[SOLVED] Mint 18 Not Installing WiFi Driver

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[SOLVED] Mint 18 Not Installing WiFi Driver

Post by glicka » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:32 pm

Hello. I've built my own computer from scratch and am trying to use this wifi antenna:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011T ... UTF8&psc=1

which is reviewed to work for Mint and Ubuntu. The problem is I cannot install the driver at all. The make command always fails when I try to run it. Please help.
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Re: Mint 18 Not Installing WiFi Driver

Post by JeremyB » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:49 pm

Post results from terminal for

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lsusb

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Re: Mint 18 Not Installing WiFi Driver

Post by glicka » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:01 pm

Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 413c:2105 Dell Computer Corp. Model L100 keyboard
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:a811 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:c52f Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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Re: Mint 18 Not Installing WiFi Driver

Post by JeremyB » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:30 pm

If you have a working ethernet connection do

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sudo apt-get install git build-essential linux-headers-generic

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git clone https://github.com/abperiasamy/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux.git

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cd rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux

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make

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sudo make install
reboot

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Re: Mint 18 Not Installing WiFi Driver

Post by glicka » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:03 pm

I do not have ethernet access unfortunately. I have the drivers that came with the antenna on my desktop but they won't install.

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Re: Mint 18 Not Installing WiFi Driver

Post by glicka » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:16 pm

Hi. I downloaded the file, moved it to the desktop on my linux system, and went through the process you said. Everything seemed to build correctly but there is no wifi signal being found. Is there another step to do? Thanks.

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Re: Mint 18 Not Installing WiFi Driver

Post by JeremyB » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:49 pm

What happens when you

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sudo modprobe -v rtl8812au

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Re: Mint 18 Not Installing WiFi Driver

Post by glicka » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:04 pm

Hi Jeremy,

I got the wifi working. After doing the process you recommended first I had forgotten to restart my computer. Once I restarted it I had wifi access. Thank you so much for your help! :D

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Re: Mint 18 Not Installing WiFi Driver

Post by JeremyB » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:42 pm

Please edit the first post in the thread to add SOLVED to the subject

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Re: [SOLVED] Mint 18 Not Installing WiFi Driver

Post by locoloon » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:06 pm

this exact set of steps just helped out a Mint noobie, thanks.

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Re: [SOLVED] Mint 18 Not Installing WiFi Driver

Post by GabeInAus » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:24 am

Worked for me as well. :) I have a USB adapter that has Simplecom nw611 AC on it. This is the model "Simplecom NW611 AC600 WiFi Dual Band USB Adapter with 5dBi High Gain Antenna" so if someone else is looking to get it working on Mint or Ubuntu I think.

Here is the website for it although the driver I got from there were no help. https://www.simplecom.com.au/simplecom- ... tenna.html


Thank you for your help. :)

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