Ubuntu 22.04 Realtek RTL8188EU Driver Installation – Step-by-step Guide

January 7, 2022 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Ubuntu 22.04 Realtek RTL8188EU Driver Setup Guide

Hi! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install Realtek RTL8188EU WiFi Driver in Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy LTS GNU/Linux.

And this Realtek Ubuntu Driver should support at least the following Devices:

  • RTL8188eu
  • RTL8188eus
  • RTL8188etv

Especially relevant, as an Easy Alternative you could first try with the PPA rtl8188EU Driver Setup.

Again for the rtl8188EUS Driver with “Monitor mode” and “Frame injection” see instead: Aircrack-ng.

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, this Guide is Valid for All the Ubuntu Based Distros like:

  • Linux Mint
  • Zorin OS
  • Lubuntu
  • Elementary OS
  • Kde Neon
  • Pop_OS!
  • Xubuntu
  • Linux Lite
  • Bodhi
  • Kubuntu
  • LXLE
  • Trisquel
  • Voyager
  • feren OS
  • Peppermint
  • Linux Ultimate Edition
Ubuntu 22.04 Realtek RTL8188EU Driver Installation – Step-by-step Guide
  1. 1. Launching Shell Emulator

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

    How to Install Realtek RTL8188EU Driver in Ubuntu 22.04 - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. 2. Installing Requirements

    Then to Install Required Stuff
    Run:

    sudo apt install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r) dkms git
    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.
    And then possibly to reboot:
    sudo reboot

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