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Old 10-01-2018, 07:28 PM   #1
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Unhappy Install a new wifi dongle driver


I try to install a new driver for Asus USB-AC55. I've downloaded the driver from the Asus web site, however when I open it there is no instruction for install. The package is DR_USB_AC55_Linux.zip. I have no idea what to do with the file. In the Zip file there is a tar.gz file which I opened but found no instruction in it. Please help.
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Old 10-01-2018, 07:41 PM   #2
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Hi & Welcome to LQ.-

Use the tar command to untar the tar.gz. Make sure you are in the directory where the tar is.

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tar xvf name of tar.gz
Press Enter.

Once the tar is untarred there should be a 'ReadMe' or 'Install' file for instructions on how to install the driver.
 
Old 10-02-2018, 04:32 AM   #3
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Hi, and thanks for the welcome. I've done the tar thing, but there is no instruction file was found. That was my question what to do if there is no "readme" or "install" instruction.

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Old 10-02-2018, 04:58 AM   #4
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Can you post link to DR_USB_AC55_Linux.zip? Can you find Mafile?
 
Old 10-02-2018, 05:57 AM   #5
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I don't know what is Mafile.
It is a 19mb file from Asus. Here's the link:
https://www.asus.com/us/Networking/U...Desk_Download/

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Old 10-02-2018, 06:05 AM   #6
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I don't know what is Mafile.
I think that's a mis-spelling for Makefile. An installation tarball should contain a file of that name.
 
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there is a RTL88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.2.4.3_24934.20171101_COEX20171012-5044.tar.gz inside the dowloaded file, and the mentioned Makefile can be found inside that.
So you need to extract it. I still could not find installation instructions, probably a make all && sudo make install will do the job.
 
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Old 10-02-2018, 06:29 AM   #8
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Thank you all for the replies. I will try to make all && make install as a superuser in Pclinuxos(That is my favourite distro.)
 
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I think that's a mis-spelling for Makefile. An installation tarball should contain a file of that name.
Yes, I meant Makefile, sorry
 
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Hi, and thanks for the welcome. I've done the tar thing, but there is no instruction file was found. That was my question what to do if there is no "readme" or "install" instruction.
Generally it's:

./configure
make and
make install (as root)
 
  


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