Ubuntu – Ubuntu 16.04.5 USB wifi Adapter: 0bda:b812 not working


Just build my own computer and installed ubuntu 16.04. But I can't seem to get my wifi usb adapter working. It's an iptimeA3000UA. Although the packaging said it only works for windows, I thought it would be fine.

Here's my wireless info script as suggested I should add:

$ lsusb gives me:

ID 0bda:b812 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

I downloaded the original windows drivers and used ndiswrapper (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper). I installed it properly and it also gives "hardware present: yes", but still no wifi.

$ ndiswrapper -L gives me:

netrtwlanu : driver installed
device (0BDA:B812) present

So on this site I found that mine is 8812bu iguess:

"0bda:b812 Realtek RTL8812BU Wireless 802.11ac 2×2 USB 3.0 NIC"

So I tried to install drivers for RTL8822BU (works for 8812 too I guess) off of github https://github.com/ulli-kroll/rtl8822bu, but still no luck.

I am doing something wrong, or does my device simply not work?

Best Answer

  • Found the solution:


    did as instructed and works like a charm!! :D

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