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How to Install RTL8811CU USB WiFi Dongle on Linux


NOTE: Install USB Wi-Fi Adapters(RTL8811CU chipset) on GUN/Linux, a few known wireless cards that use this driver include:

  • Fastoe AC650 USB Wi-Fi Adapter

Installing the Driver(RTL8811CU Chipset) on Your System:

Open a terminal window. Copy & paste the following into the terminal window and hit Return. You may be prompted to enter your password.

• Ubuntu (18.04, 20.04)/Debian 10.3/Linux Lite 5/Mint/Kali (tested)
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms git
git clone https://github.com/fastoe/RTL8811CU.git
cd RTL8811CU
make
sudo make install
sudo reboot

• openSUSE Leap 15.1 (tested)
su
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install git
yast2 -i kernel-source
git clone https://github.com/fastoe/RTL8811CU.git
cd RTL8811CU
make
sudo make install
sudo reboot

NOTE: After installing kernel-source packages you might also have to create a soflink by name 'build' in /lib/modules/'kernel-headers'/build.

References

Enjoy!