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Attempting to install the TP-Link Archer T4U Driver. Downloaded files from https://wikidevi.com/wiki/TP-LINK_Archer_T4U

Have installed build-essentials.

$ sudo make clean

cd hal/OUTSRC/ ; rm -fr */*.mod.c */*.mod */*.o */.*.cmd */*.ko
cd hal/OUTSRC/ ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko 
cd hal/led ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
cd hal ; rm -fr */*/*.mod.c */*/*.mod */*/*.o */*/.*.cmd */*/*.ko
cd hal ; rm -fr */*.mod.c */*.mod */*.o */.*.cmd */*.ko
cd hal ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
cd core/efuse ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
cd core ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
cd os_dep/linux ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
cd os_dep ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
rm -fr Module.symvers ; rm -fr Module.markers ; rm -fr modules.order
rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko *~
rm -fr .tmp_versions

$ sudo make

make ARCH=i386 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/3.13.0-32-generic/build M=/media/yolande/USB20FD/Wireless Driver/Attempt 1/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux-master  modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-32-generic'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `Driver/Attempt'.  Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-32-generic'
make: *** [modules] Error 2


$ sudo make install    
install -p -m 644 8812au.ko  /lib/modules/3.13.0-32-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
install: cannot stat ‘8812au.ko’: No such file or directory
make: *** [install] Error 1
$
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    I am considering buying this device and I was wondering if you were able to make it work. If so why haven't you selected a correct answer? I really want to know about your experience with the usb adapter. – Torrien May 21 '16 at 2:07
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I just did the following (on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) which worked. Make sure you have a working internet connection. Unplug the T4-U. In a terminal:

git clone https://github.com/abperiasamy/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux.git
cd rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux/
make
sudo make install

If you the plug in the T4-U (no restart or log out needed), it is recognised.

(Answer based on this article: http://wiki.beyondlogic.org/index.php?title=TPLINK_Archer_T4U_RTL8812au_Linux_Drivers, which is slightly outdated since there's no need to manually add the T4-U ID anymore).

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  • It works, although you might want to have a look at the bundled README.md to setup DKMS so that the module gets rebuilt automatically every time your kernel is updated. – Apteryx Nov 17 '15 at 21:59
  • thanks a ton for this, I was in line with customer support for many hours and they could not solve it . Luckily found this link before returning it. – Amarjit Singh May 4 '18 at 18:25
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'make' has trouble with path names with unescaped spaces in the names. I suggest you rename:

USB20FD/Wireless Driver/Attempt 1/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux-master

To:

USB20FD/Wireless_Driver/Attempt_1/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux-master

And then try again.

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  • I had this problem as well, and renaming spaces out of the parent directories fixed it. – Jim Salter Sep 17 '16 at 19:27
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I have TP-Link Archer T4U and found the best solution here WiFi module 8812AU not working with kernel version >= 4.4.0-28-generic

sudo -H gedit /usr/src/rtl8812au-4.3.8.12175.20140902+dfsg/dkms.conf

Then change line 4 from MAKE="'make' all" to MAKE="'make' all KVER=${kernelver}"

Save and exit the editor then do the same with:

sudo -H gedit /var/lib/dkms/rtl8812au/4.3.8.12175.20140902+dfsg/build/dkms.conf

As a similar problem was reported on Ubuntu Forums and my edits have worked for the last kernel update I got.

For your current kernel you should be able to:

dkms build rtl8812au/4.3.8.12175.20140902+dfsg -k 4.4.0-38-generic
dkms install rtl8812au/4.3.8.12175.20140902+dfsg -k 4.4.0-38-generic

Reboot

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If you are on the latest (4.8.1) kernel now and experience issues with other drivers, please feel free to try mine: https://github.com/Grief/archer-t4u It can also work on older kernels but I cannot guarantee

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