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I am looking for a driver for the TP-Link AC600 Archer T2U Nano, on Kubuntu 18.04 (kernel version 4.15.0-51-generic).

I already tried different drivers, none of them worked.

  • Hardware recommendations questions fit poorly in this site although pertinent in some cases. Not yours though. I would be better to post a question about the one you already have, describing what you tried already and how it didn't work. – user880592 Jun 6 '19 at 16:11
  • I agree, but due to the focus on driver support, I decided to consult askubuntu instead of Hardware recommendations, since they explicitly do not handle compatibility queries as stated here. I do not want to waste hours of time getting a specific dongle to work, when there are working solutions on the market. – André Jun 6 '19 at 16:38
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    What did the T2U show for an ID in lsusb? – Jeremy31 Jun 6 '19 at 17:22
  • @Jeremy31 it shows Bus 003 Device 010: ID 2357:011e without any description. I removed any drivers already, though. – André Jun 7 '19 at 8:22
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For the T2U with ID 2357:011e do

sudo apt install git dkms
git clone https://github.com/jeremyb31/rtl8812au-1.git
cd rtl8812au-1
sudo ./dkms-install.sh

Secure Boot will need to be disabled. The github repo name is a little misleading as the source code supports rtl8812au, rtl8814au, and rtl8821au

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    Thanks, it works. I updated the question to fit the answer. – André Jun 7 '19 at 9:54
  • I found I had to run chmod 777 * before sudo ./dkms-install.sh to make everything executable, maybe because I had pre-extracted the .zip file onto a flash drive to bring it to the PC with the WiFi adapter. – Jordan Rieger Jul 27 '19 at 6:40
  • This worked for me, for a TP-LINK AC600, ARCHER T2U Nano, on 19.04, purchased from amazon UK yesterday. No need to chmod anything. THANK YOU – 0atman Aug 6 '19 at 17:56
  • it worked for me. after installing this driver like this, I enabled the wireless interface as described at askubuntu.com/posts/833894/revisions – mustafa Aug 13 '19 at 7:14
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    Thank you, it worked perfectly. I documented my process here: gist.github.com/electron0zero/de0eaa13336042bad347f4dbd8749609 – Suraj Oct 30 '19 at 15:18
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For a more stable driver, try this:

    sudo apt install git dkms
    git clone https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8812au.git
    cd rtl8812au
    sudo ./dkms-install.sh
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    This is a duplicate of a previous answer – damadam Nov 26 '19 at 15:37
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    I disagree that this answer is a duplicate. It proposes using a different driver repo, aircrack-ng/rtl8812au, which is basically upstream of jeremyb31/rtl8812au-1 suggested by the other answer. That fork seems less maintained than the one here, so possibly this one might actually even be the better solution. – Byte Commander Dec 1 '19 at 14:13
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    At the time the question was asked the aircrack-ng did not support the device. On 11 Nov 2019 this commit was added providing support – Jeremy31 Jan 19 at 15:58
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    This should be the accepted answer. The repo in this answer really provides a much, much more stable driver. – bteo Jan 28 at 14:25
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    This should be the accepted answer because it has the most up to date drivers. – Joaquin Iurchuk May 18 at 20:15
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Here is a link that addressed issues I was having thanks to an update from Jags: Driver for the TP-Link AC600 Archer T2U Nano, on Kubuntu 18.04 Previous fix from June 6 didn't work for me

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install dkms

    git clone -b v5.6.4.2 https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8812au.git

    cd rtl8812au
    sudo ./dkms-install.sh
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  • Thanks! I have Ubuntu 18.04 with a Lenovo Y510P and worked with this one. – chila Aug 7 at 13:59
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For the TP-link AC600 Archer T2Uv3 (2357:011f): choose v5.6.4.2 of the driver from aircrack-ng. With the stable v5.3.4 it seems to function correctly, but disconnects randomly every ~5 minutes. (Ubuntu 16.04)

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