Ubuntu Driver WLAN TP-Link Archer T3U Plus and T4U for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Ubuntu Driver WLAN TP-Link Archer T3U Plus and T4U for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
Ubuntu Driver WLAN TP-Link Archer T3U Plus and T4U for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
2022-05-03 03:20:43 - last edited 2022-08-20 15:42:11

The driver from another thread for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa, will no longer work with the most recent 5.15.0-27-generic kernel (at this point of writing).

 

However, the following steps worked for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish.

 

sudo apt update

sudo apt install -y git linux-headers-generic dkms

wget https://github.com/RinCat/RTL88x2BU-Linux-Driver/archive/master.zip

unzip master.zip

cd RTL88x2BU-Linux-Driver-master

sudo make uninstall

make clean

make

sudo make install

sudo modprobe 88x2bu

sudo reboot

 

Disclaimer: I'm NOT the developer/maintainer. Issues, bugs, or requests shall be posted directly to the author/contributors.

 

Edit1: Also, this is an unofficial (community) release. It is not endorsed by the TP-Link team. Use at your own risk!

Edit2: I have successfully tested this driver with T3U Plus and T4U. For dkms version, run the following commands instead.

 

sudo apt update

sudo apt install -y dkms git

sudo git clone 'https://github.com/RinCat/RTL88x2BU-Linux-Driver.git' /usr/src/rtl88x2bu-git

sudo sed -i 's/PACKAGE_VERSION="@PKGVER@"/PACKAGE_VERSION="git"/g' /usr/src/rtl88x2bu-git/dkms.conf

sudo dkms add -m rtl88x2bu -v git

sudo dkms autoinstall

sudo reboot
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Re:Ubuntu Driver WLAN TP-Link Archer T3U Plus for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
2022-05-04 16:49:54 - last edited 2022-05-04 18:25:33

Everything goes smoothly until the modprobe command.

 

modprobe: ERROR: could not insert '88x2bu': Exec format error

 

Edit: Fixed. Kernel must be 5.15 (uname)

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Re:Ubuntu Driver WLAN TP-Link Archer T3U Plus for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
2022-06-18 10:14:33

  @sudoranger Thanks for this. worked even though I didn't understand it.

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Re:Ubuntu Driver WLAN TP-Link Archer T3U Plus for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
2022-07-19 08:51:03 - last edited 2022-08-20 15:44:28

yexad34467 wrote

Everything goes smoothly until the modprobe command.

 

modprobe: ERROR: could not insert '88x2bu': Exec format error

 

Edit: Fixed. Kernel must be 5.15 (uname)


Glad to hear about this.

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Re:Ubuntu Driver WLAN TP-Link Archer T3U Plus for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
2022-07-19 08:58:54 - last edited 2022-08-20 15:45:06

conqueran wrote

  @sudoranger Thanks for this. worked even though I didn't understand it.


You're welcome! Happy to help.

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Re:Ubuntu Driver WLAN TP-Link Archer T3U Plus for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
2022-07-29 19:06:11

  @sudoranger I cannot get this to work, as soon as I get to make it fails and I get

 

make[1]: *** /lib/modules/5.4.0-122-lowlatency/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
make: *** [Makefile:2454: modules] Error 2

 

just don't get why everything has to be so painful in Linux sometimes

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Re:Ubuntu Driver WLAN TP-Link Archer T3U Plus for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
2022-08-15 09:22:51 - last edited 2022-08-20 15:49:08

  @whycomplicate 

whycomplicate wrote

  @sudoranger I cannot get this to work, as soon as I get to make it fails and I get

 

make[1]: *** /lib/modules/5.4.0-122-lowlatency/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
make: *** [Makefile:2454: modules] Error 2

 

just don't get why everything has to be so painful in Linux sometimes

 

Hello.

 

Sorry for the late reply. Actually, Linux is not the issue here. TP-Link do not provide official support for Linux. However, they do support Windows and Mac, as advertised. If you want to use Ubuntu or any other distros, I would suggest you to buy an adapter with a chipset other than the Realtek.

 

I have updated my original post with the dkms version. If you're still having issues, kindly contact the driver's author directly.

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Re:Ubuntu Driver WLAN TP-Link Archer T3U Plus and T4U for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
3 weeks ago

  @sudoranger, TP-Link Archer T3U Plus has stopped working entirely after the recent Ubuntu update. Now, my laptop's WiFi card is also not responding. Even if I try to connect to another Wi-Fi source or forget the existing one, I am not getting any response to connect or forget, even after clicking multiple times. I can just turn on and off the Wi-Fi, nothing else.

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Re:Ubuntu Driver WLAN TP-Link Archer T3U Plus and T4U for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
3 weeks ago

masked_titan wrote

  @sudoranger, TP-Link Archer T3U Plus has stopped working entirely after the recent Ubuntu update. Now, my laptop's WiFi card is also not responding. Even if I try to connect to another Wi-Fi source or forget the existing one, I am not getting any response to connect or forget, even after clicking multiple times. I can just turn on and off the Wi-Fi, nothing else.

 

Have you tried reinstalling the driver using dkms method? I'm suspecting the latest update has override your previous kernel build. Let me know if you are still having this problem after doing the dkms installation. You can follow the steps from my original post. 

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Re:Ubuntu Driver WLAN TP-Link Archer T3U Plus and T4U for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
a week ago
Hey did you manage to get it sorted? I'm having the same problem as you. I can turn on and off the wifi but it doesn't connect to any network after inputting the password.
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Re:Ubuntu Driver WLAN TP-Link Archer T3U Plus and T4U for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
a week ago

@abikyoukan, for me it started working after I went to "Knows Wi-Fi Networks" from that 3-dots menu, selected the network and did forget network. After reconnecting it was working fine. 

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