How to install D-Link DWA-182 Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter on Linux Ubuntu
After moving into the new place we ended up going totally WiFi. One small challenge came up, my (older) desktop PC was running Ubuntu and didn’t have an on board WiFi card, so I decided to purchase a USB adapter.
I picked up a D-Link DWA-182 Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter, seemed to be a pretty good performing adapter (from what I had read).
I hadn’t seen Linux listed in the support specs but I kind of expected that it wouldn’t be. Started looking for drivers on my smart phone and using it as a USB to transfer the downloaded files over.
Finally after going through quite a few forum posts I found the solution that I needed.
Then it was the simple commands:
sudo make uninstall
sudo make install
When I plugged in the adapter it did nothing at first, but then I went into the “Network” settings in “System Settings”, I had the device right away and it recognized my network… put in my password and boom… here I am!