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 shutdown -r now

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

wget http://www.fars-robotics.net/install-wifi.tar.gz

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

1. Rob says:

Hi I’ve also been using this driver, but notice it’s no longer available. and this version doesn’t work for kernel version 4.4.50-v7+
Have you had any luck finding a version that works?

• Sean says:

Hi Rob. Thanks for your comment, yes I see that the link no longer works. A bit of research later and I think I’ve got a new version. The script is available at:

http://www.fars-robotics.net/install-wifi.tar.gz

As far as I can tell updates to the Dropbox URLs caused the mix up. Hopefully if you run the script from the above you should find a working version.
Let me know how you get on.

Thanks,
Sean.

• Josh says:

Hi Sean,

I am trying to do the same thing as Rob, but when I run the updated install-wifi script, I get the following output:

Your current kernel revision = 4.4.50+
Your current kernel build = #970

Checking for a wifi module to determine the driver to install.

Your wifi module is Bus 001 Device 005: ID 2357:0101

And it uses the 8812au driver.

Checking for a new 8812au wifi driver module for your current kernel.
A driver does not yet exist for this update.

• Sean says:

Try this one:

http://www.fars-robotics.net/8812au-4.4.50-970.tar.gz

That should meet your kernel version and build. If that doesn’t work let me know the output of:

uname -a

• Josh says:

Awesome, after changing the driver to 8812au, it works great. Thanks for the help!