Package Details: rtl8821au-dkms-git 5.1.5.r59.gaf07b27-1

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Package Base: rtl8821au-dkms-git
Description: rtl8821AU, rtl8812AU and rtl8811AU chipset driver with firmware v5.1.5
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Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: rtl8821au
Submitter: zebulon
Maintainer: zebulon
Last Packager: zebulon
Votes: 45
Popularity: 0.000001
First Submitted: 2017-09-12 06:28
Last Updated: 2018-04-03 08:35

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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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Svenstaro commented on 2017-09-13 10:34

I merged other packages into this one.

Twinklebreeze commented on 2017-09-13 07:31

This is another package that has been more recently updated, and compiles still.

zebulon commented on 2017-09-05 20:38

To 8821au owners: latest driver version is 5.1.5, whereas it has been updated to 5.2.9 for 8812au. Unfortunately Realtek do not (always) provide unified drivers for their chipsets, hence the new 5.2.9 driver misses the HAL code for 8821au. Therefore I have created this AUR package, which provides the 5.1.5 driver. Note that this driver also works for 8812au users, but it is advised to use the 5.2.9 available here:

Note also that although I can test compilation, I cannot guarantee it will always work and be properly updated due to the fact I do not own a 8821au chipset-based adapter.

tramapoline commented on 2017-08-02 09:21

Wworks for my arch t4uh :). Would be worth looking into getting this in the AUR maybe...

Twinklebreeze commented on 2017-07-31 23:07

I might have a look into that. Hopefully this one recognizes my adapter.

Throne3d commented on 2017-07-31 20:32

It looks like there's a more actively updated git repo (not an AUR package) here:

This might have already been found but if so I'm not sure anyone's properly mentioned it. (There's a comment mentioning the repo but only briefly.) It states it's based off the "4.3.14" version of the driver, so it might be missing some things, but the last update to the repo was about 15 hours ago as of this reply.

Twinklebreeze commented on 2017-07-31 17:28

I wish I knew more about driver development. I think this project needs forked and actively maintained. I switched to lts, but that only delays the inevitable.

tramapoline commented on 2017-07-30 12:25

Kernel 4.12.3-1 broke this for me -
I #include-ed linux/signal.h and linux/sched/signal.h in osdep_service.h, and applied the 4.11.x patch, but that still hasn't worked, and there looks to be something seriously wrong.

can anyone help / is anyone working on this?

ArchExplorer commented on 2017-07-09 09:56


There is a fix for kernel 4.9.11:

But it's not merged yet. Hope it gets merged soon. I did apply from hand :-)

rollenwiese commented on 2017-07-08 03:06

To get my TP-Link Archer T4U working:

git clone
cd rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux


patch -p1 < 217.patch

followed the compilation instructions in the repo