No WiFi - How do I replicate these steps in Ubuntu MATE terminal?

Hi! I am new to Ubuntu MATE but I have no WiFI option. These instructions fixed my issue in Cinnamon Mint. How do I replicate them in Ubuntu MATE? Thanks!

Realtek RTL8821CE chipset

a. Ensure that you have temporary internet access by other means.

b. Launch a terminal window.

mokutil --sb-state

Press Enter. If it reports that Secure Boot is enabled: reboot and disable Secure Boot in the BIOS.

sudo apt-get install git dkms build-essential

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

cd rtl8821ce

sudo ./dkms-install.sh

e. Reboot your computer.

Hello,
AFAIK, mokutil is not installed in UM by default. As to the remaining commands, they should work in UM unaltered.

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Welcome! The good news is that Ubuntu MATE and Cinnamon Mint are very familiar with terminal commands as they both based on Ubuntu.

Instead of running a command, check the BIOS setup whether Secure Boot is enabled or not. If you've disabled it previously when using Cinnamon Mint, it should still be disabled.

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