D-Link DWA-182 AC1200 Wireless USB AdapterAfter 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.

First I downloaded the driver from here:
https://github.com/abperiasamy/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux

Then it was the simple commands:
make clean
make
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!

Just wrote this on the Linux desktop!