RTL8812BU TPLink adapter not in network preferences

Hooked in a TPLink A1300 which is a RTL8812BU chip, am on R1B4, do I need nightlies for this chip?

At the moment there is no difference between beta4 (which is just freshly released) and betas for driver support. So that will probably not change anything.

I think you have meant nightlies instead of betas.

Odd it doesn’t show up in preferences then, “listusb” listed the device properly though.

That just means there is currently no driver for it. Neither in nightlies nor in beta. You’ll have to write one yourself or wait for someone to do it.