rtl8814AU Driver Ubuntu 20.04 Installation – Step-by-step

August 6, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Installing Driver

  1. 3. Downloading Realtek rtl8814AU Driver

    Download Realtek Driver for Ubuntu GNU/Linux

    Get Realtek rtl8814AU Driver for Ubuntu

    Best to Clone it with Git!

  2. 4. Extracting Realtek rtl8814AU Driver

    And then Extract Driver Archive into /tmp
    (Skip in case of Git Checkout)
    Possibly Double-Click/Right-Click on Package and Open with Archive Manager:

    Step-by-step Realtek rtl8814AU Driver Ubuntu 20.04 Installation - Extraction
    Or from Command Line:

    sudo unzip -d /tmp/ ~/Downloads/*master.zip

    (But if you are in Trouble to Find it out on Terminal then See: How to Access Downloads Folder from Browser.)

  3. 5. Installing Realtek rtl8814AU Driver

    Then to Install rtl8814AU Wi-fi Driver for Ubuntu
    (This for the Aircrack-Ng flavor, in the other cases follow the Developer Documentation)
    Access the Target folder:

    cd  /tmp/*master

    Or in case of Git Checkout:

    cd rtl8814au

    To Install it with DKMS try:

    sudo make dkms_install

    Or for a simple make install instead:

    sudo make install

    Then to reboot System use:

    sudo reboot

    Finally, to list the available Wifi Interfaces run:

    ifconfig | grep wlan

    The grep Command refine the output List showing only the Entries matching the Keyword.


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