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Installing a Realtek RTL8822BU USB Dongle on Peppermint 6
« on: April 05, 2019, 08:00:16 pm »
I bought this from Amazon with the idea of connecting it up to my peppermint laptop.  Here is the Amazon description: “Carantee USB WiFi Adapter 1200Mbps, [2019 Upgrade] Wireless Network WiFi Dongle with 5dBi Antenna for PC/Desktop/Laptop/Mac, Dual Band 2.4G/5G 802.11ac,Support WinXP/7/8/10/vista, Mac10.6-10.13” 

From the terminal  I did a

 sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential git

Not sure I really needed to, but I did it.

Copy  the RTL88x2BBU....zipped file from the LINUX folder on the included mini CD  to a folder on your hard drive

Unzip it, it will produce a subdirectory of the same name with a bunch of files in it.

Change to that directory

From the terminal run the make cmd

Wait till it completes:  Then from the terminal run sudo make install

Then run sudo modprobe 88x2bu

I then did an ifconfig and the new adapter is there (wlan1)

Cycle the wireless on and off, and you should see the new adapter

No Job is impossible for the  person who doesn't have to do it!