TP Link Archer T9UH on Ubuntu

TP Link Archer T9UH on Ubuntu

28 Aug 2020, 09:54am TZ +05:30
linux, ubuntu, WiFi

This is a follow-on from my earlier post on TP-Link Archer T9UH on Manjaro Linux .

This time I did the installation on Ubuntu Linux (debian).

TP-Link Archer T9UH : V2 version an excellent low cost AC1900 Dual Band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) WiFi USB 3.0 Dongle

This time with Ubuntu Linux.

I have also recorded a video for this installation. Needed to do that for my friend. May be I will post that video here some time soon.

Let’s look at how I did it.

1. Check USB Connection #

This is just to make sure that we have the device connected.

$ lsusb
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 2357:0106 TP-Link Archer T9UH v1 [Realtek RTL8814AU]

If you get the message like above, they your device is connected correctly.

2. Install the Required Tools #

This is an obvious next step. Since we don’t have TP-Link supporting the driver. We need to build it from scratch.

# Refresh the Repository
sudo apt update

# Install the pieces
sudo apt install -y git binutils gcc dkms make

# Install the Kernel Bits needed
sudo apt install -y build-essential libelf-dev linux-headers-`uname -r`

3. Download the Driver Source code #

You can find the open-source version of the supported driver on -

Let’s Download the same.

# Go to your Downloads
cd ~/Downloads

# Clone the Specific Version of the Repository
git clone -b v5.6.4.2

# Let's Visit the Directory the driver source-code we just cloned
cd rtl*

4. Building the Driver #

You should be already in your cloned repository to begin. We did this earlier:


Let’s look at build steps:

# Build the Code

# Need Admin Permissions to Start Install
sudo make install

In case you face any issues, don’t worry. The source repository clearly documents the build process.

Wish you All the Best #

Hope this would helpful for using the TP-Link Archer T9UH on Ubuntu. I wish that TP-Link provides Linux support soon.

As always, I look forward to your suggestion and comments. DM me on Mastodon ..