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D-link DWA-182 driver for Ubuntu 18.04

My wifi mysteriously died in Ubuntu 18.04 for my dual-boot desktop, again. Just a quick heads-up, my desktop does not have a built-in wifi adapter. I purchased a USB dongle a couple years ago, namely the D-link DWA-182 version C to enable it to connect to wifi. It died because linux kernel has been updated from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04, and my old driver no longer builds properly.

Here’s what I did to fix it:

git clone

This particular version: is updated to compile against kernel 5.2.

After getting the code, navigate to the repository, then run:

sudo make
sudo cp 8812au.ko /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
sudo depmod -a

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