Install TP-Link AC600 Archer T2U Nano WiFi USB Adapter In Linux

Archer T2U nano adapter supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, and WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK encryption standards.
It is capable to provide 433 Mbps speed on 5GHz (ideal for HD streaming and online gaming) and 200Mbps on 2.4GHz (perfect for normal web browsing).

If you are ever looking for a dual-band WiFi router for faster speed and extended range, TP-Link AC600 Archer T2U Nano WiFi USB adapter is undoubtedly good choice.

Even though Archer T2U nano adapter has some good features, it has one drawback. It supports Windows and Mac OS only. There is no official drivers for Linux.

I came across an unofficial driver for Archer T2U Nano on GitHub and it works good.

Install the necessary dependencies and Kernel headers in Ubuntu Linux with command:

sudo apt install dkms git build-essential libelf-dev linux-headers-$(uname -r)

Git clone the rtl8812au GitHub repository:

$ git clone

Cd into the cloned directory:

$ cd rtl8812au/

Finally, install TP-Link AC600 Archer T2U Nano WiFi USB adapter in Ubuntu using command:

$ sudo make dkms_install

Unplug the TP-Link Archer T2U nano adapter and plug it again. The LED will start to blink. Verify if the driver is installed and loaded using command:

$ sudo dkms status

If the TP-Link AC600 WiFi USB adapter is installed, you will see the following output:

Connect the new device for internet.

8812au,, 5.11.15-1-default, x86_64: installed
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