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malchik
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not able to install driver for wifi realtek w95168oa usb adapter

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Hello everyone,

I am new linux user and having hard time getting my wifi to work. I bought wifi realtek w95168oa usb adapter and tried following every forum on the topic to install it with no luck. I am already wondering if I should move back to windows. Please see the output of lsusb below and let me know what i am doing wrong. Thank you

barham@barham-OptiPlex-9010:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0461:4dfb Primax Electronics, Ltd
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 413c:2005 Dell Computer Corp. RT7D50 Keyboard
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0bda:c811 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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Re: not able to install driver for wifi realtek w95168oa usb adapter

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Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0bda:c811 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
You can try to install rtl8821cu-dkms package with following commands. Reboot your PC after installation. You must disable secureboot from BIOS/EFI settings.

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kelebek333/kablosuz
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install rtl8821cu-dkms

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Re: not able to install driver for wifi realtek w95168oa usb adapter

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I followed your steps and it worked, Thank you so much for your help, you just made my day, I spent the whole week following different forums with no luck, thought I might bought bad adapter and already was planning on shipping it back to the seller.

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Re: not able to install driver for wifi realtek w95168oa usb adapter

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The computer crashed and niw getting screen with initramfs, attaching screenshots.

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