How to Install Realtek USB Wireless Adaptor??

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IvorTollah
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How to Install Realtek USB Wireless Adaptor??

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Hi, I have been using an old D-Link wireless receiver with my Linux Mint 19.2 system. This receiver is quite old and doesn't work very well at the best of times, either on windows or Linux. I bought a new Realtek Wireless USB adaptor and I can't get Linux to recognise it (at the moment my internet connection is through a driect cable connection to my ASUS RT-AC66U router).

To resolve this problem I have checked this forum for similar posts, the web, and I found a couple of YouTube videos that deal with similar issues. However the solutions they proposed all failed for some reason so I have given up and come back here for direct help, so apologies if this has already been dealt with elsewhere in the forum - I haven't found it or I did find it and it just didn't work when I tried it.

Solutions from this forum I tried were:
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=256451

From the Web:
https://superuser.com/questions/589895/ ... nt/1018106

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ0gcA778Ms
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuTAU_B3OeA

The attached .odt file "LSUSB Settings" details the output from the following commands which were specified in the forum solution above. In case you have trouble accessing the file, my system settings are below:

System:
Host: IvorLinuxDT Kernel: 4.15.0-65-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.4 Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina
base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: H110M-A/M.2 v: Rev X.0x
serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: 3019
date: 01/06/2017
CPU:
Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-7500 bits: 64 type: MCP
arch: Kaby Lake rev: 9 L2 cache: 6144 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 27264
Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/3800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800
3: 800 4: 800
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA GF108 [GeForce GT 730] vendor: Gigabyte driver: nvidia
v: 390.116 bus ID: 01:00.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: nvidia
unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,nouveau,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 730/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.116
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio
vendor: ASUSTeK Sunrise Point-H driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus ID: 00:1f.3
Device-2: NVIDIA GF108 High Definition Audio vendor: Gigabyte
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1
Device-3: N/A type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus ID: 1-7:6
Device-4: C-Media CM108 Audio Controller type: USB
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus ID: 1-4.4.4:11
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-65-generic
Network:
Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: ASUSTeK driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k
port: f000 bus ID: 00:1f.6
IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 10 Mbps duplex: half mac: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 5.78 TiB used: 3.94 TiB (68.1%)
ID-1: /dev/sda type: USB vendor: Seagate model: Expansion Desk
size: 3.64 TiB
ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST1000DM010-2EP102 size: 931.51 GiB
ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Vaseky model: V800 350GB size: 333.79 GiB
ID-4: /dev/sdd type: USB vendor: Seagate model: Expansion size: 931.51 GiB
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 148.98 GiB used: 16.43 GiB (11.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc6
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: nvidia temp: 35 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 gpu: nvidia fan: 34%
Info:
Processes: 241 Uptime: 6m Memory: 15.61 GiB used: 1.73 GiB (11.1%)
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20
inxi: 3.0.32

When I entered the LSUSB command I got the following output:

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0bc2:3322 Seagate RSS LLC
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0bda:b812 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0806:0806
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1a86:7523 QinHeng Electronics HL-340 USB-Serial adapter
Bus 001 Device 011: ID 0d8c:013c C-Media Electronics, Inc. CM108 Audio Controller
Bus 001 Device 009: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0bda:5401 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL 8153 USB 3.0 hub with gigabit ethernet
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0bc2:2322 Seagate RSS LLC
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:5401 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL 8153 USB 3.0 hub with gigabit ethernet
Bus 001 Device 010: ID 05e3:0745 Genesys Logic, Inc. Logilink CR0012
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 062a:4101 Creative Labs Wireless Keyboard/Mouse
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

The Reatek Wireless adaptor seems to appear a couple of times, but it seems to be recognised as a hub with gigabit ethernet? I'm not sure if this is relevant at all.

The adaptor itself came with a mini cd that contains install files for Windows, Mac and Linux. So I am hopeful that this particular adaptor is actually compatible with my version of Linux. The linux Folder contained the following sub-directories:

RTL8811CU_WiFi_Linux
RTL8812BU_WiFi_Linux

I have attached a screenshot of the Folders and the zip files underneath each one.

Underneath each of these directories were 2 zip files, each of which which I extracted to my Downloads folder, the structure of the extracted files is also attached in a screenshot

I am not sure which of these folders to use, or how to go about installing them on my system. As I mentioned my attempts to follow the YouTube instructions failed with very confusing error messages.

If you can point me to (a) the right file to use and (b) an online source which describes how to install these files and get the adaptor working that would be fantastic. Thanks for any help you can give me.
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Subdirectories of each Linux Zip file
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Re: How to Install Realtek USB Wireless Adaptor??

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Yes, thanks I did see this link in my searches before and it seems to be the most relevant to the type of adaptor I'm trying to install. Unfortunately it seems to spend a lot of time getting the install files/drivers from Github - which I don't think I need to do., I already have the files I need on the CD, I just need to know how to install them!

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Re: How to Install Realtek USB Wireless Adaptor??

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Do in terminal

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sudo apt install build-essential dkms
Then go into that RTL88x2BU_WiFi_linux folder in the included driver and look at the readme.txt file and see if it has good instructions
Most times Linux drivers that are included don't support the newer kernels

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Forget that CD. Go for GitHub: most recent.
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Re: How to Install Realtek USB Wireless Adaptor??

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Or, get a Panda wifi for $15 and avoid the headache.
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