Very new at trying Linux - so please be patient!
Currently purchased a Techkey 1200 Mbps USB Wifi adapter for my system. Apparently, I need to install drivers for it, as the network performance without said drivers operates at 14Mbps (checked at Speedtest.com).
Checked the manufacturer’s site, and was directed to a Dropbox to download the driver - however, the instructions provided in the zip file were extremely confusing - for example, like referencing a “make_drv” file that was supposed to be in the downloaded folder, but wasn’t.
Sites I’ve checked out
I then checked online, and found this site. Unfortunately, I am not able to determine which version of the packages below would work for the USB card:
========================================= Name & Summary Matched: wireless ==========================================
wireless-regdb.noarch : Regulatory database for 802.11 wireless networking
============================================= Summary Matched: wireless =============================================
iw.x86_64 : A nl80211 based wireless configuration tool
iwl100-firmware.noarch : Firmware for Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 100 Series Adapters
iwl1000-firmware.noarch : Firmware for Intel® PRO/Wireless 1000 B/G/N network adaptors
iwl105-firmware.noarch : Firmware for Intel(R) Centrino Wireless-N 105 Series Adapters
iwl135-firmware.noarch : Firmware for Intel(R) Centrino Wireless-N 135 Series Adapters
iwl2000-firmware.noarch : Firmware for Intel(R) Centrino Wireless-N 2000 Series Adapters
iwl2030-firmware.noarch : Firmware for Intel(R) Centrino Wireless-N 2030 Series Adapters
iwl3160-firmware.noarch : Firmware for Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 3160 Series Adapters
iwl5000-firmware.noarch : Firmware for Intel® PRO/Wireless 5000 A/G/N network adaptors
iwl5150-firmware.noarch : Firmware for Intel® PRO/Wireless 5150 A/G/N network adaptors
iwl6000g2a-firmware.noarch : Firmware for Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 6005 Series Adapters
iwl6000g2b-firmware.noarch : Firmware for Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 6030 Series Adapters
iwl6050-firmware.noarch : Firmware for Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 6050 Series Adapters
iwl7260-firmware.noarch : Firmware for Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 726x/8000/9000/AX200/AX201 Series Adapters
(Sorry - I am not sure of how to install a snippet inline to this post.)
The “make” and “make install” commands also keep throwing “Error 1” and “Error 2” messages, without much information on how to fix this.
make: *** [scripts/Makefile.build:295: /home/XXXXXXX/Downloads/RTL88x2BU-Linux-Driver-master/os_dep/linux/rtw_proc.o] Error 1
make: *** [Makefile:1915: /home/XXXXXXX/Downloads/RTL88x2BU-Linux-Driver-master] Error 2
make: Leaving directory ‘/usr/src/kernels/5.14.0-162.12.1.el9_1.0.2.x86_64’
make: *** [Makefile:2455: modules] Error 2
If anyone could provide assistance in helping a newbie install this driver, that would be appreciated, as the documents I’ve found didn’t seem to provide much information - or they are geared towards Debian installs.
Alternatively, if you could recommend a wireless adapter or card that would work out of the box to support 802.11ac speeds, that would be appreciated!
System is an HP Envy system, I5 CPU, 16GB Ram, 1TB HD.
Kernel version: 5.14.0-162.12.1.el9_1.0.2.x86_64
USB Adapter: Techkey 1200Mbps