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Need help installing Tp-Link Archer T4U Version 3 Wireless-AC USB Adapter

Post by Compumind » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:24 pm

Hi friends...

I bought a Tp-Link Archer T4U Version 3 USB Wireless-AC Adapter and do not understand how to install it.

Website is: https://www.tp-link.com/us/download/Archer-T4U.html

What do I choose? The newer Archer T4U_V3_181018_Linux_beta or the slightly older Archer T4U(US)_V3_180511_Linux driver?

I have no clue on what to do after examining the folder contents. I am still learning some LM basics.

Any help appreciated getting this to work without extreme pain.

TP Support is dismal.

Many thanks!

:)

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Re: Need help installing Tp-Link Archer T4U Version 3 Wireless-AC USB Adapter

Post by Compumind » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:19 pm

Anyone? I'm desperate, lol!

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Re: Need help installing Tp-Link Archer T4U Version 3 Wireless-AC USB Adapter

Post by Compumind » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:17 pm

Wow.

Is my question that deep? I know these wireless adapters are tricky.
Could anyone suggest another resource to assist me?

It would be appreciated. Thanks again.

Happy Holidays!

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Re: Need help installing Tp-Link Archer T4U Version 3 Wireless-AC USB Adapter

Post by JeremyB » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:18 pm

Missed this post, post results from terminal for

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lsusb; mokutil --sb-state

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Re: Need help installing Tp-Link Archer T4U Version 3 Wireless-AC USB Adapter

Post by Compumind » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:22 pm

Thanks for responding, Jeremy!

Would you like me to boot with the new adapter in first, then run that command?

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Re: Need help installing Tp-Link Archer T4U Version 3 Wireless-AC USB Adapter

Post by JeremyB » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:25 pm

Yes, as the name of the adapter isn't the best thing to search on most times, the USB ID is better

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Re: Need help installing Tp-Link Archer T4U Version 3 Wireless-AC USB Adapter

Post by Compumind » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:36 pm

Here's the output...

lsusb; mokutil --sb-state

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 002: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp. 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0764:0501 Cyber Power System, Inc. CP1500 AVR UPS
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 2357:0115
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 04f2:0420 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Command 'mokutil' not found, but can be installed with:

sudo apt install mokutil

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Re: Need help installing Tp-Link Archer T4U Version 3 Wireless-AC USB Adapter

Post by JeremyB » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:57 pm

Ok in terminal do

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sudo apt install git dkms build-essential
git clone https://github.com/jeremyb31/rtl8822bu.git
sudo dkms add ./rtl8822bu
sudo dkms install 8822bu/1.1
Reboot

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Re: Need help installing Tp-Link Archer T4U Version 3 Wireless-AC USB Adapter

Post by Compumind » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:58 pm

So I executed this command line - sudo apt install mokutil

Here is the output:

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 002: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp. 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0764:0501 Cyber Power System, Inc. CP1500 AVR UPS
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 2357:0115
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 04f2:0420 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

EFI variables are not supported on this system

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Re: Need help installing Tp-Link Archer T4U Version 3 Wireless-AC USB Adapter

Post by JeremyB » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:05 pm

Compumind wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:58 pm
So I executed this command line - sudo apt install mokutil

Here is the output:

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 002: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp. 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0764:0501 Cyber Power System, Inc. CP1500 AVR UPS
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 2357:0115
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 04f2:0420 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

EFI variables are not supported on this system
Installing mokutil was not needed as it is not installed on Legacy boots and Secure Boot is only possible on EFI installs, see commands at viewtopic.php?p=1570312#p1570311

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Re: Need help installing Tp-Link Archer T4U Version 3 Wireless-AC USB Adapter

Post by Compumind » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:22 pm

Hi Jeremy -

Obviously you know the internals, since the adapter is now working! Thank you very much.
I would like to understand what was done, so if you could explain it to me that would be great!
PM would be fine, if you wish.

:mrgreen:

I see that I downloaded one of your files.

Is this the complete driver for this Wireless Adapter, or can we squeeze more out of it?
Right now I'm connecting at 150 Mbps over a USB 2.0 port!

Why couldn't tp-link do this?

:lol:

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Re: Need help installing Tp-Link Archer T4U Version 3 Wireless-AC USB Adapter

Post by JeremyB » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:29 pm

The only reason I see that the TP-link code didn't work was because it only supported up to the 4.11 kernel.
I actually copied another github project a while back to make some changes to add a different device, another user actually pushed a change to my source to add your device.
The TP Link source code showed it was a rtl8822bu and I forgot I even had a copy

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Re: Need help installing Tp-Link Archer T4U Version 3 Wireless-AC USB Adapter

Post by Compumind » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:32 pm

Wow. That's great! :)

Where can I download the driver in the future? (For another LM system)?

Again, many thanks and Happy Holidays!

Compumind :D

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Re: Need help installing Tp-Link Archer T4U Version 3 Wireless-AC USB Adapter

Post by JeremyB » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:36 pm

Same place and the same commands

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Re: Need help installing Tp-Link Archer T4U Version 3 Wireless-AC USB Adapter

Post by rohang » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:15 am

I have the same device - Tp Link Archer t4U AC1300 version 3. The chipset, however is an RTL8812AU. How do I install drivers for the same?

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Re: Need help installing Tp-Link Archer T4U Version 3 Wireless-AC USB Adapter

Post by JeremyB » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:51 am

Post results for

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lsusb

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Re: Need help installing Tp-Link Archer T4U Version 3 Wireless-AC USB Adapter

Post by rohang » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:56 am

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 80ee:0021 VirtualBox USB Tablet
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 2357:0115 TP-Link
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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Re: Need help installing Tp-Link Archer T4U Version 3 Wireless-AC USB Adapter

Post by JeremyB » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:58 am

Check mokutil --sb-state as Secure Boot needs to be disabled then see viewtopic.php?p=1570312#p1570311

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Re: Need help installing Tp-Link Archer T4U Version 3 Wireless-AC USB Adapter

Post by rohang » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:01 am

Thank you for your response. secureboot is disabled, so that I don't think that is an issue. The drivers you mentioned work, but the connection is slow and monitor mode is not functioning.


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