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tp-link t4u usb wireless adapter

Post by whispers » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:11 pm

I dual boot win 10 and linux MINT 18.2. I have this adapter in and it works fine in win but I can't get it to work in MINT = tried to d/l driver from git and run
make clean
make
make install
it done something but still not working ??
tried to follow this link " https://github.com/abperiasamy/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux"

any help would be appreciated :-}

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Re: tp-link t4u usb wireless adapter

Post by I2k4 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:17 pm

The Link you give refers to a Realtek adapter needing a driver: rtl8812AU - which needs a "workaround" for Ubuntu / Mint. I've personally used an 11n adapter workaround for RTL8192CU for years and it fixes a serious driver incompatibility on my adapters (that also work fine on Windows with no fuss). The issues with different RTL adapters are described here with excellent instructions:

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... /reserve-7

I suggest you follow the first steps to "Determine the Chipset" and confirm which driver is currently installed in your machine, and then see if a fix is shown in the article. There are step by step directions for RTL8812AU - with a different link to the current driver - toward the end of it, if that's the right one. Follow the instructions to the letter.

All that said, there has been at least one long thread in this forum about problems getting any 11ac adapter to work, and I've personally put off buying one for that reason, even though the modem for my new fibre optic internet supports it. If your adapter works with Mint, I'd be interested in more details about it and where you bought it. Good luck.
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Re: tp-link t4u usb wireless adapter

Post by whispers » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:21 pm

THANK YOU for your help = I2k4

whispers@whispers-MS-7616 ~ $ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 25a7:fa23
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 2357:0101
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 046d:0802 Logitech, Inc. Webcam C200
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 2109:2811 VIA Labs, Inc. Hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

??? no realtek

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Re: tp-link t4u usb wireless adapter

Post by blockhead47 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:16 pm

no realtek
That's because "Bus 001 Device 004: ID 2357:0101" 2357:0101 is not defined in /var/lib/usbutils/usb.ids.
If you want lsusb to show some information you will have to add it in the right sequence to /var/lib/usbutils/usb.ids.
This is what I added:

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2357  TP-Link
	0101  RTL8812AU Archer T4U
Note: You must have a TAB character before the 0101.
My output from lsusb:

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$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 2357:0101 TP-Link RTL8812AU Archer T4U
I have been successful using the source at https://github.com/diederikdehaas/rtl88 ... ver-4.3.14
Do not have the device plugged in when you compile the source.

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Re: tp-link t4u usb wireless adapter

Post by whispers » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:20 pm

THANK YOU BLOCKHEAD = i will try your suggestions :-} Thanks

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Re: tp-link t4u usb wireless adapter

Post by blockhead47 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:34 pm

I don't recall if this is included in the source but here is a script I use every time I update the kernel to add the driver to the new kernel.
You can also use it for the initial build of the driver.

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#!/bin/bash

# If not root exit
if [[ $EUID -ne 0 ]]; then
   echo "This script must be run as root"
   exit 1
fi

# Set driver and version
DRV_NAME=rtl8812AU
DRV_VERSION=4.3.14

#Remove the current driver from all kernels
dkms remove ${DRV_NAME}/${DRV_VERSION} --all

#Setup, build and install dkms version of driver
mkdir /usr/src/${DRV_NAME}-${DRV_VERSION}
git archive driver-${DRV_VERSION} | tar -x -C /usr/src/${DRV_NAME}-${DRV_VERSION}
dkms add -m ${DRV_NAME} -v ${DRV_VERSION}
dkms build -m ${DRV_NAME} -v ${DRV_VERSION}
dkms install -m ${DRV_NAME} -v ${DRV_VERSION}

#Confirm success
dkms status
Create a script in the root of the source directory I call it install.bsh. Make it executable, chmod +x install.bsh and run it.

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Re: tp-link t4u usb wireless adapter

Post by whispers » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:57 am

Sorry Mate, tried to follow your instructions but they are above my pay grade = nothing worked .... so will have to do without Mint unless we can find an easier way :D :D

Thank You Very Much for trying to help me = I am a wiz with windose but bloody hopeless with Linux . :lol: :lol:

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Re: tp-link t4u usb wireless adapter

Post by caf4926 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:16 am

You know, there are loads of usb wireless adapters out there that work OOTB in Linux
eg
https://tinyurl.com/ycmqbjdw
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Re: tp-link t4u usb wireless adapter

Post by whispers » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:43 pm

thanks mate, at that price it would be worth a go . what is different in this adapter to the one i have and will it work in both windose and mint..?

thanks for the help

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Re: tp-link t4u usb wireless adapter

Post by caf4926 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:19 am

whispers wrote:thanks mate, at that price it would be worth a go . what is different in this adapter to the one i have and will it work in both windose and mint..?

thanks for the help
It is sure to be fine in Windows
As for the difference I can't say
It's for the 2.4GHz only I think, not sure what your current device is?
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Post by whispers » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:19 pm

tried to send you PM = but you have turned off your contact details ?

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Post by I2k4 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:23 pm

whispers wrote:tried to send you PM = but you have turned off your contact details ?

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Hello, I'm not a reliable "regular" on this or other user forums but look in now and then, here mainly for new releases or my own issues with Mint - so don't PM as a rule. I can't think there'd be anything private to communicate, but if so let me know, otherwise just post here. Regards, I2k4
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Re: tp-link t4u usb wireless adapter

Post by AZgl1500 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:14 am

Some one told me to get a Panda USB WiFi plug in adapter, model #PAU06 300 mHz

I just received it today, anxious to try it out....
This laptop's internal WiFi card is nearly useless for doing Walk-abouts, it will only work here at home on my local router.

When I stop in at McD's or a hotel, it will not work, period....
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