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: 44
Popularity: 2.28
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

zebulon commented on 2019-01-29 19:52

@iyanmv: PKGBUILD rules state only lower case for names (see, so rtl88xxau-dkms-git. Now for the module name, you are free to keep 88XXau as in the original source. Thanks again for the work!

Edit: for the renaming part, you can use replaces= the old name to allow smooth transition.

iyanmv commented on 2019-01-29 19:48

@zebulon: Small detail: Do you suggest renaming to rtl88xxau-dkms-git or rtl88XXau-dkms-git?

iyanmv commented on 2019-01-29 19:34

@zebulon: I agree about the renaming thing. I will try to do it. Regarding the 5.3 vs 5.2 thing, I will need more time to try and test. And thanks for the info, I will contact him when I do that, sure.

zebulon commented on 2019-01-29 14:48

@iyanmv: personally this is not a problem. However user SeeLook has reported on the rtl8812au-dkms-git PKGBUILD page that he got better results with an rtl8814au adapter under 5.3.4 than 5.2 ("wakes up faster after suspend and led blinks") but of course this is up to you since I cannot test adapters other than my 8812au (and I do not use injection). You may want to contact him to see the specifics of his findings and decide from there. That said a PKGBUILD would easily be adapted to use either branch of the repository (the more important is to fix the ko module name to RTL88XX, etc.)

That said, what do you think about renaming the package to rtl88xxau-dkms-git? That would reflect the fact the driver supports several chipsets, and then we could add it as a choice in the Wifi page in the Wiki.

iyanmv commented on 2019-01-29 01:01

At the end, I couldn't go to sleep without giving it a try. For the moment, I will leave it in branch v5.2.20. Please, let me know if it works for you. I tried it with my Alpha AWUS036ACH and everything seems to work just fine, even the injection.

iyanmv commented on 2019-01-28 23:07

@zebulon: Hi! Yes, I saw you are maintaining the rtl8812au-dkms-git one. Unfortunately, injection does not work for me with that driver. Regarding the version, to be honest I still don't know. I need to understand the differences first and try them before taking a decision. Branch 5.2.20 looks more active than 5.3.4, isn't it.

I hope to have some free time tomorrow evening to try and update it ;)

zebulon commented on 2019-01-28 21:11

@iyanmv: thanks for taking care of this. As I wrote below, I maintain the "official" driver versions for every chipset.Do you intend to package 5.3.4 version?

iyanmv commented on 2019-01-28 11:45

My orphan request was accepted. I will try to update and fix the PKGBUILD in the following days.

zebulon commented on 2019-01-28 08:53

It looks this package has not been maintained for almost a year (but let's thank the original maintainer). I am maintaining in parallel rtl8812/14/21-dkms-git packages with "official" Realtek drivers, but would like to offer the aircrack 5.3.4 which looks properly maintained on Github by the excellent aircrack-ng team. It would also offer some cutting edge features to the users of the legacy ones. Since the aircrack 5.3.4 supports many drivers, how about an rtl88xxau-dkms-git AUR package? I could adopt this package, and if I am allowed rename it and use replaces="rtl8812au-aircrack-dkms-git" to have an rtl88xxau 5.3.4 driver.

jpegxguy commented on 2019-01-17 17:53

This PKGBUILD is out of date in other ways as well. there are newer branches now and the module is named 88XXau.ko AFAIK for example.