I installed Manjaro as a dual boot on my PC some time ago, and during the setup, I found that my WiFi usb adapter NetGear 1200 did not work (it was not even detected by the PC as a network adapter).
There is a driver installation CD, but it was only available for Windows and Mac. After some researches, I found a solution that still works great to this day, but was a bit complex to find.
So the point of this post is to (hopefully) help people struggling with the same issue.
First, I still managed to connect to the internet in Manjaro by sharing my phone internet connection to the PC with USB Tethering. This made things much more convenient later on as a temporary solution to connect to the internet.
I guess connecting the PC directly to the router with an ethernet cable would work too.
First, in the pacmac-manager, AUR packages should be enabled (pacmac-manager → preferences → enable AUR).
- Install dkms via AUR
- Clone this git repository (
git clone https://github.com/cilynx/rtl88x2bu.git)
- Navigate to the repository with the terminal and execute
sudo dkms add ./rtl88x2bu
sudo dkms install rtl88x2bu/<rtl88x2bu version installed in the repo, for instance, 5.6.1>
The WiFi network was detected after these steps in my case, and solved the issue.