Using DLink's DWA 171 USB Wireless Dongle with Ubuntu 16.04

It doesn't come with a working official driver though.

So, I googled for it, and found:

Here is an excerpt worth mentioning, from user chili555

sudo apt-get install git  
git clone  
cd rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux  
# make with 4 concurrent jobs
make -j4  
sudo make install  
sudo modprobe -a rtl8812au  

After reboot, your device will discover for wireless networks.

It's important to note that after system updates, you'll need to recompile the driver and install it again. Simply, restart the whole process except the cloning one.

Konpat Preechakul

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