Step-by-step – Realtek RTL8168 Driver Elementary OS Installation Guide

May 3, 2021 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Elementary OS Realtek RTL8168 Setup Guide

Hi! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install Realtek RTL8168 Wireless Driver in Elementary OS 5+ GNU/Linux Desktop.

And the r8168-dkms Elementary OS Package contains the Binary Firmware for Realtek Ethernet, Wifi and Bluetooth Adapters Supported by Various Drivers.

Especially relevant: this Realtek RTL8168 Driver Elementary OS Dkms Setup should be working also after an Apt Kernel Upgrade also because is part of the Default Repo.

Finally, this Realtek Driver Elementary OS Setup should support All the following PCI Express 10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet Adapters:

  • RTL8125/8125B(S)
  • RTL8168B/8111B
  • RTL8168C/8111C
  • RTL8168CP/8111CP
  • RTL8168D/8111D
  • RTL8168DP/8111DP
  • RTL8168E/8111E
  • RTL8111G/8111H
  • RTL8411/8411B

And again also the PCI Express 10/100M Fast Ethernet Interfaces:

  • RTL8101E
  • RTL8102E
  • RTL8103E
  • RTL8105E
  • RTL8106E
  • RTL8107E
  • RTL8401
  • RTL8402

Most noteworthy: 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, to achieve this Setup you dispose of multiple Alternatives: the Default Driver from the Apt Repository, the rtl8125 PPA, and the GitHub Repos.

Step-by-step – Realtek RTL8168 Driver Elementary OS Installation Guide
  1. 1. Terminal Getting-Started Guide

    How-to Quick-Start with Command Line on Elementary OS GNU/Linux

    Command Line Elementary OS Linux QuickStart Guide

    First, Update the Apt Repo Sources with:

    sudo apt update
    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.

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