Linux driver for Archer T4U Plus

Linux driver for Archer T4U Plus
Linux driver for Archer T4U Plus
2021-01-05 08:49:44
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Hello,

 

I just recently bought the Archer T4U Plus adapter. While it has a official support for Mac and Windows OSs, I would like to know if it is going to add a compatible Linux driver because I tried to use it in a Ubuntu based OS and the receiver is not working nor being recognised.

 

It is expected to add Linux support to this adapter?

 

Best regards.

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Re:Linux driver for Archer T4U Plus
2021-01-08 08:28:41

@Elektro 

 

Sorry that we don't provide any official driver for the Ubuntu based OS, while the Archer T4U Plus use the same chipset as the T4U, which is RTL8812AU, you may check if you can use the driver for the T4U:

https://www.tp-link.com/support/download/archer-t4u/#Driver

 

Please be aware that the official driver of T4U only supports Linux kernel 2.6.18 ~ 4.11. There is no official driver for higher versions, you can search for the latest driver on the third-party website such as GitHub, then try to install it on your Ubuntu based OS.

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Re:Linux driver for Archer T4U Plus
2021-01-08 08:39:56

@Kevin_Z 

 

Many thanks for your support and for giving me the chipset number. It seems that in other distros, like Arch Linux, there are working packages like this one

 

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/rtl8812au-dkms-git/

 

I will give it a shot.

 

Best regards.

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Re:Linux driver for Archer T4U Plus
2021-01-08 11:15:50

@Elektro 

 

Yes, you can give that a try. Good luck.

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Re:Linux driver for Archer T4U Plus
2021-04-22 16:14:48
Are you sure the chipset for the Archer T4U plus is really the RTL8812AU ? Just asking because I think I saw somewhere it should be the RTL8822A My archer's T4U Plus USB ID is 2357:0115 And the box states: Model: Archer T4U Plus (EU) Ver:1.0 P/N: 0152502343 I'm having a really difficult time to have this device working in Kali linux, specially in the monitor mode. Maybe if TP-Link could confirm the exact chipset would help moving on. Any hint will be appreciated. Thanks, Janico
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Re:Linux driver for Archer T4U Plus
2021-05-05 09:35:17 - last edited 2021-05-05 09:37:25

@Elektro @Janico try compile this one driver.

I successfully compiled it with kernel 5.4.0-72 on Ubuntu-based distro (Linux Mint). Also probably runs on kernel 5.8+ but not tested yet.

Hope this helps somebody :-)

 

(⎈ |yc-syn:default)➜  driver_tp_link_t4u git:(master) ✗ uname -a  
Linux rangerx-home 5.4.0-72-generic #80-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 12 17:35:00 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

 

(⎈ |yc-syn:default)➜  driver_tp_link_t4u git:(master) ✗ sudo iwconfig wlxd03745f8e9e4
wlxd03745f8e9e4  IEEE 802.11AC  ESSID:"homenet2"  Nickname:"<WIFI@REALTEK>"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:5.18 GHz  Access Point: 84:D8:1B:8A:3D:A8   
          Bit Rate:867 Mb/s   Sensitivity:0/0  
          Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:****-****-****-****-****-****-****-****   Security mode:open
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=65/100  Signal level=-68 dBm  Noise level=0 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

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