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tp link ac600 archer t2u driver kernel version 4 - no official driver avilable

asked 2018-12-14 02:30:47 -0500

noammo gravatar image

hello, i bought tp link usb wifi adapter ac600 archer t2u but i cant connect to networks - i can see the network but i cant connect

when i contacted the technical support they said that their driver works just to kernel version up to 3 and mine is 4 so it doesnt work, and they said that i should search one online (because linux is an open source system so probably a user developed a driver and etc) so here i am, here, trying to find someone who know if there is even a driver because so far i didnt find anything

and i would really appreciate any help, i really need it, thanks in advance !!

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answered 2018-12-14 03:39:34 -0500

updated 2018-12-15 06:00:29 -0500

Official support tp link ac600 for linux

A. status and check...

Archer T2U_V2_Linux Published Date: 2018-01-18 Language: English File Size: 6.44 MB Operating System: Linux (Kernel version 2.6~3.16)

B. device set how to use kernel compile and system set using a driver update

 https://github.com/ulli-kroll/mt7612u

C. check system command;

  lsusb
  dnf install git
  git clone  https://github.com/ulli-kroll/mt7610u.git

D. insert TP-Link USB WIFI

 cd  rtl8723de 
 make installfw
 insmod mt7610u.ko

how is porgress? many people face this problem wifi connection also F29 may be automatically support because Fedora fast update other os! try and show me to run your wifi status?

this is crosscheck with tor secure web connection via F29S KDE written by simmon

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thanks for the fast answer !! I tried it but the last command didnt work (it says that the file doesnt exists) maybe I missed something ? I really dont know much about this (I'm using linux for about two years, but never really with these things)

noammo gravatar imagenoammo ( 2018-12-15 04:12:38 -0500 )edit

it's a link address for you.... https://github.com/ulli-kroll/mt7612u long time,use linux... have a nice day.... written by simmon

simmon gravatar imagesimmon ( 2018-12-15 06:01:46 -0500 )edit
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answered 2018-12-14 03:50:11 -0500

Night Romantic gravatar image

Check this link: https://wikidevi.com/wiki/TP-LINK_Archer_T2U_v2

Also in the wiki is the entry for hardware version 1 of the same device (you need to verify your version).

Two github repos from Wiki seem to try to get driver working with kernels up to 4.15 (current Fedora's 4.19). You can try to compile them yourselves, even then they are not guaranteed to work.

If you want a more general advice (you probably don't at this point ;-) ) from my own experience with another Archer device - well, it's much more practical to do your research beforehand and choose an WiFi adapter already supported by Linux kernel. There are very few AC adapters supported at this point, but it's definitely easier to buy a slower but supported one which just works - you plug it in and don't have to worry about drivers.

If kernel doesnt's support you device (as is a case with this one), even if you'll get it working with self-compiled driver you'll have to recompile them after every kernel update. It's doable but can be quite tedious )

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thanks for the fast answer !! I downloaded the zip and wrote make clean and make but i got an error

what did i miss ? i really dont know much about this

and i checked it it supports linux and it said that it supports so i just assumed that it supports also the latest version, but turns out that it doesnt

noammo gravatar imagenoammo ( 2018-12-15 04:18:20 -0500 )edit

Alas, for WiFi adapters especially you should do more than just check it supports Linux - as you see by now. The best thing to look for is Linux kernel support - and you need to do a bit of research to find such an info (forums, wikis like to one I gave you link to, other locations). Better still - if you can - to test it before you buy it.

As for compilations errors you mention. Usually You have to deduce and install some packages that are needed for compilation. It's not that hard (but not intuitive also). I could try to help if you post error messages here.

Night Romantic gravatar imageNight Romantic ( 2018-12-18 00:41:24 -0500 )edit

Also keep in mind that with such drivers there's no guarantee they'll compile and work even if you do get all the needed packages.

Night Romantic gravatar imageNight Romantic ( 2018-12-18 00:42:48 -0500 )edit

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