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11. June 2016 at 23:35 #20661
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 
sudo wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/notro/rpi-source/master/rpi-source -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 
git clone https://github.com/gnab/rtl8812au.git
6. Change into the rtl8812au directory and edit the Makefile with vi to match following snippet
CONFIG_PLATFORM_I386_PC = n
CONFIG_PLATFORM_ARM_RPI = y
7. Run make and install the module
sudo insmod 8812au.ko
sudo cp 8812au.ko /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
8. Disable the integrated wifi chip 
Add the following lines to the file /etc/modprobe.d/raspi-blacklist.conf (if it not exists, then create it)
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)? 🙂
Ressources19. June 2017 at 12:09 #29605
We are manufacturer of usb wifi adapter, one of our long range usb wifi adapter is integrated with the same Realtek RTL8812AU wifi chip.
We are looking for someone to write an installation manual for installing it on Raspberry PI. And we are willing to pay for this.
Are you interested in this? if yes, please kindly contact us by sending email at [email protected]
Your response is awaited.
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