i am a new user in ubuntu and i am unable to install my wifi adapter driver i.e of adnet 802.11n please help i had uninstalled my previous windows os

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    – chili555
    Jul 4, 2021 at 1:38

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Just a shorter version from the GitHub link given in the detailed answer by @Vashishth Patel that worked for me is:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kelebek333/kablosuz
sudo apt update
sudo apt install rtl8188fu-dkms

First check your usb configuration by typing "lsusb" in your terminal and check it.. see the image for more info..


If your usb configuration is this "0bda:f179" Than you can try this following commands...

install :

sudo apt-get install build-essential git dkms linux-headers-$(uname -r)

git clone https://github.com/kelebek333/rtl8188fu

sudo dkms add ./rtl8188fu

sudo dkms build rtl8188fu/1.0

sudo dkms install rtl8188fu/1.0

sudo cp ./rtl8188fu/firmware/rtl8188fufw.bin /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/

Run following commands for disable power management and plugging/replugging issues:

sudo mkdir -p /etc/modprobe.d/

sudo touch /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8188fu.conf

echo "options rtl8188fu rtw_power_mgnt=0 rtw_enusbss=0" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8188fu.conf

How to uninstall :

sudo dkms remove rtl8188fu/1.0 --all

sudo rm -f /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8188fufw.bin

sudo rm -f /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8188fu.conf

  • Please be aware that installing the wrong driver can rise future compatibility issues with OP devices. Providing a more general answer would be preferred, as well as waiting for OP to provide more information about their hardware. Jul 12, 2021 at 3:32

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