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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:05 pm

adr2 wrote:Hi MrEngman,

Could you please build your modules for the kernel 4.4.7-v7+ #876?

Thanks for your work.
I already have and the latest 4.4.7-v7 #877.



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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:30 pm

MrEngman wrote:
adr2 wrote:Hi MrEngman,

Could you please build your modules for the kernel 4.4.7-v7+ #876?

Thanks for your work.
I already have and the latest 4.4.7-v7 #877.



MrEngman
Hi MrEngman,

Thank you for your reply, I must be missing something as the latest I see for the Pi 2 is '4.1.21-v7+ #872, #873 - 8188eu-v7-20160406.tar.gz'. I tried replacing the link with dates between 07/04/2016 and 17/04/2016 without luck.

Thanks

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:58 pm

adr2 wrote:
MrEngman wrote:
adr2 wrote:Hi MrEngman,

Could you please build your modules for the kernel 4.4.7-v7+ #876?

Thanks for your work.
I already have and the latest 4.4.7-v7 #877.



MrEngman
Hi MrEngman,

Thank you for your reply, I must be missing something as the latest I see for the Pi 2 is '4.1.21-v7+ #872, #873 - 8188eu-v7-20160406.tar.gz'. I tried replacing the link with dates between 07/04/2016 and 17/04/2016 without luck.

Thanks
Try this

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-4.4.7-v7-876.tar.gz
tar xzf 8188eu-4.4.7-v7-876.tar.gz
./install.sh
If you update the kernel use uname -a to find the kernel version and build for the new version and update the filename in the commands above using the new kernel version and build to download and install the driver for the updated kernel.

I also have a new script which will automatically install the driver for several different drivers including the 8188eu using the above filename format.

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/install-wifi.tar.gz
tar xzf install-wifi.tar.gz
Use command

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./install-wifi -h
to get details on how to use it



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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 -4.4.8-v7+ #881

Tue May 03, 2016 10:53 am

Dear all,

Kindly help me..while updating latest firmware (4.4.8-v7) in RPI then TP Link wifi dongle signal level too low 2/100 i thnk need to update drivers so kindly send me the link to download updated driver for compiling with latest firmware..
Thanks in Advance
Jitendra
Last edited by jitendra43 on Wed May 04, 2016 12:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Wed May 04, 2016 12:24 pm

Hi EngMan,

Could you please build your modules for the kernel 4.4.8-v7+ #881 ????

Thanks in Advnace
Jitendra Yadav

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Wed May 04, 2016 1:00 pm

jitendra43 wrote:Hi EngMan,

Could you please build your modules for the kernel 4.4.8-v7+ #881 ????

Thanks in Advnace
Jitendra Yadav
The filename format has changed. Use uname -a to find kernel version and build and the wifi driver filename now uses them like 8188eu-kernel-build.tar.gz

For example if uname -a shows Linux raspberrypi 4.4.8-v7+ #881 SMP Sat Apr 30 12:16:50 BST 2016 armv7l GNU/Linux the file to download is 8188eu-4.4.8-v7-881.tar.gz.

Download and install using commands

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-4.4.8-v7-881.tar.gz
tar xzf 8188eu-4.4.8-v7-881.tar.gz
./install.sh
If you update the kernel version use uname -a to find the new kernel version and build and download the new driver using the new kernel version and build for the driver filename.

I have also made a script which will automatically install the right driver version if it is available. The script can be downloaded using

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/install-wifi.tar.gz
tar xzf install-wifi.tar.gz
Use command ./install-wifi -h for details on how you can use it to download or update the wifi driver.



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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Thu May 05, 2016 10:14 am

Hi MrEngMan,

Thank you so much for your quick reply and help dear...


Thanks
Jitendra Yadav

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Fri May 06, 2016 7:15 am

Hi Mr.EngMan,

Hope you are well.

Need your help as soon as possible, i have updated RPI with latest firmware(4.4.8-v7+ #881) and also updated driver for the same which link got from you and now all TP Link wifi adaptor is not working with my current updated RPI but Edimax is working...so kindly help me, how can i resolved this issues which is getting with TP Link always...

Thanks in advnace
Jitendra Yadav

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Fri May 06, 2016 9:54 am

jitendra43 wrote:Hi Mr.EngMan,

Hope you are well.

Need your help as soon as possible, i have updated RPI with latest firmware(4.4.8-v7+ #881) and also updated driver for the same which link got from you and now all TP Link wifi adaptor is not working with my current updated RPI but Edimax is working...so kindly help me, how can i resolved this issues which is getting with TP Link always...

Thanks in advnace
Jitendra Yadav
I assume you are trying to use the TP-Link TL-WN725N v2 wifi. You did not say which TP-Link wifi you used.

You can try and download the driver again to make sure it is correctly installed. If you download and install the driver using commands

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-4.4.8-v7-881.tar.gz
tar xzf 8188eu-4.4.8-v7-881.tar.gz
./install.sh
then the TP-Link TL-WN725N wifi should work OK if your kernel is 4.4.8-v7+ #881. The Pi's I use, 3B, 2x 2B with kernel 4.4.8-v7+ #881, work OK with the WN725N v2 wifi.

If you use the script I suggested in my previous post try command ./install-wifi 8188eu to install the driver, especially if you have more than one wifi connected to the Pi. The script uses command lsusb to find the wifi you use and if you have more than one wifi connected it will detect the first one from the lsusb command it uses to detect which wifi driver to install and so may not install the right driver for the wifi you want to use so telling it which wifi driver to download will install the correct driver.

Wifi can sometimes behave strangely. If you have installed the driver correctly and it does not work it might help if you shutdown the Pi and disconnect the power supply, wait a short time, and then reconnect the power supply and reboot.

If it still doesn't work then please post output from commands

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uname -a
lsusb
lsmod
cat /etc/network/interfaces
sudo cat /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Fri May 06, 2016 3:06 pm

For anyone using the 8188eu drivers I compile the drivers for 4.4.9-v7+ #883 and 4.4.9+ #883 are now available.

For a Pi where uname -a shows 4.4.9-v7+ #883 download and install using commands

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-4.4.9-v7-883.tar.gz
tar xzf 8188eu-4.4.9-v7-883.tar.gz
./install.sh
For a Pi where uname -a shows 4.4.9+ #883 download and install using commands

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-4.4.9-883.tar.gz
tar xzf 8188eu-4.4.9-883.tar.gz
./install.sh
Alternatively you can use my wifi install script

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/install-wifi.tar.gz
tar xzf install-wifi.tar.gz
./install-wifi -h
which will automatically determine the right version of driver to download for the kernel version you are using. Run command ./install-wifi -h for details on how to use it. This script will automatically determine the wifi you are using and search for the correct driver to download for the kernel version you are using. The script can also install wifi drivers for wifi modules using 8192eu, 8812au, mt7610 or mt7612 drivers.



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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Tue May 10, 2016 6:56 am

Hi MrEngMan,

Hope you are doing well.

I would like to inform you that after updating firmware 4.4.8-v7 or 4.4.9-7 along with their drivers in RPI 2 we are getting issue,not able to connect in AP Mode (Local Home Network) with TL-WN725N....I have tired too much with this issues since last 2 and 3 weeks.

Note: only getting issue with TP Link i don't know why, Kindly let me know how can i resolve this issue ASAP.

Your kind reply will be highly appreciated.

Thanks in Advance
Jitendra

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Tue May 10, 2016 9:46 am

If you want to use your Pi as an Access Point then take a look here.

I have it running at the moment after doing rpi-update to update to kernel 4.4.9-v7+ #884.


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Tue May 10, 2016 9:40 pm

MrEngman wrote:If you want to use your Pi as an Access Point then take a look here.

I have it running at the moment after doing rpi-update to update to kernel 4.4.9-v7+ #884.


MrEngman
Hello, I had to update rpi so I can use the new camera pi v2 , then the wiffi is not working , can you post me the drivers for kernel 4.4.9-v7+ #884.Please. Thank you

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Tue May 10, 2016 9:52 pm

marc bcn wrote:
MrEngman wrote:If you want to use your Pi as an Access Point then take a look here.

I have it running at the moment after doing rpi-update to update to kernel 4.4.9-v7+ #884.


MrEngman
Hello, I had to update rpi so I can use the new camera pi v2 , then the wiffi is not working , can you post me the drivers for kernel 4.4.9-v7+ #884.Please. Thank you
Try this

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-4.4.9-v7-884.tar.gz
tar xzf 8188eu-4.4.9-v7-884.tar.gz
./install.sh
Look at these posts about the filename format I now use and a script that can automatically install the right driver version.

viewtopic.php?p=967594#p967594

viewtopic.php?p=969021#p969021



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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Wed May 11, 2016 9:58 am

Hi EngMan,

Nothing Happened.....still not connecting in our TP Link (TL-WN725N) in AP Mode once i deleted 8188eu.conf file from /etc/modprobe/ then its started connecting in AP Mode so help me....best way to resolved this issue asap...



Thanks
Jitendra

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Wed May 11, 2016 12:18 pm

jitendra43 wrote:Hi EngMan,

Nothing Happened.....still not connecting in our TP Link (TL-WN725N) in AP Mode once i deleted 8188eu.conf file from /etc/modprobe/ then its started connecting in AP Mode so help me....best way to resolved this issue asap...



Thanks
Jitendra
What do you mean "Nothing Happened", not very helpful. Does dmesg show any errors that may show what the problem is.

I can use the WN725N as an Access Point with no trouble using the set up from here viewtopic.php?p=948118#p948118.

The SD card is currently set up using kernel 4.4.9-v7 #884 and works on all the different Pi's I have tried. 3B, 2B, B+ and B with 512MB ram.

If you have removed file 8188eu.conf then it is probably using the built in version of the driver, r8188eu. Are you sure you are downloading the right version of the driver. What is the complete output of command uname -a? What Pi are you using? Also are you using Raspbian as the drive only works with Raspbian.



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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Thu May 12, 2016 7:01 am

Hi EngMan,

1. What is the complete output of command uname -a?
Ans: Linux TH-1671026713(hostname) 4.4.9-v7+ #884 SMP Fri May 6 17:28:59 BST 2016 armv7l GNU/Linux

2. What Pi are you using? Also are you using Raspbian as the drive only works with Raspbian.
Ans: using Raspberry Pi 2 Model B V1.1

dear friend kindly donot hesitate to contact us if you need more information....hope we will get better solution asap.

Thanks
Jitendra

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Thu May 12, 2016 10:19 am

jitendra43 wrote:Hi EngMan,

1. What is the complete output of command uname -a?
Ans: Linux TH-1671026713(hostname) 4.4.9-v7+ #884 SMP Fri May 6 17:28:59 BST 2016 armv7l GNU/Linux

2. What Pi are you using? Also are you using Raspbian as the drive only works with Raspbian.
Ans: using Raspberry Pi 2 Model B V1.1

dear friend kindly donot hesitate to contact us if you need more information....hope we will get better solution asap.

Thanks
Jitendra
OK, the driver you need is the one I suggested you download in my previous post.

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-4.4.9-v7-884.tar.gz
tar xzf 8188eu-4.4.9-v7-884.tar.gz
./install.sh
You should also download and install the version of hostapd I pointed to in the post here viewtopic.php?p=948118#p948118 like

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/hostapd
sudo mv hostapd /usr/sbin/hostapd
sudo chown root.root /usr/sbin/hostapd
sudo chmod 755 /usr/sbin/hostapd
Then set up /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf as recommended in that post using the settings you need for hostname, password and channel. I would then expect it to work.



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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Sat May 14, 2016 3:30 pm

Made the mistake of running rpi-update too soon. I'm now on:

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Linux raspberrypi 4.4.9-v7+ #884 SMP Fri May 6 17:28:59 BST 2016 armv7l GNU/Linux
I didn't realize this immediately and I ran your ./install-wifi script. I think it still installed something, the output was:

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Your current kernel revision = 4.4.9-v7+
Your current kernel build    = #884

Checking for a wifi module to determine the driver to install.

Your wifi module is Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

And it uses the 8188eu driver.

Checking for a new 8188eu wifi driver module for your current kernel.
There is a driver module available for this kernel revision.
Downloading the 8188eu driver.
Installing the 8188eu driver.

A version of the driver 8188eu.ko is already loaded and running. You will need to reboot to load the new driver.
So I rebooted. Added the network name and pass on wpa_supplicant. But it won't log in, it's not getting an address. ifconfig output:

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wlan1     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr f4:f2:6d:0c:ee:c5
          inet6 addr: fe80::f797:411e:e8d7:75ec/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Few questions. Am I now running an incompatible driver (likely a yes) or can I get away with whatever the script gave me? Or could I be doing something else wrong not related to the driver? What can I do to figure out what else could be wrong?

Thanks, your work on this driver is amazing.

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Sat May 14, 2016 4:06 pm

If you ran rpi-update and rebooted and then used the script to install the wifi driver it should be the right version. The script will load the driver for the kernel you are running unless you tell it to load a driver for a different kernel version.

You can always run the script again to re-install the driver just to make sure.

I use the following to configure my wifi. Do not edit file /etc/network/interfaces

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# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)

# Please note that this file is written to be used with dhcpcd
# For static IP, consult /etc/dhcpcd.conf and 'man dhcpcd.conf'

# Include files from /etc/network/interfaces.d:
source-directory /etc/network/interfaces.d

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

iface eth0 inet manual

allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet manual
    wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

allow-hotplug wlan1
iface wlan1 inet manual
    wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
and for file /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf I use the format

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ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
update_config=1
country=GB

network={
        ssid="network-name"
        psk="network-password"
}
Make sure you do not have any space characters before or after the = signs. This will stop it working. This format is for WPA/WPA2 security.

And after editing the network config files you need to reboot.



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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Sun May 15, 2016 5:21 am

Turns out it was user error. I am home away from home and is not familiar with the router. It was using WEP, old router that needs an update.

It works now! Thanks. :)

Just to summarize: as of date of posting ./install-wifi works with 4.4.9, no issues.

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Thu May 19, 2016 8:34 am

Thank you for your support !!

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Thu May 19, 2016 5:54 pm

@MrEngman

A sincere thank you for all your hard work!

Kind regards,

Maurice
Lommel
Belgium

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Fri May 20, 2016 5:31 am

Hi MrEngMan,

Hope you are doing well.

Kindly let me know how can i update our RPI Offline ? our customized device is running more than hundred and we don't want to take remote and update(rpi-update) through ssh every devices or i cant set automatically update(rpi-update) too in every devices because mostly we got issues with TP Link wifi adaptor while updating firmware and drivers.

Note: sending you one link which is mentioned below kindly help me if you have any idea about pacman tools.

http://sdjf.esmartdesign.com/raspberrypi/pacman.html

Your kind reply will be highly appreciated.
Thanks
Jitendra

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 4.1.xx+

Sat May 21, 2016 4:59 pm

I've watched n used this thread for a long while. love and really appreciate your hard work. Just seems right using the new file format :D also omg the new install-wifi script!!! just wow perfectomundo. :D was reading the help bit and can even do it before loosing wifi after rpi-update. That just solves so many problems for me. Thank you very much.

Anyone else seriously.... just check this out after reading the major update section. :ugeek:

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/install-wifi.tar.gz
tar xzf install-wifi.tar.gz
./install-wifi -h

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