Ubuntu – How to install drivers for TP-Link AC1300


When I ordered this TP-Link AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI-Express Adapter (Archer T6E), I looked into customers reviews and they said it worked fine with no drivers on Ubuntu. I didn't have a CD/DVD player on my desktop so I (on a laptop with a DVD drive) copied and pasted the DVD support disk content on to a USB drive and used that. But when I tried to run autorun.exe it puts up archive manager and says An error occurred while loading the archive
Ubuntu verison- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Output from: lspci -vnn

02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 11)
Subsystem: ASRock Incorporation Motherboard (one of many) [1849:8168]
Kernel driver in use: r8169 
Kernel modules: r8169

I am fairly new to Ubuntu (1 month) and have learned alot (sudo commands) and now know that windows is overpriced and that ubuntu is better in most fields.

Thanks for the help.

Best Answer

  • You could build the linux driver from source, but it requires a good amount of linux experience

    My repo here:

    sudo apt-get install git linux-headers-amd64 build-essential
    git clone https://github.com/nyetwurk/linux-wifi-88x2bu-driver
    cd linux-wifi-88x2bu-driver
    sudo make install
    sudo modprobe 88x2bu

    Verified to work with hostapd (AC1300 Archer T4U) 802.11ac

    ID 2357:0115 TP-Link 802.11ac NIC
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