Linux : How to install driver for 600Mbps Dual Band Wifi USB Adapter

Bought this 600Mbps Dual Band 2.4G / 5G Hz Wireless Lan USB PC WiFi Adapter 802.11AC from Lazada and found out that the accompanying CD-ROM does not provide ANY DRIVER AT ALL for Linux. There are two folders under the /Linux directory, but the trouble is that under the both /driver directories ... there is no single file to execute or view at all. This explained why attempts to execute the ./ script will fail.

Fortunately, the names of the directories provided clue to which the hardware chipset is and after Googling for RTL8821CU, I found this driver on

Follow the instructions at and it should install the driver for your Linux box. You may need to reboot after installation to get the driver working.

Hope this helps!

  See also : Linux : How to set root password in Linux Mint

By Adam Ng

IF you gain some knowledge or the information here solved your programming problem. Please consider donating to the less fortunate or some charities that you like. Apart from donation, planting trees, volunteering or reducing your carbon footprint will be great too.