Realtek rtl8822BU Ubuntu 16.04 Driver Installation – Step-by-step

September 21, 2021 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Installing Driver

  1. 3. Downloading Realtek rtl8822BU Driver

    Download Realtek rtl8822BU Driver for Ubuntu GNU/Linux

    Get Realtek rtl8822BU Driver for Ubuntu

    Grab the Zip Archive or clone it with Git.

    In this New Post Revision in addition to the default Morrownr Driver choice I’ve added also the RinCat, Cilynx, Aircrack-ng and Gnab eventual Alternatives.
    So in case, then see directly the Developer Github Documentation to Setup it!

  2. 4. Extracting Realtek rtl8822BU 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:

    How to Install Realtek rtl8822BU Driver in Ubuntu 16.04 - Extraction
    But if you are in Trouble to Find it out on Terminal then See: How to Access Downloads Folder from Browser.
    Or from Command Line:

    sudo unzip -d /tmp/ ~/Downloads/88x2bu*.zip
  3. 5. Installing Realtek rtl8822BU Driver

    Then to Install Realtek rtl8822BU Wi-fi Driver for Ubuntu
    Access the Target Folder:

    cd  /tmp/88x2bu

    And then simply play:

    sudo ./install-driver.sh [NoPrompt]

    Try to load it Rebooting with:

    sudo reboot now

    And you should successfully see your Wifi Adapter magically popping up from nowhere! :)
    Again to edit the Driver Configuration run:

    sudo ./edit-options.sh

    The Documentation is included in the /etc/modprobe.d/88x2bu.conf File.
    Last, possibly to Remove it, from this same Directory issue:

    sudo ./remove-driver.sh

    Thanks to Nick Morrownr inestimable Work!

  4. Congratulations, your Realtek rtl8822BU Network Device on Ubuntu 16.04 should be now nicely working!

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