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Configuration of the TP-Link TL-WN725N WiFi card

Configure WiFi card TP-Link TL-WN725N for the system Raspbian

- Raspberry Pi

 

Network card TP-Link TL-WN725N version 2 does not have a default driver in the system Rasbpian. The files you need to download and install yourself. The whole operation is not complicated, takes only a few minutes. Below is a quick guide.

Installation of the system and start the WiFi on the Raspberry Pi.

You must select the appropriate drivers for your version of the operating system Raspbian:

To check the version of Linux you can issue the following command

 

uname-a

 

 


 

 

  • For the system Raspbian with kernel version 3.18.5

In this version, you must download and install the software, including to just call a single command:

 

sudo wget https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8188eu/raw/c83976d1dfb4793893158461430261562b3a5bf0/rtl8188eufw.bin -On /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8188eufw.bin

 

After rebooting the Raspberry Pi, the adapter should be properly installed. Network settings can be done through the app WiFiConfig, to which the label is by default on the desktop.

 

 


 

 

  • For the system Raspbian with kernel 3.18 below

You should find the right drivers on that page, download them and unpack by typing the commands:

wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-201xyyzz.tar.gz

tar-zxvf 8188eu-201xyyzz.tar.gz


In place xyyzz you must specify the appropriate version of software for your Linux.

 

The next step is to issue several commands in the console (icon on desktop):

sudo install-p-m 644 8188eu.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
sudo depmod -a

sudo modprobe 8188eu

After these steps, the card must be properly installed. Network settings can be done through the app WiFiConfig, to which the label is by default on the desktop.

If drivers are not compatible with the current version of the operating system will appear the message: ERROR: could not insert ’8188eu. Files, you can compile under this OS version, description of how to do this can be found on the forum Forobot.pl.

 

Under this Ares find instructions on the official forum of Raspberry Pi how to configure the card TP-Link TL-WN725N.