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Linux support for RTL8811AU based products

Compatibility information

Chipset VID&PID 0bda:0811
Related products AWUS036ACS
Linux Hardware https://linux-hardware.org/index.php?id=usb:0bda-0811

Support status:

Kali 2021.2 Works
Kali 2021.1 Works
Kali 2020.4 Works
Ubuntu 20.10 Need compile driver from source
Ubuntu 20.04 Need compile driver from source
Debian 10.7.0 Need compile driver from source
Raspberry Pi OS (32-bit) Need compile driver from source

Drivers

Linux kernel mainline

LKDDb Not supported by upstream Linux kernel
Support kernel versions Not listed
Linux Wireless Wiki Not listed

GitHub - aircrack-ng/rtl8812au

URL: https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8812au

Driver installation

Kali

STEP 1 : Open Terminal Emulator

STEP 2 : Run commands

sudo apt update
sudo apt install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms

STEP 3 (Optional): Check driver existance

Run commands below:

find /lib/modules/`uname -r`/ -name "88XXau.ko"

There should be a file in search result if driver was successfully installed.

Ubuntu

STEP 1 : Open Terminal Emulator

STEP 2 : Run commands

sudo apt update
sudo apt install git build-essential

STEP 3 : Download driver source

git clone https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8812au.git

STEP 4 : Compile and install

cd rtl8812au
make
sudo make install

STEP 5 (Optional): Check driver existance

Run commands below:

find /lib/modules/`uname -r`/ -name "88XXau.ko"

There should be a file in search result if driver was successfully installed.

Note

Remember to plug the dongle out and in once to get the driver reloaded.

Debian

STEP 1 : Open Terminal Emulator

STEP 2 : Run commands

sudo apt update
sudo apt install git

STEP 3 : Download driver source

git clone https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8812au.git

STEP 4 : Compile and install

cd rtl8812au
make
sudo make install

STEP 5 (Optional): Check driver existance

Run commands below:

find /lib/modules/`uname -r`/ -name "88XXau.ko"

There should be a file in search result if driver was successfully installed.

Note

Remember to plug the dongle out and in once to get the driver reloaded.

Raspberry Pi OS

STEP 1 : Open Terminal

STEP 2 : Run commands

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install raspberrypi-kernel-headers

Reboot after commands above finish to have new updates applied.

STEP 3 : Download driver source

git clone https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8812au.git

STEP 4 : Compile and install

cd rtl8812au
make
sudo make install

STEP 5 (Optional): Check driver existance

Run commands below:

find /lib/modules/`uname -r`/ -name "88XXau.ko"

There should be a file in search result if driver was successfully installed.

Note

Remember to plug the dongle out and in once to get the driver reloaded.