Package Details: rtl88xxau-aircrack-dkms-git r1164.b8167e6-1

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Package Base: rtl88xxau-aircrack-dkms-git
Description: Aircrack-ng kernel module for Realtek 88XXau (USB adapters only) network cards (8811au, 8812au and 8821au chipsets) with monitor mode and injection support
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Keywords: 8811au 8812au 8821au aircrack dkms driver injection rtl8811au rtl8812au rtl8821au rtl88xx wireless
Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: rtl8812au-aircrack-dkms-git, rtl8812au-dkms-git, rtl8812au-inject-dkms-git, rtl8814au-dkms-git, rtl8821au-dkms-git
Submitter: iyanmv
Maintainer: iyanmv
Last Packager: iyanmv
Votes: 42
Popularity: 0.59
First Submitted: 2019-01-29 20:43
Last Updated: 2021-06-28 15:26

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iyanmv commented on 2020-11-10 17:40

8814au chipset support is turned off in this driver. Please use this package instead. Also, if you plan to use both packages at the same time, make sure that you have an up-to-date package.

iyanmv commented on 2020-01-10 16:02

This package now forces to use the branch v5.6.4.2 (the one that works better for me), which is the default one in the remote repository although they still mention branch v5.3.4 as the stable one. If you have any issues, please leave a comment, and also tried to change the branch in the source array. For example, change it to:


Read the to learn how to set your interface in monitor mode (and other things).

Important: Use ip and iw instead of ifconfig and iwconfig

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jpegxguy commented on 2019-07-11 17:19

@peterpan4, It can be handled in the PKGBUILD conditionally with an ARCH variable or something. But indeed I've basically been using your way up until now

peterpan4 commented on 2019-06-29 00:25

Here is how I build this package under Arch Linux ARM disabling the randomized MAC address. Not sure if the process can be streamlined somehow.

tar xzfv rtl88xxau-aircrack-dkms-git.tar.gz
cd rtl88xxau-aircrack-dkms-git
makepkg -Aos  # fetch sources and deps without installing

vim src/rtl88xxau*/Makefile  # change the following lines:

vim src/rtl88xxau/core/rtw_ieee80211.c  # change this line:

makepkg -Aeif  # compile and install without re-downloading the source

iyanmv commented on 2019-05-27 21:56

There is a new branch (v5.6.4):

But still a lot of work to do... I'll keep an eye on it!

iyanmv commented on 2019-04-22 22:29

Upstream they have changed the default branch to v5.3.4. I'll edit PKGBUILD so it uses that from now on. If you have any issues, please leave a comment. You can use previous branch by editing line 18 in the PKGBUILD.

matthjes commented on 2019-04-09 18:08

Sorry, this is not the correct driver, my mistake. I finally found out that the ID is 0bda:b812, which, according to this site ( means that the chipset is RTL8812bu.

iyanmv commented on 2019-04-08 12:14

@matthjes try first to use the branch I suggest, it is still more active in the repo. Be sure that you are using this driver and not the previous one you installed. If it fails, then try the other branch.

Also, be sure to connect your card to a USB 3 port. My card, for example, also fails if I connect it to a USB 2 port.

matthjes commented on 2019-04-08 06:02

@iyanmv Hm, interesting. I've first used this package: As I was experiencing problems with my adapter, I uninstalled this package and installed the one from aircrack. This did not help, so I followed the advice from jgegxguy and used yay -G to download the package, then changed the branch and installed this version, without luck. It seems like I'm still using the other driver, which is strange. I have to look into this.

iyanmv commented on 2019-04-07 19:53

@matthjes Are you sure you are using this PKGBUILD? In the logs I read "rtl88x2bu v5.3.1_27678.20180430_COEX20180427-5959" :S

jpegxguy commented on 2019-04-07 16:03

@matthjes Try using branch 5.3.4 as well. You can do this by changing #branch=v5.2.20 to #branch=v5.3.4 in the sources matrix of the PKGBUILD

That said, it does sound like upstream issue. You'll get better help here

matthjes commented on 2019-04-07 15:33

I have the following problem: I can install the driver without problems, my USB wifi adapter gets recognized and I can establish a connection. However, after some minutes the adapter disappears. With dmesg I can see the following enries:

WARN rtw_halmac_poweron: Power state abnormal, try to recover...OK ERROR _halmac_reg_write_16: I/O FAIL! ERROR [HALMAC][ERR]bcn valid!! [17589.156758] RTW: ERROR [HALMAC][ERR]dl rsvd page!! [17589.156758] RTW: ERROR [HALMAC][ERR]send fw pkt!! [17589.659026] RTW: ERROR download_fw: download firmware FAIL! status=0x66

Here is the output: