How to install a wireless adapter D-Link DWA-131?

The solution which worked under Ubuntu 14.04.1 is not working under Ubuntu 14.04.4.

Even the make process itself gives errors.

Is there any permanent solution for this without any worries for higher Ubuntu version?


2 Answers 2


Please open a terminal and, with a temporary working internet connection, do:

sudo apt-get install git
git clone https://github.com/Mange/rtl8192eu-linux-driver.git
cd rtl8192eu-linux-driver
sudo make install
sudo modprobe 8192eu

Your wireless should now be working.

You will have installed the driver for your current kernel version only. After Update Manager installs a later kernel version, also known as linux-image, after the requested reboot, you must recompile:

cd rtl8192eu-linux-driver
make clean
sudo make install
sudo modprobe 8192eu

Please retain the file and these instructions for that time.

  • Works on Ubuntu 15.10 Mar 29, 2016 at 17:10
  • Works on BunsenLabs as well. Mar 30, 2016 at 23:34
  • Works like a charm on Linux Mint 17
    – Phantom007
    Jun 8, 2017 at 8:02
  • Awesssommmmme. Works on Ubuntu 16.10 yakkety
    – Campa
    Jan 25, 2018 at 11:33
  • Does not work for 17.04 :( Aug 26, 2018 at 13:12

I added this driver to my ppa. It builds for kernels 4.2.

If you install it from the PPA, then you will not have to re-install it after kernel updates.

The driver can be installed by running

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hanipouspilot/rtlwifi
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rtl8192eu-dkms

If you installed a driver from github, you need to uninstall it first.

  • As I am new to Ubuntu, if you can let me know about how to create my own PPA and how to add this driver to my ppa, I will be thankful to you.
    – nb5691
    Feb 27, 2016 at 10:48
  • @nb5691 You can install this driver from my PPA. If you want to create your own PPA, you can find manuals in the net. But it is not for newbies.
    – Pilot6
    Feb 27, 2016 at 14:33

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