Install Wifi Driver Linux

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A: Since Linux is developed at an open system with various branches, we cannot guarantee that our driver could work on your Linux system. However, there are many developers provide their own driver in Linux forum. We recommend you to use their drivers. From Github: (For T2U V1&V2/T2UH V1&V2/T1U V1&V2). The Linux driver for this particular dongle is “rtl8812au”, and that’s why the installation video on the company’s website is called “Install the Realtek rtl8812au Wifi Driver in Linux”. If you Google it, you will find a couple of tutorials showing you how to install the Linux driver via git.

If you’re using your USB device in a virtual machine, see also Pitfalls Using USB Devices in Virtual Machines.

Target Devices

Adapters with chipset: RTL8811AU, RTL8812AU (RTL8814AU have a separate driver now.)


Driver Information

Developed internally by Realtek, and then patched by open community members.

This drivers is not mainlined (might never will be, from the look of it), so you’ll be loading a self-compiled out-of-tree kernel module. If you are running on a system using UEFISecure Boot, you may need to either disable Secure Boot or sign the kernel module before you can load it. (We won’t cover that here.)

To check the status of Secure Boot, run

Check Secure Boot Status

Output will be one of the following:

  • SecureBoot enabled — using UEFI, Secure Boot enabled
  • SecureBoot disabled — using UEFI, Secure Boot disabled
  • EFI variables are not supported on this system — not using UEFI, Secure Boot disabled

Driver Installation

Kali Linux

For those who are running Kali Linux ARM Image on Raspberry Pi, the driver should be installed already.

For x86 users, install package realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms.

Install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms
Install Build Dependencies (Default Kernel)

If you’re not using the default kernel, package linux-headers should be changed respectively. Download trainer sleeping dogs 1.3 cu ft. Say you’re using LTS kernel, the command would then be

Install Build Dependencies (LTS Kernel)