Package Details: rtl8821au-dkms-git

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Package Base: rtl8821au-dkms-git
Description: rtl8821AU and rtl8811AU chipset driver with firmware v5.8.2.3
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Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: 8821au
Submitter: zebulon
Maintainer: zebulon
Last Packager: zebulon
Votes: 46
Popularity: 0.28
First Submitted: 2017-09-12 06:28
Last Updated: 2021-06-09 20:38

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zebulon commented on 2019-10-01 06:18

To all having an issue with this driver: please try alternatively.

solstice commented on 2019-03-17 10:59

a patch to make it work for rpi and may be other ARM device:

--- PKGBUILD.old    2019-03-15 20:08:05.345042676 +0100
+++ PKGBUILD    2019-03-15 20:04:24.390294977 +0100
@@ -32,4 +32,10 @@
         sed -e "s/@_PKGBASE@/${_pkgbase}-dkms/" \
                         -e "s/@PKGVER@/${pkgver}/" \
                         -i "${pkgdir}"/usr/src/${_pkgbase}-${pkgver}/dkms.conf
+   # patch Makefile for RPI
+   sed -i '/^CONFIG_PLATFORM_I386_PC/s/y/n/' ${pkgdir}/usr/src/${_pkgbase}-${pkgver}/Makefile
+   sed -i '/^CONFIG_PLATFORM_ARM_RPI/s/n/y/' ${pkgdir}/usr/src/${_pkgbase}-${pkgver}/Makefile
+   # disable debug code with __DATE__ macro (TODO: proper fix ?)
+   sed -i '/__DATE__/s/^/\/\//' ${pkgdir}/usr/src/${_pkgbase}-${pkgver}/core/rtw_debug.c

Note: I am seeing the interface of the usb wifi key marketed as DEEPOW dongle (from amazon) changing MAC address at every boot even though I have not set up anything like that in netctl, here.

I don't know if it's a hardware problem or driver problem. However, it's the same with rtl88xxau-aircrack-dkms-git driver

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zebulon commented on 2016-07-16 22:38

Hi, since kernel has been updated to 4.6.4: the module seems to compile fine, and interface is up, but I cannot connect to the wifi. It times out after 1 minute or so. Anyone else experiencing the same issue?
EDIT: gnab package (rtl8812au-dkms-git) works, so it could be a Realtek driver issue?

capoeira commented on 2016-07-15 03:23

yaourt just wont auto-update when doing a "yaourt -Syu --aur", but build normaly

ioquatix commented on 2016-07-15 02:37

@Grawp when using yaourt to build this package, because the version hasn't changed it won't re-build. It's an interesting problem, but it makes installing with yaourt a bit more complicated. Just FYI.

timothy.lee commented on 2016-06-12 11:36

@Grawp I apologize. I did not realize the pkgver() function does that.

Anonymous comment on 2016-06-11 11:01

@timothy.lee pkgver in this package is autogenerated during makepkg and it always reflects the HEAD of the 4.3.22_beta branch.
Learn how makepkg & AUR work and don't flag packages with pkgver() function according to what you see on AUR webpages.
The current version is 4.3.22_beta.r10.0658130-1. I've checked that.

raqua commented on 2016-06-10 19:52

I have Edimax EW-7822UAC and this driver keep disconnecting about every 20 minutes. It won't come back until I reconnect the device physically.

timothy.lee commented on 2016-06-09 22:39

Can the package version be updated to reflect change addition of new commit that fixes 4.6 compilation?

capoeira commented on 2016-05-26 12:34

thanks @Grawp...thing is, i might use 5GHZ in the future. Actually I allready bought the Edimax yesterday (online shop), because it seams to be the better device anyways. And cheap also

Anonymous comment on 2016-05-26 07:16

@capoeira Well, if you don't need AC or 5GHz at all, then why bother with device that doesn't have upstream support such as this.

capoeira commented on 2016-05-24 22:05

sorry for highjacking. but I'm deciding between Edimax EW-7811UAC (rtl8812AU) and Ralink RT5370. rtl8812AU seams to be more of a pain in the ass, right?