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I have a usb wifi dongle pluggedin and recognized, and have the linux driver, but the manufacturer's install disc failed, and I can't seem to get support, like where to put the now-unzipped driver. (OURLiNK Nano USB Wireless Adapter 600Mbps using realtek 802.11ac WLAN Adapter chipset rtl8192du as far as I can tell)

lsusb output:

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0bda:a811 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

dkms status output:

bcmwl, 6.30.223.248+bdcom, 4.4.0-24-generic, x86_64: installed

  • Please edit your question and add output of lsusb terminal command. – Pilot6 Jun 14 '16 at 18:18
  • You need to add usb id to the driver. – Pilot6 Jun 14 '16 at 19:53
  • How do I add the usb id to the driver, and why is this needed here and not for other drivers? – Brian Cady Jun 14 '16 at 21:45
  • Which other drivers? Do any drivers work? – Pilot6 Jun 14 '16 at 21:53
  • No other drivers work yet with the rtl8192DU chipset in the OURLiNK AC600. Realtek supplies a driver with an install.sh script, which I am trying to use. – Brian Cady Jun 15 '16 at 2:42
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If it is 8192DU device, try this driver.

https://launchpad.net/~hanipouspilot/+archive/ubuntu/rtlwifi/+files/rtl8192du-dkms_0.1~trusty_all.deb

You need to download the file to your Home folder and run

sudo dpkg -i rtl8192du*.deb

I did not test it on kernel 4.4 yet. If it does not build I can patch it a bit. The drivers from the dongle rarely get installed on new kernels.

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  • That appeared to work, but lshw still doesn't mention 'driver='... under *-usb UNCLAIMED ... configuration: ... – Brian Cady Jun 14 '16 at 18:52
  • Do not worry if it works. – Pilot6 Jun 14 '16 at 18:52
  • You can check usb-devices | awk '/a811/' RS= to see the driver. – Pilot6 Jun 14 '16 at 18:54
  • `usb-devices | awk '/a811/' RS=' returns ... Driver=(none) – Brian Cady Jun 14 '16 at 18:59
  • Does the dongle work or not? – Pilot6 Jun 14 '16 at 19:00

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