I've always used this adapter in my Windows installation since it has a lot of range and I'm far away from my router.
When using Linux it never works out of the box. This is one of the reasons I liked using FreeBSD so much, it worked from the beginning (even in the installer).
I've recently switched to Arch for my main desktop and I wanted to document how I got this working.
Make installing from AUR a bit easier
yay. I am new to Arch so I cannot tell if this is a good practice. This binary makes installing from the AUR repository a bit easier.
More info here.
Install necessary packages
Git of course.
pacman -S git
Basic tools to build packages.
pacman -S base-devel
In my installation i needed to install
linux-headers. Found out thanks to this issue.
yay -S linux-headers
Install the driver
Install dkms driver!!
yay -S rtl88xxau-aircrack-dkms-git .
I'll leave here some neat commands for testing if this worked out.
Will show all interfaces.
Will help you connect to a WiFi network.