[SOLVED] WiFi Driver issue fix

Just wanna share my experience here. :slight_smile: This guide is for new to linux users also for Ubuntu users.

The 1st time I installed EOS I experienced Wifi issue like WiFi connected but no internet & even USB tethering didn’t work.


Steps I followed:

lsusb

For me it is : TP-Link TL-WN823N v2/v3 [Realtek RTL8192EU]
So I followed #2 steps.

sudo pacman -S mokutil && mokutil --sb-state

replaced “apt-get install” with “pacman -S”

sudo pacman -S git linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms

again replaced “apt-get install” with “pacman -S”

git clone https://github.com/clnhub/rtl8192eu-linux.git

cd rtl8192eu-linux

sudo dkms add .

sudo dkms install rtl8192eu/1.0

echo "blacklist rtl8xxxu" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8xxxu.conf

sudo reboot

lsmod | grep 8192eu

rm -v -R --interactive=never ~/rtl8192eu-linux

Thanks :pray:t6:

Maybe easier and better to maintain and install driver via AUR on arch. Why not using this driver if it is the correct one for your hardware. Simply

yay -S rtl8192eu

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/rtl8192eu

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Thanks I didn’t know that. :man_facepalming:t6: Myself new to EOS, installed 2days back.
Marked as Solution :white_check_mark:

Edit: Removed Solution as suggested AUR package is out-of-date. See my comment here.

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This maybe a useful read for you in that case. https://discovery.endeavouros.com/pacman/pacman-basic-commands/2021/03/

No problem. Note AUR is the arch user repository. To be distinguished from official arch repo. These are user maintained. They are generally safe but one needs to know how this works. Endeavour OS like arch uses pacman as package manager but also yay. With yay you can update your system and install packages including from AUR.

https://discovery.endeavouros.com/aur/yay-an-aur-helper-written-in-go/2021/03/

Here also a couple of useful links from @Kresimir

A lot of this info can be found with links from the welcome app and also on the endeavour is discover webpage.

Don’t hesitate to ask if you run into trouble with the driver but thought I mention the AUR.

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Used Manjaro for some months so I know few basic commands.
But thanks again, good to learn/revise them again. :slight_smile:

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Just noticed

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/rtl8192eu

Last Updated: 2020-09-03, v4.4.1-3 & linked upstream GH repo is https://github.com/Mange/rtl8192eu-linux-driver
“flagged rtl8192eu out-of-date on 2021-10-12 (UTC)

But which Linux Mint forum members suggested (article) is the official one https://github.com/clnhub/rtl8192eu-linux & v5.2.19.1

I think it’s better to use the latest official Driver.

I see you have edited the Topic’s title to include [SOLVED] which is not a problem.

However, the forum software has a function for that.
Please go to the post which most helped you find a solution. Then click on the three horizontal dots, then click on the “Solution” button.

This triggers the forum software to “do it’s thing” which can make things easier for everybody, but mostly users who later have a similar problem.

Glad you got your problem resolved.

Pudge

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I see you have edited the Topic’s title to include [SOLVED]

Most of the forum platforms suggests to mark threads as [SOLVED] e.g. Arch linux forum, Linux Mint forum so I’m used to it.

However, the forum software has a function for that.
This triggers the forum software to “do it’s thing” which can make things easier for everybody, but mostly users who later have a similar problem.

I see


For users coming from search engines or facing similar issues, simply follow the guide I suggested in the original post. Thanks

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