rtl8814AU Driver Linux Mint Installation – Step-by-step

September 24, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Mint Realtek rtl8814AU Wifi Driver Setup Guide

Hi! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install Realtek rtl8814AU WiFi Driver in Mint 18.x/19.x/20.x GNU/Linux Desktops.

Especially relevant, as an Easier Alternative you should first try with the PPA rtl8812AU Driver Setup.

And this Realtek rtl8814AU Driver Linux Mint Setup should be working also after a Kernel Upgrade with the Dkms integration.

Moreover, from the Realtek Support Driver Website comes out that it may be working for all the following Chipsets:

  • RTL8192EU
  • RTL8811AU
  • RTL8811CU
  • RTL8812AU
  • RTL8812BU
  • RTL8814AU
  • RTL8821AU

Especially relevant: this setup is bound to a limited Kernel Range, for more insight see directly the Developers Docs.

Finally, in case the Interface do Not work after a successful Driver setup then you may see instructions about to Update Realtek rtl8814AU Linux Firmware.

Step-by-step Realtek rtl8814AU Driver Linux Mint Installation - Featured
  1. 1. Launching Shell Emulator

    Open a Terminal window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands).

    Step-by-step Realtek rtl8814AU Driver Linux Mint Installation - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
    And update the Apt Sources:
    sudo apt update
    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.
  2. 2. Installing Requirements

    Then to Install Required Packages
    First, possibly Upgrade your System with:

    sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
    In this case then Reboot it using:
    sudo reboot
    Again run:

    sudo apt install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r) dkms unzip git

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