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Rtl8812AU Realtek 802.11ac Linux Driver (rtl8812au)

This driver is an update to version 5.1.5 (rtl8812AU_linux_v5.1.5_19247.20160830) of Realtek's 8812AU USB WiFi Linux driver for AC1200 (801.11ac) adapters.

It supports supports USB 3.0 and has been succesfully tested to work with Linux Kernels 3.16.x to 4.12.x as well as AMD's Radeon Open Compute (ROCm) kernel.

The original version of this driver was downloaded from Tenda. However, several improvements have been made including support for the Tp-Link Archer and Tenda U12 dongles as well as the addition of an LED control module (rtw_led_ctrl).

Supported Device List

From driver's device USB ID list and independent testers:

D-Link Edimax Others Others Others
ALPHA I-O DATA Edimax HAWKING Edimax EnGenius EnGenius Belkin Sercomm
DWA-182 Logitec Edimax ASUS Edimax Phlanex Abocom Tenda U12
Cameo Edimax Edimax NEC * Abocom Abocom Tp-Link Archer: T4U v1, T4U v2, T4UH V1
Sitecom Edimax ZyXEL * WD Cybertan BrosTrend Long Range 1200Mbps

Enviroments Successfully Tested

  • Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 and 17.10
  • Fedora 25
  • Kernels
    • 3.16.x to 4.13.x
    • AMD ROCm Linux Kernel: 4.11.0-kfd-compute-rocm-rel-1.6-148

Building (How to Install)

To build and install module manually:

$ make
$ sudo make install
$ sudo modprobe -a 8812au

To use dkms install:

$ sudo make -f Makefile.dkms install

Additional Info

You may have to install additional packages to complete the build:

$ sudo apt-get install build-essential
$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-4.4.0-67-generic #Change "4.4.0-67" to your desired kernel version


Linux driver for Realtek 802.11ac based on Realtek's 5.1.5 version






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