WiFi USB Adapter Drivers (OSX/Mac, Linux, and Windows)

After purchasing a Wireless Dual Band adapter from Amazon and trying to use it on my Mac, I ran into the issue of having no CD drive to get the drivers onto my 2015 Macbook Pro. Thankfully, the seller was quick to respond and provide a digital file with the relevant drivers.

These drivers were provided to me specifically for this product:
1200Mbps USB Wifi Adapter YOTECE Wireless Dual Band (2.4G/300Mbps+5G/867Mbps) Network wifi 3.0 Antenna Dongle Adapter for WIN 7 /8 / 8.1 /10 Mac OS X 10.7-10.12.4

They will work with Realtek based USB wifi adapters – which is most of the devices on the market.

A note for linux users: More recent versions of Linux (Linux 18, Ubuntu 16) may have trouble using the provided driver. For Ubuntu users, the set of commands below has lead others to successful use of the adapter. Other linux users, please share your successes or problems with the driver.
sudo apt purge rtl8812au-dkms
sudo apt install git
git clone https://github.com/gnab/rtl8812au.git
sudo cp -r rtl8812au /usr/src/rtl8812au-4.2.2
sudo dkms add -m rtl8812au -v 4.2.2
sudo dkms build -m rtl8812au -v 4.2.2
sudo dkms install -m rtl8812au -v 4.2.2

You should have luck using the attached drivers for any of the following devices with 150Mbps,300Mbps, 600Mbps, 900Mbps. Both 2.4 & 5GHz and AC300, AC600, AC900, AC1200+. 802.11ac / 802.11b / 802.11g / 802.11c devices should be good.

  • ANEWKODI 600Mbps Dual Band
  • Wsky Wireless USB Wifi Adapter –  Dual Band
  • EDUP Wireless Usb Adapter 5.8GHz/2.4GHz Dual Band
  • USBNOVEL Dual Band 2.4G / 5G Wireless Wifi Dongle Network Card
  • FayTun USB Wifi Adapter
  • ANEWISH USB Wifi Adapter Dual Band 5G.8/2.4G
  • Edimax EW-7811Un Wi-Fi USB Adapter
  • WIFOX Wifi Adapter
  • OURLINK 300mbps Mini USB Adapter,
  • Rocketek 300Mbps Wireless Network Lan Card Adapter
  • USB Wifi Adapter, LESVIEO 600Mbps Wireless Adapter Wireless Network Adapter MiniUSB
  • BrosTrend 1200Mbps Long Range USB WiFi Adapter;
  • YOTECE USB Wifi Adapter
  • NET-DYN
  • USBNovel USB Dongle
  • MSRM US310 Wireless Extender Rotatable USB WiFi Repeater
  • Autley USB Wifi Adapter 802.11ac USB Wireless Adapter
  • SUMGOTT Wifi Adapter USB Wireless Dongle Dual Band
  • ASUS USB-AC53 Nano USB WiFi Adapter Dual-Band
  • Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Wi-Fi USB Adapter (A7000-10000S)
  • ANEWISH USB Wifi Adapter Dual Band
  • DIZA100 Mini Wireless USB Wi-Fi Adapter
  • Panda Wireless N USB Adapter
  • Rhorawill Wireless Wifi Dual Band 2.4G/5.8G USB Adapter
  • VKAKA USB Wifi Adapter
  • MSRM WA912 Wireless USB WiFi Adapter

 

Be prepared to restart your computer after installing the drivers.

22 thoughts on “WiFi USB Adapter Drivers (OSX/Mac, Linux, and Windows)”

  1. Awesome! I have a ANEWKODI 600Mbps USB Wifi Adapter that is working correctly now! Before I let windows 10 find the drivers for me. This would result in the dongle failing and dropping connections. With these drivers it’s A-OK! Thanks!!!!

  2. why are they downloading as zip.part files? I only need the lunix driver however, i cant unzip and all instructions state to redownload and get the whole zip. Do you have a complete zip or a single non part linux driver?

    1. All the files are complete zip files. If you’re seeing a .part, perhaps your browser is having trouble downloading it. You could download it with the command wget 'https://rehmann.co/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/RTL88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.1.7_19806.zip' or try another browser.

  3. Installed this drive on OS X High Sierra and it no longer boots, gets hung during the apple logo/black screen progress bar.

    1. That’s awful, I’ll update the post with a warning. I’m running this exact driver on my OSX Sierra Machine. Have you contacted the manufacturer directly for a driver for your device?

    2. its highly unlikely a mac going black screen cuz of a driver, one thing i do give mac’s props for, is there hard too get bugs, infections, Ect..i just can’t believe its cuz of this driver+should of went to Realtek’s website, to get the driver, don’t you Research.

      1. This Mac driver works fine for me on several hack PCs with High Sierra 10.13.4 installed. It seems faster to connect than the older version I received from the manufacturer of my adapter (CSL AC1200 wireless adapter). I found it also worked well with the TP-Link Archer T4U V2 AC1300 wireless adapter.

        On Windows 10 this driver also works much better than the default Win10 driver. With the default driver it showed 867Mbps but only transferred data at 7Mbps – after installing this driver I was getting 300Mbps actual transfer rate.

        1. Can confirm that the driver works fine on my Mac Pro 4,1 (2008) 10.13.4 High Sierra (fresh install; bit of a hack though since Apple does not officially allow installing High Sierra on a 4,1 model)

  4. I am trying to install this driver on Ubuntu Linux. However, to install the Wifi Direct User Interface, the install.sh file references files that are not included in the driver. I am currently searching for a way to get my adapter working, so far I have nothing.

  5. i get error message when i install on Linux Ubuntu 16.04.
    but it worked on Linux Ubuntu 14.04

  6. I am using Linux 18.3. I am totally unable to get any driver to install. I just received a Wsky 1200mbps adapter today with an auto run driver disc. Can’t get Linux to auto run. I downloaded your driver but it want install for me. Any advice? New to Linux.

  7. I received a card in the mail. 5.8HZ 2.4GHz 433/150Mbps I have a widows 10 followed directions but no connection using hot spot on my cell. Is this comparable with a 32 bit. Or just a 64. I have exhausted my options.

  8. I use Windows X.

    I ordered a generic adapter with the Realtek 8812AU chip from a Shenzhen HuaiYu Technology Ltd in Ali Express.

    I downloaded and installed the one of the latest drivers, Version 25, along with the Realtek Wireless Utility.

    However, it could not detect any 5 Ghz wifi, and could not connect to any 2.4 Ghz networks which it detected.

    I thought maybe try an older driver, so downloaded yours here, Version 15, along with the wireless utility included.

    Still no change.

    The seller above won’t reply my queries and complaints and has totally ignored me. Very poor service.

    I wonder if your good knowledge and skills may help

  9. I use Windows X.

    I ordered a generic adapter with the Realtek 8812AU chip from a Shenzhen HuaiYu Technology Ltd in Ali Express.

    I downloaded and installed the one of the latest drivers, Version 25, along with the Realtek Wireless Utility.

    However, it could not detect any 5 Ghz wifi, and could not connect to any 2.4 Ghz networks which it detected.

    I thought maybe try an older driver, so downloaded yours here, Version 15, along with the wireless utility included.

    Still no change.

    The seller above won’t reply my queries and complaints and has totally ignored me. Very poor service.

    I wonder if your good knowledge and skills may help me ?

    On the internet, these Realtek chips, and their drivers, have an extremely poor reputation for connectivity and quality, especially the dual band ones.

    Just Google “Realtek Sucks”.

    The Wireless Utility seems to be very poorly designed and programmed compared to, for example, RaLink.

  10. Can someone help? Just finished building a new PC. I got the 1200AC Dual Band Wireless adapter for this reason. After downloading the drivers, the program shows an error message with “Sorry! We do not support this operation system!!”. In the drivers on this site, it states that windows 10 is compatible. Please help!

  11. Thank you! This worked flawlessly on Windows 8.1 machine with a USB Wireless adapter!

    Surprising that the first Google result actually helped solving the problem..

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