Happy New Year to Everyone in the Garuda Linux Community!
I am new to linux and CLI. I am not able to find instructions on how to install network drivers for the TP Link's Archer AC1300. The support documents have instructions only for certain distributions of linux (couldn't find Arch linux in there).
And here is the Support documents link (TP Link website): Click Here
I do have a native WiFi card on my laptop which was recognized and works flawlessly out of the box, but it's slow. I want to use the TP Link wireless adapter as it offers better range and speeds. On Windows 10, it's recognized as soon as I plug it in and am able to select which wifi card I want to use. ( Ihad windows 10 previously installed on this machine; and no, I don't have dual boot; Garuda Linux is the only OS I am using.)
I tried to use these instructions to see if the wireless adapter is recognized. No, it wasn't showing up.
So then, I assume this information is about your older internal Intel wifi adapter. Can you disable this internal adapter in your bios? If so, I would download and install the proper driver and an older LTS kernel and then disable the internal adapter via the bios (if possible).
Download and install an older LTS kernel:
sudo pacman -Syu linux-lts linux-lts-headers
After the updates and the LTS kernel is installed reboot.
At the advanced grub boot screen switch to the LTS kernel.
Once booted into the LTS kernel install this driver from the AUR:
tbg: Thank you for all the help, I really appreciate it. Being relatively new to Linux and that too Arch, I'm going to refrain myself from going through the pains of making the AC1300 work. I was hoping it would be much easier TBH. I'll revisit this 'project', which it is now, at later date. Also, I need to do some reading on What GRUB is.
@anon4516988, That driver is listed as out of date. It may work on the LTS kernel, but I would try the one I recommended first.
This is really no big deal. I asked you to install the lts kernel because it is more likely to work with your driver. However that may not be required. You should always have a fallback kernel installed regardless.
The kernel and driver install is all of 5 minutes work. Its really not a big deal.