Wifi not working on HP Notebook RTL8821CE

Im new to arch linux and endeavouros so i could need some help pls to set up my wifi. Could someone guide me step to step pls how to do it?

In my notebook there is this wifi card: RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network

Everything else is working out of the box i think.

Cheers :slight_smile:


yay -S rtw88-dkms-git

Then reboot

Make sure kernel headers are installed

Just in case

sudo pacman -Syu linux-headers

thank you! i did exactly what uve told me but its not working.

What could i do?

Rebooted ?


sudo modprobe rtw8821ce

modprobe: FATAL: Module rtw8821ce not found in directory /lib/modules/5.7.11-arch1-1

seems like i did something wrong…

It is not installed
Try installing again

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is there anything i need to press at the end? or can i just close the terminal?

Ctrl + X

I have tried rtw88-dkms-git. It doesn’t work well with 2.4 GHz networks or weak signals. The alternative rtl8821ce-dkms-git driver works better for my laptop.

yay -S rtl8821ce-dkms-git

You should be using the rtl8821ce-dkms-git as @anon22434355 suggests. This is the correct module for that chip.

thanks to everyone now my wifi works fine :slight_smile:

using the alternative driver!


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is there a way to use this wifi card with 5.7 zen kernel?

depmod 5.7.11-zen1-1-zen
==> Unable to install module rtl8821ce/1.0.5.r100.g18c1f60 for kernel 5.7.11-arch1-1: Missing kernel modules tree.

Are you using the rtl8821ce-dkms-git version? You probably need to install the linux-zen-headers.

using this one from ben…

sudo pacman -Syu linux-zen-headers 

right? i rebooted and its working anyway dont know why :smiley:

zen headers are already installed - ok so it should be ok then when its working ^^

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