How to Install Realtek Rtl8821CE Driver Offline on Kali 2021 – Step-by-step

December 13, 2021 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

GNU/Linux Kali 2021 Realtek rtl8821CE Driver Offline Driver Setup – Step-by-step Guide

Hi! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install Realtek rtl8821CE WiFi/Bluetooth Driver without Internet in Kali GNU/Linux 2021 Desktop.

Especially relevant: before running this Setup you can try the Realtek rtl8821CE Driver from Apt Package or from Kelebek333 PPA Repo that may be a good Alternative.

This Driver may be functioning also for the following Realtek Chipsets:

  • rtl8821AE
  • rtl8822BE
  • rtl8723CE
  • rtl8723DE

As suggested from the Realtek Driver Support and the Arch Linux AUR Package.

Especially relevant: this set up has been tested successfully working up to 5.9 Linux Kernel.

Last, this Realtek rtl8821CE Driver Kali 2021 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.

So as a possible Solution, then you may also see: How to Install New Kernel Guide.

Again, in case of Issue for preventing any possible Driver loading Interference you should also take into account: How to Blacklist Kernel Modules.

Step-by-step Realtek rtl8821CE Driver Kali 2021 Installation - Featured
  1. 1. Launching Terminal

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

    How to Install Linux Headers without Internet on Kali Linux 2021 - Open Terminal
    In case first see: Terminal QuickStart Guide.
  2. 2. Finding Linux Headers

    Now to find the needed Linux Headers Release
    Check your current Kernel Version with:

    uname -r
    And take Note of it.

    How to QuickStart with Command Line on Kali GNU/Linux

    Bash Shell Kali QuickStart Guide

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