Ubuntu 20.04 - Install Driver For PiAEK USB Wifi Adapter
So I decided to buy a USB WiFi adapter in hopes of setting up a Linux based access point.
Unfortunately, it doesn't work out-of-the-box, and it didn't even work if I just installed the
rtl8812au-dkms package from the Ubuntu repositories, so I had to build and install a kernel module from source code on Github.
sudo apt install git dkms git clone https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8812au.git cd rtl8812au sudo make dkms_install
After that's completed, you need to reboot into the newly modified kernel in order to be able to start using the wifi adapter.
To test that your device is now working, you can run the following command:
You should see a bunch of specs for your new wifi dongle.
- Probelms with Loading Realtek rtl8812AU driver in Ubuntu 19.10
- blog.danielscrivano.com - installing rtl8812au on ubuntu for wireless dual-band usb adapters
First published: 5th March 2021