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Bug#867519: firmware-realtek: Add support for the rtl8812au/rtl8814au 802.11ac devices (already packaged in Ubuntu, Kali Linux)

Package: firmware-realtek
Version: 20161130-3
Severity: wishlist

Dear Maintainer,

Please provide support for the rtl8812au (802.11ac 2x2) and rtl8814au (802.11ac
3x3 MIMO) devices. Drivers for this hardware is provided by:
https://github.com/astsam/rtl8812au. These drivers are already packaged in
Ubuntu since 16.04 LTS (and derivatives) as well as Kali Linux 2017.1 [3],[4].
There are relatively few 802.11ac USB adapters on the market and many of the
available devices appear to use this chipset. You can provide some examples of
hardware using this chipset here [5].  In my case, I am using an Edimax Edimax
EW-7822UAC (Bus 003 Device 023: ID 7392:a822 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd). The
COMFAST CF-917AC is an example of the faster rtl18814au hardware[6].

[3] https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=rtl8812au-dkms
[4] https://www.kali.org/news/kali-linux-20171-release/ and
[5] https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/AC1200_Wireless_Adapters
[6] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B75MHR0

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

firmware-realtek depends on no packages.

firmware-realtek recommends no packages.

Versions of packages firmware-realtek suggests:
ii  initramfs-tools  0.130

-- no debconf information

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