Step-by-step – Realtek rtl8821CE Driver Offline Ubuntu 18.04 Installation

August 16, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Installing Driver

  1. 3. Downloading Realtek rtl8821CE Driver

    Download Realtek Driver for Ubuntu GNU/Linux

    Get Realtek Wi-fi Driver for Ubuntu
  2. 4. Launching Terminal App

    Open a Terminal Shell Emulator Window:
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands).

    Step-by-step Realtek rtl8821CE Driver Ubuntu 18.04 Installation - Open Terminal
  3. 5. Extracting Realtek rtl8821CE Driver

    And then Extract Driver Archive into /tmp
    Possibly Double-Click/Right-Click on Package and Open with Archive Manager:
    Step-by-step Realtek rtl8821CE Driver Ubuntu 18.04 Installation - Extraction
    Or from Command Line:

    sudo unzip -d /tmp/ *master.zip

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

  4. 6. Removing Apt Driver

    First, to Remove rtl8821CE DKMS Apt Driver
    This only if it was installed, in any case try:

    sudo apt remove --purge rtl8821CE-dkms

    And if yes then reboot with:

    sudo reboot
  5. 7. Installing Realtek rtl8821CE Driver

    Now to Install Wi-fi Driver for Ubuntu
    Access the Target folder, in case of a Git Checkout modifies the Path accordingly:

    cd /tmp/*master

    And then to Setup it play:

    sudo ./dkms-install.sh

    Last, in case of Troubles with Dkms you may Try with an Ordinary “make” “sudo make install” Setup.

  6. 8. Loading Realtek rtl8821CE Driver

    Now to Load Realtek Driver into Ubuntu’s Kernel
    Try to Load it with the following Command:

    sudo modprobe 8821ce

    Possibly try to Reboot to Activate your Device:

    sudo reboot now

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