28 Aug 2020, 09:54am TZ +05:30
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 -https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8812au
Let’s Download the same.
# Go to your Downloads cd ~/Downloads # Clone the Specific Version of the Repository git clone -b v188.8.131.52 https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8812au.git # 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 make ... # 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.https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8812au#notes
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 ..