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I recently bought a D-Link DWA-182 Revision D1. The label says 'H/W Ver.:D1 F/W Ver.:4.00'. Unfortunately, the Linux Kernel does not ship the required driver. How can I get the wlan stick working?

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D-Link provides a driver compatible with Linux 4.9 and older on its website:

https://support.dlink.com/ProductInfo.aspx?m=DWA-182

There one can download the driver for Rev. D. In the archive there is a subfolder named "driver" which contains the code for the linux kernel module. Provided the necessary dependencies, the module can be compiled by invoking make. For convenience, I created a Github repository containing just the driver and brief build instructions:

https://github.com/MaxG87/DWA-182_Rev-D1

Unfortunately, the driver is not compatible with Kernel 4.16. I did not try any Kernel inbetween 4.9 and 4.16.

Update:

I patched out all the compile issues when using Linux 4.16. Using the master branch of the aforementioned GitHub repo, one can build a working kernel module. I did not perform extensive testing, but I am uploading this update using the DWA-182 on Linux 4.16. Many thanks to all the open source projects whose patches I used.

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  • Hi Max, I know this is about a year old but just wanted to thank you again for making this available on your github. I struggled for hours trying to find a compatible driver and was about to think mine was unsupported but finding your post saved me a lot of money and time! :D – Kevin Pei Jul 6 '19 at 20:57
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This hardware uses a RTL8812BU chipset, according to: https://wikidevi.com/wiki/D-Link_DWA-182_rev_D1

For this chipset, try the following commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install -y git
git clone https://github.com/EntropicEffect/rtl8822bu.git
cd rtl8822bu
make
sudo make install
sudo modprobe 88x2bu
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  • The question is about a DWA-182 – RalfFriedl Jul 13 '19 at 9:40
  • @RalfFriedl My answer is about DWA-182 Revision D1; which has a chipset of RTL8822BU instead of the chipset that DWA 182 Revision C1 had which was RTL8812AU – user3704898 Sep 5 '19 at 0:07
  • Not sure this how hasn't received more votes. But this is the correct answer for me with DWA-182-D1 on Ubuntu 18.04 - Kernel 5.0.0.32 generic – Zarne Dravitzki Nov 8 '19 at 11:31
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Update for Ubtunu 18.04 on Kernel 4.15.0-60

https://github.com/MaxG87/DWA-182_Rev-D1 fails

but https://github.com/cilynx/rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.3.1_27678.20180430_COEX20180427-5959

works like charm

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    Can you expand upon what this update actually does and how the OP would apply it? Please see How to Answer and take our tour. – Burgi Sep 4 '19 at 10:18
  • Supporting Kernels that old is out of scope for me. Currently I have to boot a kernel to test compilation. However, I would love to accept pull requests. Fixing stuff generally is quite easy, just git log -S for details of the compilation error message. – Max Görner Sep 5 '19 at 20:38

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