Ubuntu: How to Install RTL8192EU Driver

First, we install all packages required for the installation of the driver using this command:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms git

Now clone the git repository:

git clone https://github.com/clnhub/rtl8192eu-linux.git

Move to the new folder created:

cd rtl8192eu-linux

Remove current drivers (check with dkms status or sudo lshw -C network what drivers are available):

sudo rmmod rtl8xxxu

Blacklist the current driver:

echo "blacklist rtl8xxxu" >> ./blacklist-rtl8xxxu.conf
sudo mv ./blacklist-rtl8xxxu.conf /etc/modprobe.d/

And finally install the driver:

sudo dkms add .
sudo dkms install rtl8192eu/1.0

Reboot or load the driver by doing sudo modprobe 8192eu and everything should work now.

5 thoughts on “Ubuntu: How to Install RTL8192EU Driver

  1. Thank you sincerely, I have been trying to get my D-Link Wi-Fi adapter to work properly, and now it appears to get a strong signal, whereas before the signal was always weak.

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