Howto: Raspberry Pi 3 + Realtek 802.11ac (rtl8812au)

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  • 11. June 2016 at 23:35 #20661

    Hello there,

    just installed today max2play on my Raspberry Pi 3 with the Wifi adapter D-Link DWA-182 (Version C) which includes the rt8812au chipset. The module itself is not included in the default max2play images, but after a few steps its ready:

    Note: Make sure you have extended the space on your sd card because we need some extra space.

    1. Login via ssh onto your max2play device and execute the following steps

    2. Download rpi-source [1]
    sudo wget -O /usr/bin/rpi-source && sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/rpi-source && /usr/bin/rpi-source -q --tag-update

    3. Install bc (required by rpi-source)
    sudo apt-get install bc

    4. Run rpi-source to get the required kernel headers

    5. Get the rtl8812au module sources from github [2]
    git clone

    6. Change into the rtl8812au directory and edit the Makefile with vi to match following snippet



    7. Run make and install the module
    sudo insmod 8812au.ko
    sudo cp 8812au.ko /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
    sudo depmod

    8. Disable the integrated wifi chip [3]
    Add the following lines to the file /etc/modprobe.d/raspi-blacklist.conf (if it not exists, then create it)

    blacklist brcmfmac
    blacklist brcmutil

    9. Reboote
    Now the wifi settings can be setup in the wifi tab in the max2play ui.

    Maybe the module could be included in the next versions of max2play (and also the ability to deactive the integrated wifi chip)? ­čÖé



    14. June 2016 at 12:42 #20668

    Great Howto, Adam!
    Thanks for contributing this instruction to our community, I’m sure it will help others using this WiFi dongle. We will consider including it in a future release of Max2Play.

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