Need help install BrosTrend AC1200 wifi adapter

I can't find the proper driver/get a driver to install for this thing. I'm pretty sure I need the R8169 driver but whenever I install it I get an error message. Here's my results for inxi -Fxxxz

\System: Host: The-Secret-Library Kernel: 5.4.40-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: Gnome 3.36.2
wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 3.34.1 Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine: Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product: B360M-DS3H v: N/A serial:
Mobo: Gigabyte model: B360M DS3H v: x.x serial: UEFI: American Megatrends v: F3 date: 03/01/2018
CPU: Topology: 6-Core model: Intel Core i5-8400 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Kaby Lake rev: A L2 cache: 9216 KiB
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 33613
Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/4000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800
Graphics: Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Navi 10 [Radeon RX 5600 OEM/5600 XT / 5700/5700 XT] vendor: Gigabyte
driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 1002:731f
Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.8 driver: amdgpu compositor: gnome-shell resolution:
OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (NAVI10 DRM 3.35.0 5.4.40-1-MANJARO LLVM 10.0.0) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.0.6
direct render: Yes
Audio: Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3
chip ID: 8086:a348
Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Navi 10 HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 03:00.1
chip ID: 1002:ab38
Device-3: Texas Instruments PCM2902 Audio Codec type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus ID: 1-1:2
chip ID: 08bb:2902
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.40-1-MANJARO
Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169 v: kernel
port: 3000 bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168
IF: enp4s0 state: down mac:
IF-ID-1: enp0s20f0u3 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac:
Drives: Local Storage: total: 2.51 TiB used: 276.33 GiB (10.8%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Silicon Power model: SPCC Solid State Disk size: 238.47 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial:
rev: 61.2 scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD20EZRZ-00Z5HB0 size: 1.82 TiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm
serial: rev: 0A80 scheme: MBR
ID-3: /dev/sdc type: USB vendor: Seagate model: ST9500325AS size: 465.76 GiB rotation: 5400 rpm serial:
rev: 102E scheme: MBR
Partition: ID-1: / size: 233.43 GiB used: 52.29 GiB (22.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 0
Info: Processes: 241 Uptime: 6m Memory: 7.71 GiB used: 1.48 GiB (19.2%) Init: systemd v: 245 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0
Shell: bash v: 5.0.16 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.37

And here's what I get with lsmod

Module Size Used by
rndis_host 20480 0
cdc_ether 24576 1 rndis_host
usbnet 49152 2 rndis_host,cdc_ether
mii 16384 1 usbnet
fuse 139264 5
rfcomm 90112 16
squashfs 69632 0
loop 40960 0
cmac 16384 3
algif_hash 16384 1
algif_skcipher 16384 1
af_alg 28672 6 algif_hash,algif_skcipher
bnep 28672 2
nls_iso8859_1 16384 1
nls_cp437 20480 1
vfat 24576 1
fat 86016 1 vfat
btusb 65536 0
btrtl 24576 1 btusb
btbcm 16384 1 btusb
btintel 28672 1 btusb
bluetooth 671744 43 btrtl,btintel,btbcm,bnep,btusb,rfcomm
snd_usb_audio 299008 1
snd_usbmidi_lib 40960 1 snd_usb_audio
ecdh_generic 16384 2 bluetooth
snd_rawmidi 45056 1 snd_usbmidi_lib
rfkill 28672 5 bluetooth
ecc 32768 1 ecdh_generic
snd_seq_device 16384 1 snd_rawmidi
mc 61440 1 snd_usb_audio
input_leds 16384 0
mousedev 24576 0
joydev 28672 0
snd_sof_pci 20480 0
snd_sof_intel_byt 20480 1 snd_sof_pci
snd_sof_intel_ipc 20480 1 snd_sof_intel_byt
intel_rapl_msr 20480 0
snd_sof_xtensa_dsp 16384 1 snd_sof_pci
intel_rapl_common 28672 1 intel_rapl_msr
snd_sof_intel_hda_common 73728 1 snd_sof_pci
snd_soc_hdac_hda 24576 1 snd_sof_intel_hda_common
snd_sof_intel_hda 20480 1 snd_sof_intel_hda_common
snd_sof 118784 4 snd_sof_pci,snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_sof_intel_byt,snd_sof_intel_ipc
iTCO_wdt 16384 0
iTCO_vendor_support 16384 1 iTCO_wdt
mei_hdcp 24576 0
ppdev 24576 0
snd_soc_skl 180224 0
wmi_bmof 16384 0
snd_soc_sst_ipc 20480 1 snd_soc_skl
snd_soc_sst_dsp 40960 1 snd_soc_skl
x86_pkg_temp_thermal 20480 0
snd_hda_ext_core 32768 4 snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_soc_hdac_hda,snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_intel_hda
intel_powerclamp 20480 0
snd_soc_acpi_intel_match 32768 3 snd_sof_pci,snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_soc_skl
coretemp 20480 0
amdgpu 5136384 15
snd_hda_codec_realtek 131072 1
snd_soc_acpi 16384 3 snd_sof_pci,snd_soc_acpi_intel_match,snd_soc_skl
kvm_intel 323584 0
snd_hda_codec_generic 94208 1 snd_hda_codec_realtek
snd_soc_core 290816 4 snd_sof,snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_soc_hdac_hda,snd_soc_skl
ledtrig_audio 16384 2 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_realtek
kvm 798720 1 kvm_intel
irqbypass 16384 1 kvm
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 73728 1
snd_compress 28672 1 snd_soc_core
ac97_bus 16384 1 snd_soc_core
intel_cstate 16384 0
snd_pcm_dmaengine 16384 1 snd_soc_core
intel_uncore 147456 0
snd_hda_intel 57344 4
intel_rapl_perf 16384 0
snd_intel_nhlt 20480 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_soc_skl
pcspkr 16384 0
r8169 98304 0
snd_hda_codec 155648 5 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_soc_hdac_hda
gpu_sched 36864 1 amdgpu
realtek 24576 1
i2c_i801 36864 0
i2c_algo_bit 16384 1 amdgpu
libphy 102400 2 r8169,realtek
snd_hda_core 102400 10 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_ext_core,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_soc_hdac_hda,snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_intel_hda
ttm 122880 1 amdgpu
snd_hwdep 16384 2 snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 135168 10 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_codec,snd_sof,snd_sof_intel_hda_common,snd_soc_core,snd_soc_skl,snd_hda_core,snd_pcm_dmaengine
drm_kms_helper 217088 1 amdgpu
snd_timer 40960 1 snd_pcm
snd 106496 24 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_seq_device,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hwdep,snd_hda_intel,snd_usb_audio,snd_usbmidi_lib,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_timer,snd_compress,snd_soc_core,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi
mei_me 45056 1
syscopyarea 16384 1 drm_kms_helper
mei 122880 3 mei_hdcp,mei_me
sysfillrect 16384 1 drm_kms_helper
sysimgblt 16384 1 drm_kms_helper
soundcore 16384 1 snd
fb_sys_fops 16384 1 drm_kms_helper
intel_pch_thermal 16384 0
ie31200_edac 16384 0
parport_pc 53248 0
wmi 36864 1 wmi_bmof
parport 61440 2 parport_pc,ppdev
evdev 24576 16
mac_hid 16384 0
drm 520192 7 gpu_sched,drm_kms_helper,amdgpu,ttm
uinput 20480 0
crypto_user 16384 0
agpgart 53248 2 ttm,drm
ip_tables 36864 0
x_tables 49152 1 ip_tables
ext4 786432 1
crc32c_generic 16384 0
crc16 16384 2 bluetooth,ext4
mbcache 16384 1 ext4
jbd2 135168 1 ext4
uas 32768 0
usb_storage 81920 2 uas
dm_crypt 53248 1
dm_mod 159744 3 dm_crypt
hid_generic 16384 0
usbhid 65536 0
hid 143360 2 usbhid,hid_generic
sd_mod 57344 5
crct10dif_pclmul 16384 1
crc32_pclmul 16384 0
crc32c_intel 24576 2
ghash_clmulni_intel 16384 0
ahci 40960 2
libahci 40960 1 ahci
aesni_intel 372736 6
libata 278528 2 libahci,ahci
crypto_simd 16384 1 aesni_intel
xhci_pci 20480 0
cryptd 24576 4 crypto_simd,ghash_clmulni_intel
glue_helper 16384 1 aesni_intel
xhci_hcd 282624 1 xhci_pci
scsi_mod 249856 4 sd_mod,usb_storage,uas,libata

So does anyone know how to help? Thank you

No, that is your Ethernet adapter.

Please post the output of lsusb while your wifi dongle is connected (at boot time).

Oh wow so I was really barking up the wrong tree lol. Here is the output of lsusb

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 19ff:0239 Dynex BCM20702A0
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0bc2:2500 Seagate RSS LLC BA PS 110
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0c45:7603 Microdia USB Keyboard
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04e8:6863 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd Galaxy series, misc. (tethering mode)
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1b1c:1b2e Corsair Corsair Gaming M65 Pro RGB Mouse
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 08bb:2902 Texas Instruments PCM2902 Audio Codec
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

The adapter is not showing up in your outputs. That is rather odd. There have been bug reports filed on your Gigabyte mobo in the past. Please switch to a USB 2 port on the back of your computer if using one of your USB 3 ports.

Did you just buy this adapter?

How long have you had Manjaro installed?

It may be this thread may help you:

Be sure to install the linux headers before installing the driver.

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Got it today! I've been using Manjaro for years but this is a fairly fresh install. Maybe a month old if even that. I've checked that thread out but the driver wasn't helping. will try again though.

Edit: Still not working BUT I just changed where it's plugged in and now my lsusb

Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0bda:b812 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 802.11ac NIC

listed

I don't know what happened but it suddenly worked! I installed the rtl88x2bu-dkms-git driver which didn't work before but did this time. For anyone else who has this issue i say try that driver, and to find out definitively what your chipset is (cause that's why I tried this driver again) go here https://deviwiki.com/wiki/Realtek_RTL8812BU_USB_Module

Look at the device ID from lsusb and identify the chipset from there. For me it was RTL8812BU.

Thanks also tbg! You helped me a lot. Have a nice day!

Glad to help.

However, just FYI it's considered tacky to simply apply the information another provided you with on the forum and then go crediting yourself with the solution. That's just poor form.

Regardless, I'm glad your adapter is working now.

Oh I'm so sorry!! It's my first time posting so I didn't know. Thank you for all your help!

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You're very welcome, glad that fixed you up.

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