address next if you are type ping www.google.com into the command prompt and see if you are able to ping out to google. Let me know what you get

 

Pinging

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/989

 

Ipconfig

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/23664

 

DarrenM

Message 15 of 38
RH
Tutor
Tutor

Re: A6100 on Windows 10

Mrlerch

 

You prolly have some a6100 program running in the background somewhere or otherwise windows10 is reverting back to the old driver or another configuration all on its own.  Check to see and if so uninstall it. Also, in device manager uninstall a6100 driver, unplug the usb nic, then plug it back in and follow instructions in my previous post. Should work fine after that. 

 

RH

Message 16 of 38
mrlerch
Aspirant

Re: A6100 on Windows 10

Amazing! It's working. You were right. I had the Genie software driver installed. I uninstalled it and then unplugged the dongle, then replugged it and then installed the driver you recommended, and ---- YES!!!! Local area and Internet working! Super. Thank you!

 

Shame on Netgear though for not updating their drivers!

 

Thanks,

 

MrLerch

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MountainMan500
Aspirant

Re: A6100 on Windows 10

Worked like a champ and saved me a great deal of time!

Message 18 of 38
Pakitos90
Aspirant

Rif.: A6100 on Windows 10

I have netgear A6100 But there aren't new drivers for windows 10...it's a great problem because a Great society as Netgear is Not ready to a new operating system. I Hope in the next days we'll have new drivers.

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JamesGL
Master

Rif.: A6100 on Windows 10

Hi @Pakitos90,

 

Welcome to Community!

 

The latest driver available in support site should work with Windows 10. You can follow the steps suggested by RH in page 1.

 

Regards,

 

JamesGL

Community Team

Message 20 of 38
pratyushpks
Initiate

Re: A6100 on Windows 10

Hi RH,

 

This is working. I would add something more here for help to others if they get confused. First remove the Netgear Genie or standalone driver which you have installed earlier.

Once that done use the method given by RH which is

------

1. In device manager, click on the 6100 and choose update driver, browse my computer, let me choose which drivers, and uncheck show compatible drivers

2. Select Realtek Semiconducter Corp (use the 2nd one down on the list - there are two in a row)

3.On the right side select Realtek 8812AU Wireless LAN 802.11 ac USB NIC Version 1027.4.1120.2014 (use the second one down on the list again with the driver date of 02/17/2015)

4. Ignore the warning message and install it anyway

5. Should Work for Windows 10 Now!

-------

For a check, when you see the device back in Device Manager , it should bear the name of Realtek adaptor and not Netgear A6100. To connect to network you can go the Network setting in Win10, scroll down to the newly installed device name, and then select the 5GHZ wifi ssid.

 

Cheers,

 

Regards,

Pratyush

Message 21 of 38
postet17
Aspirant

Re: A6100 on Windows 10

Man Happy OMG.. Thank you so much for this posting. I have spent days trying to get my USB wifi adapter to work again after updating to Windows 10. Thank you so much you are a true life saver. 

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RobSimple
Aspirant

Re: A6100 on Windows 10

OMG i thought i was out of service until i saw this work around.. Thank you! THIS WORKS!

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2012Wingdadok
Aspirant

Re: A6100 on Windows 10

Fortunately this "workaround" was also successful for me, at this time. We'll see how long it will last, It truly is disappointing to know Netgear hasn't stepped up to the plate to upgrade the drivers for it's products. I'm certain there are thousands of their products still on the shelves and this just seems ludicrious! Not everyone has the technical skills to apply this kind of a fix and will wind up having to PAY $omeone to fix it for them...Good grief Charlie Brown!

Message 24 of 38
JamesGL
Master

Re: A6100 on Windows 10

Hi All,

 

There is a KB article for A6210 which is same with A6100 workaround.

 

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/29802/~/netgear-a6210-wireless-adapter-not-working-in-...

 

Regards,

 

JamesGL

Community Team

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