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    Cannot find working driver for Techkey WiFi Adapter(600mbps)

    I've had a Techkey WiFi Adapter for a while and have used it on Windows 10 and 7, and it has worked so far.
    I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS, my knowledge of Linux is rudimentary and I only know the basics such as installing packages, finding my kernel version, and moving and copying files from the terminal. My WiFi Adapter is only recognized as "Realtek Driver Storage" in Ubuntu and my attempts at finding a working driver have been unsuccessful.

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    uname -r Output:
    Code:
    5.3.0-59-generic
    When running lsusb, the device shows as:
    Code:
    Bus 002 Device 013: ID 0bda:1a2b Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    The Amazon Page:
    https://www.amazon.com/Adapter-600mb...tronics&sr=1-7
    The information sticker on the device says:
    dual band wireless adapter
    Model: 5B12

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    Re: Cannot find working driver for Techkey WiFi Adapter(600mbps)

    Welcome.

    Try this:
    Code:
    sudo apt install build-essential -y
    mkdir -p ~/build
    cd ~/build
    sudo apt install git
    git clone https://github.com/brektrou/rtl8821CU.git
    cd rtl8821CU
    make
    sudo make install

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    Re: Cannot find working driver for Techkey WiFi Adapter(600mbps)

    I have a script that did the trick here. I tested on Peppermint 10 which is based in ubuntu 18.04.
    You can open it and check for yourself. It's basically the same script Celtic Warrior posted above, with a previous installation of Git and Make (Ubuntu probably already has them installed anyway).
    Here is the link : https://scriptips.org/2020/06/02/usb...-linux-driver/

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    Re: Cannot find working driver for Techkey WiFi Adapter(600mbps)

    That didn't work, though when running "make" it did say
    note: this is the location of the previous definition.
    Due to trying another similar driver that did not work.
    Edit: Oops, this was meant in reply to CelticWarrior

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    Re: Cannot find working driver for Techkey WiFi Adapter(600mbps)

    Thread moved to the "Networking & Wireless" forum.

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    Re: Cannot find working driver for Techkey WiFi Adapter(600mbps)

    You need to do
    Code:
    sudo usb_modeswitch -KW -v 0bda -p 1a2b
    To switch it from USB storage

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    Re: Cannot find working driver for Techkey WiFi Adapter(600mbps)

    Quote Originally Posted by Eduardoecp View Post
    I have a script that did the trick here. I tested on Peppermint 10 which is based in ubuntu 18.04.
    You can open it and check for yourself. It's basically the same script Celtic Warrior posted above, with a previous installation of Git and Make (Ubuntu probably already has them installed anyway).
    Here is the link : https://scriptips.org/2020/06/02/usb...-linux-driver/
    The script didn't seem to work either, it is still showing as a USB storage device sadly.

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    Re: Cannot find working driver for Techkey WiFi Adapter(600mbps)

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy31 View Post
    You need to do
    Code:
    sudo usb_modeswitch -KW -v 0bda -p 1a2b
    To switch it from USB storage
    Doing that combined with the script Eduardoecp provided worked, currently replying to this on working Wi-Fi.
    Thank you all for the help!

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