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Realtek RTL8821CE wifi chip not detected

If your RTL8821CE wifi chip is not detected you will need to install a driver for it. To do so, open a terminal and run the following commands, one at a time, then reboot:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall git dkms build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)

git clone https://github.com/tomaspinho/rtl8821ce

cd rtl8821ce

chmod +x dkms-install.sh && chmod +x dkms-remove.sh

sudo ./dkms-install.sh

To update the driver to the latest version you must remove it and reinstall. Delete the rtl8221ce directory if it exists then run the following commands in a terminal, one at a time, then reboot:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall git dkms build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)

git clone https://github.com/tomaspinho/rtl8821ce

cd rtl8821ce

chmod +x dkms-install.sh && chmod +x dkms-remove.sh

sudo ./dkms-remove.sh

sudo ./dkms-install.sh

To remove the driver:

cd rtl8821ce

sudo ./dkms-remove.sh

(Thanks to junoluna for originally posting these instructions in the forum.)

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