Just spent several hours trying to get this thing working in Linux using the vendor provided drivers on the disk. Problem is, the second you try to plug the adapter in, Network Manager freezes up along with any networking related command in terminal. So.... Got to digging and found this is due to a borked instruction set in the drivers. Fortunately, there's an open source version of the latest driver set which works just fine. Code: sudo apt-get install git git clone https://github.com/gnab/rtl8812au.git cd rtl8812au make sudo make install sudo modprobe -r rtl8812au sudo modprobe 8812au Plug the adapter in and VOILA! Mint sees both the internal and external wifi. Select the one you wish to use and you're off to the races. I'll eventually find a source for the Intel internal cards that supports 802.11ac, but for now, this external adapter is working rather well.