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I booted Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my Pc using UsbImager and everything seemed fine.

When I went to Try Ubuntu before installing, the only problem was that wifi did not show up. Bluetooth did.

I have a TP LINK AC1300 Mini Wifi adapter plugged into my PC, as there is no internal wifi card.

I have checked several forums and the amazon Q&A and still cannot figure out if this product is compatible with Ubuntu.

Does anyone know if it is? If so, how do I get Ubuntu to pick up the adapter and get wifi running?

Appreciate the help in advance!

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  • What is "UsbImager"?
    – Pilot6
    Feb 4, 2021 at 12:32

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This particular WiFi device uses an Archer T4U chipset, which needs a special driver to operate. This needs to be compiled from source on your machine. Fortunately, it's not too difficult. Here's how:

  1. Open Terminal (If it's not already open)

  2. Install some prerequisites:

    $ sudo apt install git linux-headers-generic build-essential
    
  3. Clone the Git repository to your Downloads directory (or any other, but Downloads is fine for this case):

    $ cd ~/Downloads
    $ git clone https://github.com/nyetwurk/linux-wifi-88x2bu-driver
    
  4. Compile and install the driver:

    $ cd linux-wifi-88x2bu-driver
    $ make
    $ sudo make install
    $ sudo modprobe 88x2bu
    

At this point Ubuntu should pick up the WiFi device and let you connect to the network. If it does not, a reboot may be in order.

Hope this helps.

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  • You are very very appreciated, thank you Matiago. Just confirming because I am new to Linux. I just follow all three steps IN terminal, correct? When you mean downloads directory, I just have to type that line?
    – V J
    Feb 1, 2021 at 1:45
  • Hey Matigo! After the first one it says “package has no installation candidate” any idea why?
    – V J
    Feb 1, 2021 at 3:37
  • Typo. You should be good with the updated commands.
    – user1091774
    Feb 1, 2021 at 3:50
  • Will give it a shot. Also - how do I insert a line break within terminal? Do they have to be written out exactly as you displayed it?
    – V J
    Feb 1, 2021 at 4:21
  • The $ means it's a new command. So cd ~/Downloads, hit [Enter]. Then git clone ... 👍🏻
    – user1091774
    Feb 1, 2021 at 4:44

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