Ubuntu – LinkSys AC1200 Wireless-AC USB adapter install


Purchased a USB adapter( LinkSys AC1200 Wireless-AC USB adapter/ model WUSB6300) for my Windows laptop and the installation on that was easy. Tricky part is getting it to work in my Linux environment laptop. Cisco does not support Linux with this device.Need to figure out if I can install this to my Linux environment somehow. Some details:

Ubuntu:             14.04 LTS  
lsusb:              Bus 002 Device 004: ID 13b1:003f Linksys  
Hardware at Issue:  LinkSys AC1200 Wireless-AC USB adapter  
model:              WUSB6300

Best Answer

This can be done on a command line terminal:

This is a brand new device which needs a separate driver. Install it via LAN connection:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) linux-headers-generic build-essential git
git clone https://github.com/abperiasamy/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux
cd rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux
sudo make install

Load the driver and check:

modinfo 8812au | egrep -i 'versi|filen|003f'
sudo modprobe -v 8812au
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Do not remove the driver folder. After a kernel update you need to compile again:

cd rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux
make clean
git fetch
git reset --hard origin/master
sudo make install

Be aware, that git fetch requires internet access to fetch driver updates from its source code repository, so you may want to do that before booting the new kernel.

(Source with some modifications)

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