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Hello everyone, I just unpacked my new desktop computer with pre installed linux ubuntu
However I just realized that I do not have network adapter to connect to Wi-Fi, so I bought external wireless adapter "D-Link DWA-172" I just plugged in to usb port, expected that that will work automatically like on windows, however it did not :)
I believe someone here had similar or same issue and maybe You could give me advice or guide me how to solve that issue.
 


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G'day avanturismo, Welcome to Linux.org

Wifi etc is not my forte......but there will be others will follow if the following advice does not work for you.

  • go to Network Settings
  • choose the network you are trying to connect to
  • under the security tab, enter the wifi password manually
  • save it

If there is no wireless network...
  • go to Network Settings
  • choose the network you are trying to connect to
  • under the security tab, enter the wifi password manually
  • save it

If there is no wireless network,
 

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Hmm...

I have no idea which version of Ubuntu you're referring to. That information would (maybe) help.

In software sources, do you have 3rd party drivers and non-FOSS software enabled? It should look a little like this:

Ubuntu 20.10 [Running] - Oracle VM VirtualBox_001.png
 

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Welcome to the Forums

good morning, TP link use Realtek chipsets which often cause problems, to download and install the correct drivers you will need to connect to the internet by cable, teather a mobile, or use an old dongle [an 11A/B or old 11G] will most likely work
 

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Hello avanturismo,
Welcome to Linux.Org I'm sure you will find the help you need. Cheers!
 
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wow good morning so many helpful answers! thank You for being so helpful to the noobs like me :D
I will try to perform your advices !
 
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Code:
sudo apt update
Code:
sudo apt install dkms
Code:
git clone https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8812au.git
Code:
cd rtl8812au
Code:
sudo ./dkms-install.sh
Code:
sudo modprobe 88XXau
reboot - if all goes well it should be detected
thank You very much for the answer however Im stuck on:
Code:
sudo ./dkms-install.sh


command not foundI have checked with ls there is no such file inside...
 

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OK try this.. In the terminal put inxi -N and enter [that's inxispace-N] and paste the results back

if inxi is not installed then try

sudo apt-get install inxi

Bwiz
 
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OK try this.. In the terminal put inxi -N and enter [that's inxispace-N] and paste the results back

if inxi is not installed then try

sudo apt-get install inxi

Bwiz
solved with Lord Boltars help. thank You for fast response btw
 

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Glad to hear you got it working. Wifi is not my forte either. But always nice to read about how you may fix something for another time.
I hope you are going to enjoy Ubuntu i have been on Ubuntu since 14 and just moved to POP!_OS. So if you need help with anything game-related, I'm happy to try to help since that is where my expertise primarily lies.
 
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