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    Prebuilt driver for Realtek 8821CE

    My ASUS laptop only has wireless, and I don't have a USB WiFi dongle, so I can't connect it to the network. Is there a prebuilt driver I can use with my laptop? Its a 14" ASUS Celeron.
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    Re: Prebuilt driver for Realtek 8821CE

    The best and easiest way to install the driver is to have an alternative internet connection. Ethernet when available or USB tethering from any Android or iOS phone are obvious choices. Then it's just a matter of installing the driver already available at Ubuntu repositories:

    Code:
    sudo apt install 8821ce-dkms
    Alternative you can download the package using other computer: https://packages.ubuntu.com/focal/rtl8821ce-dkms
    Last edited by CelticWarrior; March 30th, 2021 at 06:34 PM.

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    Re: Prebuilt driver for Realtek 8821CE

    No. Drivers are usually built against a specific kernel version, as opposed to your idea of a driver built once and used everywhere.

    There is no easy solution to your problem: there is only wireless, and to use it you need a driver, which is impossible to get without wireless. Might need to invest into an Ethernet-to-USB device, or use an phone as one.

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    Re: Prebuilt driver for Realtek 8821CE

    USB Tethering with your smartphone?

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