For some reason this is one big blind spot for Ubuntu and the like, getting these dongles to work is a pain:
- On Ubuntu 14.04, I got the DWA-182 working by installing drivers. It uses the rtl8812au driver and you have to modprobe that in actually find a repo by abperiasamy to make it work.
- 802.11n adapters. For slower speeds, go to Penguin and they actually test, but they don’t have 802.11ac drivers.
- Wireless Shack reports that the TP-Link Archer 4U also works, it has the same rt8812au driver.
There are raspberry pi instructions in the git repo and the Ubuntu 16.04 ones seem to require some magic as well.