me_ganesh
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How to install tp-link :TL-WN725N wireless nano usb adapter

Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:44 am

Hello!
I am using a raspberry pi b+ which does not have a wifi interface in it.
so I bought a tp-link TL-WN725N wireless nano USB adapter (version 3) in Amazon:
https://www.amazon.in/TP-Link-TL-WN725N ... 280&sr=8-3

I am unable to set it up on my pi

can you please help me out by giving detailed information on how to set it up?

Thanks for helping me in advance.

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Re: How to install tp-link :TL-WN725N wireless nano usb adapter

Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:13 am

I suspect there is someone here who can help with drivers for that adaptor, but first it is essential to determine exactly which chipset that adapter uses (It can vary. Sometimes manufacturers will switch the chips inside their adaptors and produce new Windows drivers and not tell anybody).

So, with the USB adaptor unplugged:
Start a Terminal session on the Pi (or just from the command line if you are not using a desktop).

Type lsusb (that's lower-case LSUSB) and note what is displayed. That is the default USB setup of your Pi.

Plug in the USB adapter and wait a few seconds.

Type lsusb again. There should be an extra line that gives some details about the adapter. Post the full contents of that line and someone will advise if/how the adapter can be used. Hopefully it is one of the ones that MrEngman provides drivers for. They are very common.
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Re: How to install tp-link :TL-WN725N wireless nano usb adapter

Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:09 am

I got this when I entered lsusb with and without adapter
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Thanks for helping me with this:)
What should I do next?
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Re: How to install tp-link :TL-WN725N wireless nano usb adapter

Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:17 am

See this thread for how to install drivers. viewtopic.php?f=28&t=62371

It is long because it keeps getting updated for newer versions, but the general advice should work and if it doesn't, then skip to the end and leave a comment with what you tried and what happened.
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me_ganesh
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Re: How to install tp-link :TL-WN725N wireless nano usb adapter

Sat May 04, 2019 8:41 am

Bro, I have looked into the website and I think there are no drivers in the list

my kernel version is
Linux raspberry pi 4.14.98+ with build #1200

NO drivers for build #1200 in the list.

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Re: How to install tp-link :TL-WN725N wireless nano usb adapter

Sat May 04, 2019 10:03 am

me_ganesh wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 8:41 am
Bro, I have looked into the website and I think there are no drivers in the list

my kernel version is
Linux raspberry pi 4.14.98+ with build #1200

NO drivers for build #1200 in the list.

See your other post:

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=62371&sid=8a8ff961 ... 5#p1463524
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Re: How to install tp-link :TL-WN725N wireless nano usb adapter

Sat May 04, 2019 5:44 pm

I am having the driver files for my adapter on my RPI desktop

Bro, please tell me how to install the drivers?

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Re: How to install tp-link :TL-WN725N wireless nano usb adapter

Sat May 04, 2019 5:46 pm

me_ganesh wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 5:44 pm
I am having the driver files for my adapter on my RPI desktop

Bro, please tell me how to install the drivers?

See your other post and don't keep posting your question in multiple posts, jeez

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=62371&sid=8a8ff961 ... 5#p1463524

Also it is Bank Holiday weekend in UK so be patient and wait, this forum is run by volunteers, no one here gets paid !!!!
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Re: How to install tp-link :TL-WN725N wireless nano usb adapter

Sat May 04, 2019 7:08 pm

I am so sorry I am troubling you on holiday!
I am just a bit worried because I have to complete my project before the 25th of May.
so help me with this in your spare time.
I downloaded the drivers from MrEngman's website and moved them to my raspberry pi desktop and extracted them. when I try to install it is showing me an error.
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Re: How to install tp-link :TL-WN725N wireless nano usb adapter

Sat May 04, 2019 8:41 pm

me_ganesh wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 7:08 pm
I am so sorry I am troubling you on holiday!
I am just a bit worried because I have to complete my project before the 25th of May.
so help me with this in your spare time.
I downloaded the drivers from MrEngman's website and moved them to my raspberry pi desktop and extracted them. when I try to install it is showing me an error.

I think you have missed the point that the vast majority of assistance in these forums is indeed provided by volunteers helping during their spare time.

You also seemed to have not realised that you have already had advice directly from the forum user whose knowledge of these matters far exceeds that available from any other source.

So it might be wise to take heed of the instructions concerned with installing these drivers:
The driver installation instructions expect you to be using Raspbian, either installed from a basic raspbian image or installed using NOOBS. The instructions are based on running from a Command Line Terminal, not a GUI (Graphical User Interface). If you are running using the GUI you will need to open a terminal window and run the commands from the terminal window but I can't guarantee they will work.

Your screenshot appears to show that you are attempting to proceed using the graphical File Manager from the Raspbian Desktop GUI?

If time is of the essence, following the documentation provided for your benefit will probably be faster than firing off multiple questions to these forums and having to wait for replies. Another route to a quick solution would be to purchase a WiFi dongle that is known to be supported by Raspbian with no additional configuration.

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Re: How to install tp-link :TL-WN725N wireless nano usb adapter

Sat May 04, 2019 9:18 pm

me_ganesh wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 7:08 pm
I am so sorry I am troubling you on holiday!
I am just a bit worried because I have to complete my project before the 25th of May.
so help me with this in your spare time.
I downloaded the drivers from MrEngman's website and moved them to my raspberry pi desktop and extracted them. when I try to install it is showing me an error.
I think you need to open a terminal window, cd to the directory where the driver has been unzipped, and run the install.sh command in the terminal window.

After installing the driver you will need to configure your wifi to connect to your wifi network using /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf. Set up wpa_supplicant.conf like

Code: Select all

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

network={
	ssid="network-name"
	psk="network-password"
}
Set network-name and network-password to your network settings and If you are not in the UK you will need to change the line country=GB to the country where you are.

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