I built my first Linux machine (Ubuntu 16.04), completely green to bash/terminal, and I'm trying to get a Netgear AC600 dongle to function. What was initially happening was the driver from Netgear (rtl8812au) only supported up to kernel 4.10.x, so when I sudo apt-get upgrade-dist it update the kernel from to 4.13.x and rendered in non-functional. Now someone linked me to a repository with a more updated version of that driver and the following instructions:
$ sudo apt install build-essential git dkms $ git clone https://github.com/gnab/rtl8812au.git $ cd rt8812au $ make $ sudo cp -r rtl8812au /usr/src/8812au-4.2.2 $ sudo dkms add -m 8812au -v 4.2.2 $ sudo dkms build -m 8812au -v 4.2.2 $ sudo dkms install -m 8812au -v 4.2.2
Everything appears to have installed without errors. When I run
$ sudo dkms status
8812au, 4.2.2, 4.13.0-32-generic, x86_64: installed
I've since rebooted and I still don't have wireless access and I'm pretty much back to square one. I'm not even convinced it's a driver issue anymore, please help!