How to Install the Edimax AC600 Wireless Driver for the Raspberry Pi

I use an Edimax AC600 series USB wireless device for my raspberry pi. Here is the easy way to install the driver for it. 

These easy instructions are only possible thanks to the amazing effort by MrEngman on raspberrypi.org who has worked tirelessly to make the driver for us!

Make sure your Pi is up-to-date and then restart the Pi:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get shutdown -r now

Now download a script to automatically work out the correct driver version:

wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/install-wifi.tar.gz

Extract the downloaded file:

tar -xzf install-wifi.tar.gz

Run the script to make sure there is a suitable version of the driver:

./install-wifi -c

This will then tell you (a) if there is a driver and (b) its name. In my example the driver was ‘8812au’ so then I download and install the driver using:

./install-wifi 8812au

Finally reboot the Pi and hey presto, you’re done!

sudo shutdown -r now
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