Realtek 8812AU driver version
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Latest commit 9111e46 Aug 28, 2018


Realtek 8812AU driver version

Only supports 8812AU chipset.

Works fine with 4.19-rc1 kernel. Source now builds with no warnings or errors.

Greatly improved stability due to huge rewrite of phydm - "4 second glitch" seems to have been fixed, or at least vastly reduced, in driver version

Added (cosmeticly edited) original Realtek_Changelog.txt, this and dkms.conf.

Added device USB IDs, sorted by ID number. Added LED control by Makefile, module parameter and dynamic /proc writing. Added VHT extras. Added regdb files.


To build and install module manually:

$ make
$ sudo make install

To use dkms install:

  (as root, or sudo) copy source folder contents to /usr/src/rtl8812au-5.2.20
$ sudo dkms add -m rtl8812au -v 5.2.20
$ sudo dkms build -m rtl8812au -v 5.2.20
$ sudo dkms install -m rtl8812au -v 5.2.20

To use dkms uninstall and remove:

$ sudo dkms remove -m rtl8812au -v 5.2.20 --all

LED control

Thanks to @dkadioglu and others for a start on this.

You can now control LED behaviour statically by Makefile, for example:


value can be y or n

statically by module parameter in /etc/modprobe.d/8812au.conf or wherever, for example:

options 8812au rtw_led_enable=0

value can be 0 or 1

or dynamically by writing to /proc/net/rtl8812au/$(your interface name)/led_enable, for example:

$ echo "0" > /proc/net/rtl8812au/$(your interface name)/led_enable

value can be 0 or 1

check current value:

$ cat /proc/net/rtl8812au/$(your interface name)/led_enable


As others have noted, people using NetworkManager need to add this stanza to /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf


Regdb files

If needed, copy the regulatory database files in regdb/ to /lib/firmware/

$ sudo cp ./regdb/* /lib/firmware/