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: 0.60
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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Terence commented on 2018-11-14 15:16

@zebulon I'm using the 5.3.4 branch of the aircrack-ng repo with no problem since a week.

zebulon commented on 2018-11-14 15:11

Today I received an out-of-date notification due to an issue with kernel 4.19, but now the flag has been removed. Was it an error? Anyway, I think this package should now be refreshed and possibly updated to the aircrack-ng rtl8812au repo, which contains the most up-to-date patches. That said, I wonder if I should stay on branch 5.1.5 or use the later one (5.2.xx or 5.3.4). Has anyone tried aircrack-ng repo by any chance? (I have no rtl8814au hardware to test this...)

instance commented on 2018-05-31 09:21

If anyone has issues regarding the MAC constantly changing: Given that the mod is called 8812au, put "options 8812au rtw_initmac=YOUR_MAC_ADDR" into /etc/modprobe.d/8812au.conf

Replace YOUR_MAC_ADDR with your desired MAC address.

zebulon commented on 2018-03-16 07:24

@jaylittle: thanks for reporting. I do not know where the problem came from since this number is automatically generated with makepkg. Anyway, this is fixed now. Users may need to force upgrade due to a lower pkgver number.

jaylittle commented on 2018-03-15 22:59

The pkgver variable in the PKGBUILD file is inaccurate which results in this package always being recompiled during a system wide upgrade using pacaur.

The correct value according to the upstream git repo should be:



weiti commented on 2018-02-02 15:59

@remy.grunblatt: I use this driver on an WPA2 Network with EAP-TLS Auth without any issues ... HTH

zebulon commented on 2018-02-02 10:29

I just pushed patches for kernel 4.15 into this repository. Should now build with the kernel in Testing.

zebulon commented on 2018-02-02 10:28

@remy.grunblatt:I am sorry I cannot help, I do not have access to such networks. There are tips to configure WPA2 Enterprise and eduroam specifically in the Wiki: but I suppose you already checked out the advice here?

Anonymous comment on 2018-01-03 14:14

Hi, can someone try to connect to a wpa2 entreprise network (such as eduroam) and tell me if it works, with this driver?

I keep getting stuff like "nl80211: Drv Event 48 (NL80211_CMD_DISCONNECT) received for wlan[…]" messages after EAP identity exchange.


zebulon commented on 2017-12-15 14:01

I have uploaded a patched version that compiles for 4.14 kernels on Arch. Also, dkms.conf now supports multi-threading.