TP-Link TX20U Plus support?


Recently purchased a TP-Link TX20U Plus;
Archer TX20U Plus | AX1800 Dual Antennas High Gain Wireless USB Adapter | TP-Link Malaysia
it is using the following chipset:
Realtek 8832AU

When I plugged it in it was identified (using "lsusb") as:

When googling it I found this:
(9) Archer TX20U Plus driver for Linux : TpLink (
which lead me to this:
GitHub - lwfinger/rtl8852au
which in turn made me download "usb-modeswitch"-package from the OpenWRT GUI.

After installing the package (and possible rebooting) it now identifies as:
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 2357:013f Realtek 802.11ac WLAN Adapter

Ok great but when running:
cat /sys/kernel/debug/usb/devices
among the output is:

T:  Bus=05 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=00 Cnt=01 Dev#=  2 Spd=480  MxCh= 0
D:  Ver= 2.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=2357 ProdID=013f Rev= 0.00
S:  Manufacturer=Realtek
S:  Product=802.11ac WLAN Adapter
S:  SerialNumber=<redacted>
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=e0 MxPwr=500mA
I:* If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 8 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=ff Prot=ff Driver=(none)
E:  Ad=84(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=05(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=06(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=07(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=09(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=0a(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=0b(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=0c(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms

So no driver is loaded.

According to this:
GitHub - lwfinger/rtl8852au
I need to build the driver, I am trying to figure out how to do this ON (when SSH:ed onto my OpenWRT device - NanoPi R4S) my OpenWRT.

Any pointers?

Best Regards - TheSwede86

not what you want to hear, but avoid Realtek, especially if your goal is an access point.