In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of installing the TP-LINK Archer T3U Wifi Drivers on Ubuntu 18.04. This can be a tricky task, especially for those new to Linux, but don’t worry – we’ll walk you through each step of the process.
To install TP-LINK Archer T3U Wifi drivers on Ubuntu 18.04, you need to download the drivers from the rtl8822bu repository, extract the files, compile the driver, install it using the terminal, load the driver, troubleshoot if necessary using DKMS, and finally, reboot your system.
Before we start, ensure that you have the following:
- Ubuntu 18.04 installed on your computer.
- The TP-LINK Archer T3U wireless adapter.
- A stable internet connection.
Step 1: Download the Drivers
First, you need to download the appropriate drivers. For the TP-LINK Archer T3U, the drivers can be found on the rtl8822bu repository by @Jeremy31.
Step 2: Extract the Downloaded Files
After downloading, you’ll need to extract the files. You can do this by right-clicking on the downloaded file and selecting ‘Extract Here’.
Step 3: Compile the Driver
Next, you’ll need to compile the driver. This is done using the terminal. Navigate to the directory where you extracted the driver files. You can do this using the
/path/to/extracted/driver with the actual path to your extracted driver files.
Once you’re in the correct directory, run the following command to compile the driver:
make command reads the Makefile in the current directory and executes it. This process may take a few minutes.
Step 4: Install the Driver
After the driver has been compiled, you can install it using the following command:
sudo make install
sudo command allows you to run commands with administrative privileges, while
make install installs the compiled driver.
Step 5: Load the Driver
Now that the driver is installed, you need to load it. This can be done using either of the following commands:
sudo insmod rtl8822bu.ko
sudo modprobe rtl8822bu
insmod command inserts a module into the Linux kernel, while
modprobe does the same but also handles dependencies.
Step 6: Troubleshooting
If you encounter an error stating “Could not find module source directory,” you can try using DKMS (Dynamic Kernel Module Support) to add and install the driver. Run the following commands:
sudo dkms add ./rtl8822bu sudo dkms install rtl8822bu/1.0
dkms add command adds the specified module to the DKMS tree, while
dkms install builds and installs the module.
Step 7: Reboot Your System
Finally, reboot your system to ensure the driver is properly loaded. You can do this by clicking on the power icon in the top right corner of your screen and selecting ‘Restart’ or by running the following command in the terminal:
Congratulations, you’ve successfully installed the TP-LINK Archer T3U Wifi Drivers on Ubuntu 18.04! If you’re still having trouble, don’t hesitate to seek help from the Ubuntu community. They’re always willing to lend a hand.
Remember, the key to mastering Linux is practice and patience. Don’t be discouraged if things don’t work out the first time. Keep trying, keep learning, and before you know it, you’ll be a Linux pro!
This tutorial specifically covers Ubuntu 18.04. However, the process may be similar for other versions of Ubuntu. It is recommended to check the TP-LINK website or the Ubuntu community for specific instructions for your version of Ubuntu.
The drivers provided in this tutorial are specifically for the TP-LINK Archer T3U wireless adapter. It is not guaranteed to work with other TP-LINK wireless adapters. It is recommended to check the TP-LINK website or the Ubuntu community for drivers specific to your wireless adapter model.
This tutorial is specifically written for Ubuntu 18.04. While the process may be similar for other Linux distributions, it is recommended to check the documentation or community forums for your specific distribution for instructions on installing drivers for TP-LINK wireless adapters.
Yes, you can uninstall the drivers if needed. To uninstall, navigate to the directory where you extracted the driver files and run the following command:
sudo make uninstall
This will remove the installed driver from your system.
If the driver installation process fails, it is recommended to check the Ubuntu community forums or the TP-LINK website for troubleshooting steps specific to your issue. It is also a good idea to ensure that you have followed all the steps correctly and that your system meets the prerequisites mentioned in the tutorial.
Yes, after installing the drivers, you should be able to connect to a wireless network using the TP-LINK Archer T3U wireless adapter. You can access the wireless network settings in Ubuntu’s network manager, usually located in the top right corner of the screen.