csphoenix1
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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.29+

Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:27 pm

Thank you very much ! Work fine !!! :) Good job

Trape
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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.29+

Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:01 pm

Hi Everybody,
I have a little problem with my Wifi Dongle.
I have read all the thread, but i don't have idea what is wrong with my Rpi. Unfornately, my bad english and my first experience with Linux don't help.

But I resist! And ask your help! :D

I' have updated my Rpi to 3.10.29 #636.

i have also used this comand, but my wifi still don't work (LED off)

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-20140209.tar.gz
tar -zxvf 8188eu-20140209.tar.gz
sudo install -p -m 644 8188eu.ko /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
sudo insmod /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8188eu.ko
sudo depmod -a
It's my first installation, is almost sure that i forget somethig, but what?

Help! :?

papaiatis
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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.29+

Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:33 pm

Hi guys,
I have just got my RPi Model B including a TL-WN725N V2 wifi adapter.
I followed the exact steps to install the driver and it works. Kind of.
It keeps disconnects from the WiFi network every 30 seconds then connects back. And it goes and goes and goes.
Any advice on this? Did I get a wrong wifi adapter?
Thank you in advance!

MrEngman
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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.29+

Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:55 pm

Trape wrote:Hi Everybody,
I have a little problem with my Wifi Dongle.
I have read all the thread, but i don't have idea what is wrong with my Rpi. Unfornately, my bad english and my first experience with Linux don't help.

But I resist! And ask your help! :D

I' have updated my Rpi to 3.10.29 #636.

i have also used this comand, but my wifi still don't work (LED off)

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-20140209.tar.gz
tar -zxvf 8188eu-20140209.tar.gz
sudo install -p -m 644 8188eu.ko /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
sudo insmod /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8188eu.ko
sudo depmod -a
It's my first installation, is almost sure that i forget somethig, but what?

Help! :?
A reboot will be needed after installing the driver. Did you configure /etc/network/interfaces, and if necessary /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf, with your wifi settings?

What do commands lsusb, lsmod and ifconfig show?


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.29+

Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:59 pm

papaiatis wrote:Hi guys,
I have just got my RPi Model B including a TL-WN725N V2 wifi adapter.
I followed the exact steps to install the driver and it works. Kind of.
It keeps disconnects from the WiFi network every 30 seconds then connects back. And it goes and goes and goes.
Any advice on this? Did I get a wrong wifi adapter?
Thank you in advance!
Is your wifi adapter plugged into the Pi or a USB hub? It's possible it could be a power supply issue and it may not be able to supply sufficient current. Can you try a different power unit?


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Trape
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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.29+

Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:26 pm

MrEngman wrote: A reboot will be needed after installing the driver. Did you configure /etc/network/interfaces, and if necessary /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf, with your wifi settings?

What do commands lsusb, lsmod and ifconfig show?


MrEngman
lsusb

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Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 03eb:3301 Atmel Corp. at43301 4-Port Hub
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 046d:c05f Logitech, Inc. 
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 1038:0100 Ideazon, Inc. Zboard
lsmod

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Module                  Size  Used by
snd_bcm2835            16165  0 
8188eu                665223  0 
snd_soc_bcm2708_i2s     5474  0 
regmap_mmio             2806  1 snd_soc_bcm2708_i2s
snd_soc_core          131268  1 snd_soc_bcm2708_i2s
snd_compress            8076  1 snd_soc_core
regmap_i2c              1645  1 snd_soc_core
regmap_spi              1897  1 snd_soc_core
snd_pcm                81593  2 snd_bcm2835,snd_soc_core
snd_page_alloc          5156  1 snd_pcm
snd_seq                53769  0 
snd_seq_device          6473  1 snd_seq
leds_gpio               2059  0 
snd_timer              20133  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
led_class               3688  1 leds_gpio
snd                    61291  7 snd_bcm2835,snd_soc_core,snd_timer,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_compress
evdev                   9419  6 
ifconfig

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eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr b8:27:eb:e6:de:3e  
          inet addr:192.168.0.11  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:3817 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:3050 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:4013907 (3.8 MiB)  TX bytes:339426 (331.4 KiB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  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:0 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 10:fe:ed:11:df:1f  
          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)

I have rebooted, but don`t have modified any other file. How i can configure configure /etc/network/interfaces, and if necessary /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf?

Thanks for your great patience

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.29+

Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:36 pm

Hi Trape,

Everything looks OK so far. The driver is loaded OK and running alright.

Now you just need to tell your Pi the network it should connect to.

You can do this by just editing the file /etc/network/interfaces using the command sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces and setting the network-name and password to let it connect to your network.

Details for setting up /etc/network/interfaces can be found here http://www.fars-robotics.net/ in the section "Installing rtl8188cus and rtl8188eu based wifi adaptors for raspbian without using wpa_supplicant."

As an alternative you can try using wpa_supplicant.conf as described in section "Installing rtl8188cus and rtl8188eu based wifi adaptors for raspbian using wpa_supplicant" Using this method you do not need to edit file /etc/network/interfaces.


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.29+

Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:22 pm

MrEngman wrote:
papaiatis wrote:Hi guys,
I have just got my RPi Model B including a TL-WN725N V2 wifi adapter.
I followed the exact steps to install the driver and it works. Kind of.
It keeps disconnects from the WiFi network every 30 seconds then connects back. And it goes and goes and goes.
Any advice on this? Did I get a wrong wifi adapter?
Thank you in advance!
Is your wifi adapter plugged into the Pi or a USB hub? It's possible it could be a power supply issue and it may not be able to supply sufficient current. Can you try a different power unit?


MrEngman
It works now!
The WiFi adapter is plugged directly into the Pi. I'm using the power charger of my Nexus 5 (1.2A @ 5V).
I did not nothing but upgraded my Raspbian to the latest version (rpi-update) and updated the WiFi drivers as well.
Now it connects very quickly and there are no disconnects anymore. It seems very stable.

Trape
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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.29+

Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:24 pm

MrEngman wrote:Hi Trape,

Everything looks OK so far. The driver is loaded OK and running alright.

Now you just need to tell your Pi the network it should connect to.

You can do this by just editing the file /etc/network/interfaces using the command sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces and setting the network-name and password to let it connect to your network.

Details for setting up /etc/network/interfaces can be found here http://www.fars-robotics.net/ in the section "Installing rtl8188cus and rtl8188eu based wifi adaptors for raspbian without using wpa_supplicant."

As an alternative you can try using wpa_supplicant.conf as described in section "Installing rtl8188cus and rtl8188eu based wifi adaptors for raspbian using wpa_supplicant" Using this method you do not need to edit file /etc/network/interfaces.


MrEngman
MrEngman, thanks thanks thanks for your help.
I've modified the interfaces file without using wpa_supplicant and now it works!

Now i will continue my personal adventure in the Linux Pi world installing SSH!

Thanks one more time for your patience and help! :D

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.30+

Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:51 pm

Updated 8188eu.ko driver now available for 3.10.30+ #640

See here


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caporeira
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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.30+

Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:11 am

Who has the TP-Link TL-WN725N V2 and Motion MMAL. If you have, with Raspbian version ?

tmazur
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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.30+

Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:54 pm

Thank you @MrEngman ! Using the driver versions up to #630 I lost wifi connection every 1-3 days. There was no way to restore connectivity (I tried restarting all interfaces etc.). After updating to #640 I have gone over a week with no problems.

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.30+

Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:06 am

Hi guys,

i have some problems with this wifi-usb.

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minepeon / # dir
8188eu-20130209.tar.gz  boot  home        media  proc  sbin  tmp
8188eu.ko               dev   lib         mnt    root  srv   usr
bin                     etc   lost+found  opt    run   sys   var
minepeon / # cd /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
minepeon /lib/modules/3.6.11-18-ARCH+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless # dir
8188eu.ko           b43legacy    mac80211_hwsim.ko.gz  rt2x00     zd1201.ko.gz
at76c50x-usb.ko.gz  hostap       mwifiex               rtl818x    zd1211rw
ath                 libertas     p54                   rtl8192cu
b43                 libertas_tf  rndis_wlan.ko.gz      ti
minepeon /lib/modules/3.6.11-18-ARCH+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless # sudo insmod /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8188eu.ko
insmod: ERROR: could not insert module /lib/modules/3.6.11-18-ARCH+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8188eu.ko: Invalid module format
minepeon /lib/modules/3.6.11-18-ARCH+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless :( # sudo depmod -a
minepeon /lib/modules/3.6.11-18-ARCH+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless # modprobe 8188eu
modprobe: ERROR: could not insert '8188eu': Exec format error
my linux system:

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Linux minepeon 3.6.11-18-ARCH+ #1 PREEMPT Mon Oct 21 01:15:42 CDT 2013 armv6l GNU/Linux
can somebody help me?

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.30+

Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:29 pm

Hi,

I've installed raspbian but I don't find divers for tl-wn725n v2 - 3.10.24 #2 preempt.

I've tried to compile from repository but wifi doesn't start (I don't know if something's gone wrong...I'm new in linux).

Can you help me ??

tnx

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.30+

Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:08 pm

InDerectif wrote:Hi guys,

i have some problems with this wifi-usb.

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minepeon / # dir
8188eu-20130209.tar.gz  boot  home        media  proc  sbin  tmp
8188eu.ko               dev   lib         mnt    root  srv   usr
bin                     etc   lost+found  opt    run   sys   var
minepeon / # cd /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
minepeon /lib/modules/3.6.11-18-ARCH+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless # dir
8188eu.ko           b43legacy    mac80211_hwsim.ko.gz  rt2x00     zd1201.ko.gz
at76c50x-usb.ko.gz  hostap       mwifiex               rtl818x    zd1211rw
ath                 libertas     p54                   rtl8192cu
b43                 libertas_tf  rndis_wlan.ko.gz      ti
minepeon /lib/modules/3.6.11-18-ARCH+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless # sudo insmod /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8188eu.ko
insmod: ERROR: could not insert module /lib/modules/3.6.11-18-ARCH+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8188eu.ko: Invalid module format
minepeon /lib/modules/3.6.11-18-ARCH+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless :( # sudo depmod -a
minepeon /lib/modules/3.6.11-18-ARCH+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless # modprobe 8188eu
modprobe: ERROR: could not insert '8188eu': Exec format error
my linux system:

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Linux minepeon 3.6.11-18-ARCH+ #1 PREEMPT Mon Oct 21 01:15:42 CDT 2013 armv6l GNU/Linux
can somebody help me?
The driver you are trying to use is for an old version of Raspbian. You appear to be using a version of Arch Linux so need a driver compiled for your version of Arch.


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.30+

Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:19 pm

Drone wrote:Hi,

I've installed raspbian but I don't find divers for tl-wn725n v2 - 3.10.24 #2 preempt.

I've tried to compile from repository but wifi doesn't start (I don't know if something's gone wrong...I'm new in linux).

Can you help me ??

tnx
The image you are using doesn't appear to be Raspbian. Raspbian would be 3.10.24+ #610 or 3.10.24+ #614.

What does the complete output of uname -a show? Have you perhaps installed FBTFT?


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.30+

Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:33 pm

Hi guys,

I'm having the same Problem as "matakapo" on page 3

The dongle (WN725N V2) works well as a client but I can not run in AP
There have been a number of people trying to get the WN725N V2 and similar devices working as an AP. I haven't seen anything specific for the rtl8188eu driver but this may help although you will probably need to use the hostapd module that comes with the rtl8188eu driver source available here.
can somebody please tell me how to install the hostapd module that is mentioned in MrEngman's answer? (https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8188eu)

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.32+

Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:58 pm

Good catch!
I have downloaded the installer:
http://dl.ciph.se/raspberrypi/install-8188eu.tgz

It fecthes the correct driver and install it!

Camillo

mut3nr01
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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.32+

Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:22 pm

Hi,

Do you know if this driver supports monitor mode?

I've installed the driver (and I can see wlan0 with ifconfig) but when I try to enable monitor mode I get the following error:

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$> sudo ifconfig wlan0 down
$> sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.
Any ideas?

Thank in advance!

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.32+

Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:59 am

Updated 8188eu.ko driver now available for 3.10.32+ #646 & #648

See here


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.32+

Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:24 pm

I do this hack to get the driver to install online, without being wired to the Ethernet cable. Can anybody think of a better hack to do this?
I update my RPi through the TL-WN725N v2 USB wireless card, so it must survive after I do

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sudo rpi-update
and and subsequent required reboot. The current method is for the wireless device to be offline. To do this online, I follow Mr. Engman's procedure up to

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-201xyyzz.tar.gz <--set data code for driver version above
tar -zxvf 8188eu-201xyyzz.tar.gz                                         <--set data code for driver version above
then I depart with only one line

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sudo install -p -m 644 8188eu.ko /lib/modules/[[replace with what will be the new kernel version]]/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
To get his procedure to commit after a reboot, I add his subsequent lines to /etc/init.d/rc.local as

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echo "sudo insmod /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8188eu.ko" >> /etc/init.d/rc.local
echo "sudo depmod -a" >> /etc/init.d/rc.local
after the required

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sudo reboot
simply

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sudo nano /etc/init.d/rc.local
and remove the two lines at the end (beginning with "insmod" and "depmod")

I feel this hack could be better like with the following:
  • LaFambe's script could be modified to have the option to do this in lieu of a USB wireless device offline or online update?
  • I don't think rc.local is such a good method to use to insert the module into the kernel and do a depmod. Perhaps a run-once cron would be a better solution?

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.32+

Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:49 pm

fluxcapacitor wrote:I do this hack to get the driver to install online, without being wired to the Ethernet cable. Can anybody think of a better hack to do this?
I update my RPi through the TL-WN725N v2 USB wireless card, so it must survive after I do

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sudo rpi-update
and and subsequent required reboot. The current method is for the wireless device to be offline. To do this online, I follow Mr. Engman's procedure up to

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-201xyyzz.tar.gz <--set data code for driver version above
tar -zxvf 8188eu-201xyyzz.tar.gz                                         <--set data code for driver version above
then I depart with only one line

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sudo install -p -m 644 8188eu.ko /lib/modules/[[replace with what will be the new kernel version]]/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
To get his procedure to commit after a reboot, I add his subsequent lines to /etc/init.d/rc.local as

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echo "sudo insmod /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8188eu.ko" >> /etc/init.d/rc.local
echo "sudo depmod -a" >> /etc/init.d/rc.local
after the required

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sudo reboot
simply

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sudo nano /etc/init.d/rc.local
and remove the two lines at the end (beginning with "insmod" and "depmod")

I feel this hack could be better like with the following:
  • LaFambe's script could be modified to have the option to do this in lieu of a USB wireless device offline or online update?
  • I don't think rc.local is such a good method to use to insert the module into the kernel and do a depmod. Perhaps a run-once cron would be a better solution?
Seems much too complicated.

After using rpi-update and before rebooting I can do the following and the wifi will work OK with the new kernel version.

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sudo install -p -m 644 8188eu.ko /lib/modules/[[replace with what will be the new kernel version]]/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
sudo depmod  [[replace with what will be the new kernel version]]
sudo reboot
As an example

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uname -a
Linux raspberrypi 3.10.30+ #642 PREEMPT Fri Feb 21 17:33:42 GMT 2014 armv6l GNU/Linux
# update to new kernel version 3.10.32+
sudo rpi-update
# download and untar driver for new kernel version (3.10.32+)
sudo install -p -m 644 8188eu.ko /lib/modules/3.10.32+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
sudo depmod 3.10.32+
sudo reboot

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.32+

Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:57 pm

So no insmod needed before depmod? That's where I ran into a hurdle and decided to correct it with a reboot since insmod wasn't allowing me to insert to the future kernel. I guess it's not needed because it's not actually running hmm? So I suppose it would be quite easy to modify LaFambe's script to accomplish this.
MrEngman wrote: Seems much too complicated.

After using rpi-update and before rebooting I can do the following and the wifi will work OK with the new kernel version.

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sudo install -p -m 644 8188eu.ko /lib/modules/[[replace with what will be the new kernel version]]/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
sudo depmod  [[replace with what will be the new kernel version]]
sudo reboot
As an example

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uname -a
Linux raspberrypi 3.10.30+ #642 PREEMPT Fri Feb 21 17:33:42 GMT 2014 armv6l GNU/Linux
# update to new kernel version 3.10.32+
sudo rpi-update
# download and untar driver for new kernel version (3.10.32+)
sudo install -p -m 644 8188eu.ko /lib/modules/3.10.32+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
sudo depmod 3.10.32+
sudo reboot

MrEngman

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.32+

Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:15 pm

fluxcapacitor wrote:So no insmod needed before depmod? That's where I ran into a hurdle and decided to correct it with a reboot since insmod wasn't allowing me to insert to the future kernel. I guess it's not needed because it's not actually running hmm? So I suppose it would be quite easy to modify LaFambe's script to accomplish this.
Well, insmod is used to load the module but as you found it won't load a new driver while the older kernel version is running.

depmod is probably the important one. This registers the modules that can be used and using the version number registers the modules for the new kernel version we want to use. When the RPi reboots the driver will be loaded from the list of registered modules.


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.10.32+

Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:34 pm

Guys thank very much at all of you ...
I was going crazy trying to figure out how to have TL-WN725 v2 works with kernel 3.10.25+.
Finally I surfed this forum and learnt by jperedadnr that simply it doesn't work (not properly, it works but seem to be back in the 80's with a 300 baud modem).
I follow the instructions and now I have a state of the art 3.10.32+ kernel with a TL-WN725 v 2 performing at light speed.
Thanks again.

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