Step-by-step – Realtek rtl8812au Driver Ubuntu 20.10 Installation

December 8, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Ubuntu 20.10 Realtek rtl8812au Driver Setup Guide

Hi! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install Realtek rtl8812au WiFi Driver in Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy GNU/Linux.

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

And this Realtek RTL8812au Driver for Ubuntu 20.10 Setup should be working also after a Kernel Upgrade with the Dkms integration.

Please be aware of how this Driver is Not supporting all the Linux Kernels range, so in case of issue consult the available Online Documentation.

Finally, 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
Step-by-step – Realtek rtl8812au Driver Ubuntu 20.10 Installation
  1. 1. Launching Shell Emulator

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

    Step-by-step Realtek rtl8812au Driver Ubuntu 20.10 Installation - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
    Refresh 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. Removing Default Driver

    Then in case to Remove Ubuntu Repo rtl8812au Driver
    With:

    sudo apt remove rtl8812au-dkms

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