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Edimax EW-7811UAC driver install problem, help
« on: April 05, 2017, 10:22:23 pm »
I bought one from Amazon and trying to get it working on my P7 PC.  Some users have reported working on Ubuntu, appreciate help. 

adapter:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LGN8I40/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I am waiting for edimax support response....


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Re: Edimax EW-7811UAC driver install problem, help
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 08:10:25 pm »
with it plugged in, can you post the output from:
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Re: Edimax EW-7811UAC driver install problem, help
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 07:06:33 pm »
with it plugged in, can you post the output from:
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thanks, got some help from Edimax support.

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Re: Edimax EW-7811UAC driver install problem, help
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 08:04:17 pm »
Can you post what that help was, so others can benefit too ?
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Re: Edimax EW-7811UAC driver install problem, help (SOLVED)
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2017, 08:44:56 pm »
Can you post what that help was, so others can benefit too ?

This from Edimax support resolved it for me.

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Basically, you have to use the following commands from a Terminal program.  
open a Terminal program
make sure your system is up-to-date
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
restart your computer just in case kernel has been updated
open a Terminal program again
make sure you have all the necessary files to compile a driver
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential git
clone the repository
git clone https://github.com/gnab/rtl8812au.git
change to the cloned folder
cd ~/rtl8812au
compile the driver using make
make
install the device driver
sudo make install
activate the driver module
sudo modprobe 8812au
and reboot


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Re: Edimax EW-7811UAC driver install problem, help
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2017, 12:15:48 pm »
Many thanks gychang, much appreciated :)
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