Re: How can I get a USB wireless dongle to work with Ubuntu?
To be more precise, it means that your Ubuntu Linux kernel recognizes the hardware but having a suitable driver for it is a different story, it seems. When they at Ubuntu decided to configure up and then package the Linux kernel they decided for you if the driver is going to get loaded by module (which means it autoloads when ever needed on newer Linux systems) or if it is compiled inside the Linux kernel (gets loaded during bootup and are available all the time as long as it is plugged in and working). It is possible to download the driver if it is Linux supported Netgear hardware in this case. You can go to their official website to see if it is supported there, then just download the driver and look for README fie or specific instructions on their webpage to get it working.
I have no experience with that specific hardware, but from my experience, often a bit older hardware which has been around for a while is often better supported on a Linux system then just brand new, which also are only supported on Windows and/or MacOS systems.
Debian 8.0 "Jessie"
HP laptop (15-ab064no-Nordic)
Linux user since 1999.