Updated xubuntu to 19.10 which killed wifi. I do have the correct driver, I think, installed.

In Terminal the following output shows after trying the "dkms install rtl8814au/4.3.21" command.

Module rtl8814au/4.3.21 already installed on kernel 5.3.0-19-generic/x86_64

I can run update 19.10 with kernel and it works fine.

What would you suggest I try next.


  • Please edit your question to add the result of the terminal command: lsusb Welcome to Ask Ubuntu. – chili555 Oct 31 at 13:36
  • @chili555 I have one and it shows ID 7392:a833 Edimax and I haven't seen any driver on github that claims to work on 5.3 but github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8812au/issues might as it works for rtl8812au, rtl8814au, and rtl8821au – Jeremy31 Oct 31 at 20:43
  • If your USB ID is the same as @Jeremy31, also show us: modinfo 8814au | grep A833 . – chili555 Oct 31 at 20:46
  • @Jeremy31 zebulon2 compiles with warnings on 5.3.0-xx. I don't have the device, so I don't know if it actually works. – chili555 Oct 31 at 20:49
  • @chili555 No luck here with that one and 5.3.0-19 – Jeremy31 Oct 31 at 22:08

To use the aircrack-ng module from github, in terminal do

sudo apt install git dkms
git clone https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8812au.git
cd rtl8812au
sudo ./dkms-install.sh
Then check mokutil --sb-state as Secure Boot needs to be disabled if Ubuntu is installed in UEFI

  • Thanks for all of the expert advice and in such a short time. I went to Linux, Xubuntu back in July got fed up with Windows and dumped it. I have tried other kernels and the wift works with 5.4 but that version has a problem with Virtualbox. I'am able to run 19.10 without incident by using kernel I do not use secure boot. I will now wait for the April 2020 LTS release since I have a system that is functional. Thanks again for the Help. – Robert Brantley Nov 2 at 0:02

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