Archer T9UH on Ubuntu

I’m trying to dual boot my main desktop at home. I want to use Ubuntu as my main desktop but I can’t totally give up Windows 10. I have been able to dual boot these 2 OSes but it took me a while to get my Archer T9UH to work on my Ubuntu so here we go.

As of today (2/1/2019), my Ubuntu version is the following.

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
Release: 18.04
Codename: bionic

The Linux kernel is 4.15.0-45-generic. It’s the latest and when you just plug it, it doesn’t work at all. I happened to have a WiFi adapter that just worked with Ubuntu and I ran the following steps.

  1. Open terminal.
  2. git clone git@github.com:zebulon2/rtl8814au.git If you don’t git installed yet, install it by running sudo apt install git (Thanks zebulon2!)
  3. Execute make clean
  4. Execute make
  5. Execute sudo make install
  6. Execute sudo reboot

I’m not so familiar with how this driver with Archer T9UH works. I tried to download their beta driver but it didn’t compile at all, so I had to look around to get it to work on the latest Ubuntu.

Hope this helps someone out there. 🙂

Author: admin

A software engineer in greater Seattle area

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