loko
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Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:56 pm

I am having problems with setting up my wifi with the WN725N wifi adapter. So I got tried this out:

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auto lo

iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp
allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp

        wpa-ssid "mynetworkid"
        wpa-psk "mynetworkpassword"
Then I rebooted the raspberry Pi and put my adapter in. It did nothing. I couldn't use the browser and the adapter doesn't seem to be on.

Am I doing something wrong? I can't use ethernet at the moment. So can someone help me fix this problem?
Last edited by loko on Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:48 am, edited 1 time in total.

amiasnikov
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Re: Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:44 pm

Try hotplug usb WiFi adapter when OS have booted.

and if no connection look at /var/log/messages about errors

MrEngman
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Re: Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:13 pm

There are two versions of this wifi adaptor. V1 has the driver included in most images, V2 requires you to download and install a driver as it is not included in the Linux images.

It appears you probably have V2 and need to download and install the driver. You can determine the wifi version you have if you use command lsusb. This will list the WN725N V2 as

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Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
The important info is the ID 0bda:8179.

If it shows this you need to download the driver. If you use a recent version of Raspbian there are precompiled versions available.

Precompiled versions of the driver are available for Raspbian as follows
for 3.6.11+ #538, #541, #545, #551 and #557 use 8188eu-20130830.tar.gz
for 3.6.11+ #524, #528 or #532 use 8188eu-20130815.tar.gz
for 3.6.11+ #371 up to #520 use 8188eu-20130209.tar.gz

Use command uname -a to determine the version you have e.g.

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[email protected] ~ $ uname -a
Linux raspberrypi 3.6.11+ #551 PREEMPT Mon Sep 30 14:42:10 BST 2013 armv6l GNU/Linux
[email protected] ~ $
Download and install the driver using the commands

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-2013xxyy.tar.gz <--set data code for driver version above
tar -zxvf 8188eu-2013xxyy.tar.gz                                         <--set data code for driver version above
sudo install -p -m 644 8188eu.ko /lib/modules/3.6.11+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
sudo insmod /lib/modules/3.6.11+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8188eu.ko
sudo depmod -a
Hope this is helpful


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loko
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Re: Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:19 pm

MrEngman wrote:There are two versions of this wifi adaptor. V1 has the driver included in most images, V2 requires you to download and install a driver as it is not included in the Linux images.

It appears you probably have V2 and need to download and install the driver. You can determine the wifi version you have if you use command lsusb. This will list the WN725N V2 as

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Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
The important info is the ID 0bda:8179.

If it shows this you need to download the driver. If you use a recent version of Raspbian there are precompiled versions available.

Precompiled versions of the driver are available for Raspbian as follows
for 3.6.11+ #538, #541, #545, #551 and #557 use 8188eu-20130830.tar.gz
for 3.6.11+ #524, #528 or #532 use 8188eu-20130815.tar.gz
for 3.6.11+ #371 up to #520 use 8188eu-20130209.tar.gz

Use command uname -a to determine the version you have e.g.

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[email protected] ~ $ uname -a
Linux raspberrypi 3.6.11+ #551 PREEMPT Mon Sep 30 14:42:10 BST 2013 armv6l GNU/Linux
[email protected] ~ $
Download and install the driver using the commands

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-2013xxyy.tar.gz <--set data code for driver version above
tar -zxvf 8188eu-2013xxyy.tar.gz                                         <--set data code for driver version above
sudo install -p -m 644 8188eu.ko /lib/modules/3.6.11+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
sudo insmod /lib/modules/3.6.11+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8188eu.ko
sudo depmod -a
Hope this is helpful


MrEngman
I have #474

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Re: Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:42 pm

loko wrote:
MrEngman wrote:It appears you probably have V2 and need to download and install the driver. You can determine the wifi version you have if you use command lsusb. This will list the WN725N V2 as

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Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
The important info is the ID 0bda:8179.

Precompiled versions of the driver are available for Raspbian as follows
for 3.6.11+ #538, #541, #545, #551 and #557 use 8188eu-20130830.tar.gz
for 3.6.11+ #524, #528 or #532 use 8188eu-20130815.tar.gz
for 3.6.11+ #371 up to #520 use 8188eu-20130209.tar.gz
I have #474
So looks like you need 8188eu-20130209.tar.gz if your WN725N is V2


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Re: Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:45 pm

MrEngman wrote:
loko wrote:
MrEngman wrote:It appears you probably have V2 and need to download and install the driver. You can determine the wifi version you have if you use command lsusb. This will list the WN725N V2 as

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Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
The important info is the ID 0bda:8179.

Precompiled versions of the driver are available for Raspbian as follows
for 3.6.11+ #538, #541, #545, #551 and #557 use 8188eu-20130830.tar.gz
for 3.6.11+ #524, #528 or #532 use 8188eu-20130815.tar.gz
for 3.6.11+ #371 up to #520 use 8188eu-20130209.tar.gz
I have #474
So looks like you need 8188eu-20130209.tar.gz if your WN725N is V2


MrEngman
I really need help personally cant you add me on something or chatting somewhere easier? I am really having problems with it.

loko
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Re: Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:13 pm

MrEngman wrote:There are two versions of this wifi adaptor. V1 has the driver included in most images, V2 requires you to download and install a driver as it is not included in the Linux images.

It appears you probably have V2 and need to download and install the driver. You can determine the wifi version you have if you use command lsusb. This will list the WN725N V2 as

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Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
The important info is the ID 0bda:8179.

If it shows this you need to download the driver. If you use a recent version of Raspbian there are precompiled versions available.

Precompiled versions of the driver are available for Raspbian as follows
for 3.6.11+ #538, #541, #545, #551 and #557 use 8188eu-20130830.tar.gz
for 3.6.11+ #524, #528 or #532 use 8188eu-20130815.tar.gz
for 3.6.11+ #371 up to #520 use 8188eu-20130209.tar.gz

Use command uname -a to determine the version you have e.g.

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[email protected] ~ $ uname -a
Linux raspberrypi 3.6.11+ #551 PREEMPT Mon Sep 30 14:42:10 BST 2013 armv6l GNU/Linux
[email protected] ~ $
Download and install the driver using the commands

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-2013xxyy.tar.gz <--set data code for driver version above
tar -zxvf 8188eu-2013xxyy.tar.gz                                         <--set data code for driver version above
sudo install -p -m 644 8188eu.ko /lib/modules/3.6.11+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
sudo insmod /lib/modules/3.6.11+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8188eu.ko
sudo depmod -a
Hope this is helpful


MrEngman
When I try the sudo install comman, it does nothing. Same with the commands after that.

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Re: Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:37 pm

Sorry but I can only be contacted via the forum or PM.

From your first post you seem to have set up the file /etc/network/interfaces correctly assuming your network uses WPA/WPA2 security.

The main problem will be to get the driver onto the SD card. There is some additional info at the bottom of the page at http://www.fars-robotics.net/ for getting the driver onto the SD card if you have no internet connection to your Pi.

Have you verified your wifi is WN725N V2? i.e. ID 0bda:8179


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loko
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Re: Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:43 pm

MrEngman wrote:Sorry but I can only be contacted via the forum or PM.

From your first post you seem to have set up the file /etc/network/interfaces correctly assuming your network uses WPA/WPA2 security.

The main problem will be to get the driver onto the SD card. There is some additional info at the bottom of the page at http://www.fars-robotics.net/ for getting the driver onto the SD card if you have no internet connection to your Pi.

Have you verified your wifi is WN725N V2? i.e. ID 0bda:8179


MrEngman

I bought this one: http://www.alternate.nl/html/product/1012101

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Re: Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:49 pm

loko wrote:
MrEngman wrote:Sorry but I can only be contacted via the forum or PM.

From your first post you seem to have set up the file /etc/network/interfaces correctly assuming your network uses WPA/WPA2 security.

The main problem will be to get the driver onto the SD card. There is some additional info at the bottom of the page at http://www.fars-robotics.net/ for getting the driver onto the SD card if you have no internet connection to your Pi.

Have you verified your wifi is WN725N V2? i.e. ID 0bda:8179


MrEngman

I bought this one: http://www.alternate.nl/html/product/1012101
Sorry doesn't help. Can you plug it into your Pi and run the command lsusb to check the usb devices. It should show the wifi adaptor and if it is V1 or V2.


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loko
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Re: Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:52 pm

MrEngman wrote:Sorry but I can only be contacted via the forum or PM.

From your first post you seem to have set up the file /etc/network/interfaces correctly assuming your network uses WPA/WPA2 security.

The main problem will be to get the driver onto the SD card. There is some additional info at the bottom of the page at http://www.fars-robotics.net/ for getting the driver onto the SD card if you have no internet connection to your Pi.

Have you verified your wifi is WN725N V2? i.e. ID 0bda:8179


MrEngman
I think it worked!

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Re: Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:00 pm

loko wrote:
MrEngman wrote:Sorry but I can only be contacted via the forum or PM.

From your first post you seem to have set up the file /etc/network/interfaces correctly assuming your network uses WPA/WPA2 security.

The main problem will be to get the driver onto the SD card. There is some additional info at the bottom of the page at http://www.fars-robotics.net/ for getting the driver onto the SD card if you have no internet connection to your Pi.

Have you verified your wifi is WN725N V2? i.e. ID 0bda:8179


MrEngman
I think it worked!
That sounds encouraging.

You can check if the driver is loaded OK with command ifconfig It should show wlan0 something like

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wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr a0:f3:c1:25:7d:28
          inet addr:192.168.16.15  Bcast:192.168.16.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:125431 errors:0 dropped:305 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:5821 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:21001551 (20.0 MiB)  TX bytes:762826 (744.9 KiB)
If the wifi is connected it will have an entry for inet addr:.

You can also check using command sudo iwlist wlan0 scan. This should display a list of wireless networks your wifi can see if it is working.


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loko
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Re: Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:42 am

MrEngman wrote:
loko wrote:
MrEngman wrote:Sorry but I can only be contacted via the forum or PM.

From your first post you seem to have set up the file /etc/network/interfaces correctly assuming your network uses WPA/WPA2 security.

The main problem will be to get the driver onto the SD card. There is some additional info at the bottom of the page at http://www.fars-robotics.net/ for getting the driver onto the SD card if you have no internet connection to your Pi.

Have you verified your wifi is WN725N V2? i.e. ID 0bda:8179




MrEngman
I think it worked!
That sounds encouraging.

You can check if the driver is loaded OK with command ifconfig It should show wlan0 something like

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wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr a0:f3:c1:25:7d:28
          inet addr:192.168.16.15  Bcast:192.168.16.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:125431 errors:0 dropped:305 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:5821 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:21001551 (20.0 MiB)  TX bytes:762826 (744.9 KiB)
If the wifi is connected it will have an entry for inet addr:.

You can also check using command sudo iwlist wlan0 scan. This should display a list of wireless networks your wifi can see if it is working.


mrEngman
It did work! Thank you very much

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Re: Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:57 pm

I have a model A, with a V2 TP link WN725n, and I have tried to get this working to no avail. I have tried 2 different versions of Wheezy, and loading the driver manually. I get as far as seeing the module with lsmod, but it will not configure or scan. I tried the NOOBS image, and it wouldn't even boot. Then I tried an image of Wheezy with the driver built in, and I get the same results. And to boot, I get I/O errors trying to use usb sticks now, which was working, and the keyboard is sticking. I can't get it to connect to anything, so I can't update it. I guess this Pi will probably wind up on the scrap heap, as I can't keep wasting money on buying parts that MIGHT work. I love LINUX and had hopes for this little computer for a number of projects, but this has been a real disappointment so far.

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Re: Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:29 pm

If it helps, using the image from http://cassidy.pi3g.com/rpi_images/rasp ... x130523.7z,
and getting rid of a questionable hub, I got it working.

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Re: Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:25 pm

Hi

I have the V2 of the wifi dongle, lsusb tell me

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Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
I have followed all the instruction installing "8188eu-20130830.tar.gz" since uname -a give me

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Linux raspberrypi 3.6.11+ #538 PREEMPT Fri Aug 30 20:42:08 BST 2013 armv6l GNU/Linux
Now the blue led is on, but when I execute ifconfig the result is this:

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wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx          (I masked the HWaddr)  
          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)
What am I doing wrong?
With another sdcard I have installed Openelec and I made the wifi dongle work using some help from the net, but I was not successful with Raspian.

Any help?

Thanks
Vittorio

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Re: Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:04 pm

I found by myself the answer.

Since I have an hidden SSID, I found this helpful.

Just made some edit in the /etc/network/interfaces as below:

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auto lo
 
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp
 
auto wlan0
allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
   wpa-scan-ssid 1
   wpa-ap-scan 1
   wpa-key-mgmt WPA-PSK
   wpa-proto RSN WPA
   wpa-pairwise CCMP TKIP
   wpa-group CCMP TKIP
   wpa-ssid "My Secret SSID"
   wpa-psk "My SSID PSK"
 
iface default inet dhcp
I found this help here http://www.dafinga.net/2013/01/how-to-s ... idden.html.

Thanks
Vittorio

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Re: Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:26 pm

I have been trying to get this activated but just not getting it to work. I am running 3.10.25+ Raspbian and the WN725N dongle is definitely a Version 2.

The device shows up in the boot messages as it should,

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Feb  7 17:45:18 Lantana kernel: [    3.309623] usb 1-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 4 using dwc_otg
Feb  7 17:45:18 Lantana kernel: [    3.421143] usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=8179
Feb  7 17:45:18 Lantana kernel: [    3.432609] usb 1-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
Feb  7 17:45:18 Lantana kernel: [    3.444520] usb 1-1.2: Product: 802.11n NIC
Feb  7 17:45:18 Lantana kernel: [    3.453243] usb 1-1.2: Manufacturer: Realtek
Feb  7 17:45:18 Lantana kernel: [    3.461957] usb 1-1.2: SerialNumber: 00E04C0001
and it looks just fine in lsusb.

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Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
But it doesn't show up as an adapter in wpa_gui and the status indicates it couldn't get status from wpa_supplicant. There is no wlan0 in ifconfig.

So I downloaded the driver (latest - looks like it was the 2013-08-30 and moved the 8188eu.ko module to /lib/modules/3.10.25+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ but when I try to install it, I get an error saying that the module has an invalid format.

What am I missing?

Thanks in advance for any help

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Re: Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:18 pm

emileigh wrote:I have been trying to get this activated but just not getting it to work. I am running 3.10.25+ Raspbian and the WN725N dongle is definitely a Version 2.

The device shows up in the boot messages as it should,

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Feb  7 17:45:18 Lantana kernel: [    3.309623] usb 1-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 4 using dwc_otg
Feb  7 17:45:18 Lantana kernel: [    3.421143] usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=8179
Feb  7 17:45:18 Lantana kernel: [    3.432609] usb 1-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
Feb  7 17:45:18 Lantana kernel: [    3.444520] usb 1-1.2: Product: 802.11n NIC
Feb  7 17:45:18 Lantana kernel: [    3.453243] usb 1-1.2: Manufacturer: Realtek
Feb  7 17:45:18 Lantana kernel: [    3.461957] usb 1-1.2: SerialNumber: 00E04C0001
and it looks just fine in lsusb.

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Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
But it doesn't show up as an adapter in wpa_gui and the status indicates it couldn't get status from wpa_supplicant. There is no wlan0 in ifconfig.

So I downloaded the driver (latest - looks like it was the 2013-08-30 and moved the 8188eu.ko module to /lib/modules/3.10.25+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ but when I try to install it, I get an error saying that the module has an invalid format.

What am I missing?

Thanks in advance for any help
That is the wrong driver version. Take a look here for details and don't forget to install the separate firmware file.


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Re: Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:27 pm

vittoriob wrote:
Since I have an hidden SSID, ..
I have to ask what do you think you gain by doing that?

If you say, "security" I will find you, I will be armed with my educational baseball bat.

Hiding SSID does nothing, it is not worth the hassle.
Note:The use of baseball bats for educational purposes is completely disallowed on this forum.

Any DMs sent on Twitter will be answered next month.

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Re: Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:22 am

Been following this post as I have firmware and driver issues as well. Last couple days I just got my pi v2 model B, successfully loaded with Noobs but wifi is just not working because of no drivers. I have dongle Edimax EW-7811Un which has 3.10.25+ #622 8188eu. I can successfully down load the files using wired ethernet but when I try to load them Raspberry reports back with "directory or file does not exist". Followed this http://www.fars-robotics.net/ and this http://www.mendrugox.net/2013/08/tp-lin ... y-raspbian/ in attempt to install drivers. When using the wifi-config gui when trying to connect it reports that driver has failed to load.

Could someone please help and describe how I locate or create the directories necessary to install the wifi firmware and drivers with no luck. Since I have noobs on the SD card I can see the os files using windows, is it possible to copy/paste the driver files using windows? If not what is the proper method?

edit 4/9/14 Just learned that Noobs has built in support for the Edimax wifi dongle from here http://docs.brewpi.com/installing-your- ... setup.html going to attempt to disable power management as described in link to see if that makes a difference.

Please chime in if anyone has a better idea of how to resolve this.

Thanks so much
Roto36

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Re: Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:01 pm

Roto36 wrote:Been following this post as I have firmware and driver issues as well. Last couple days I just got my pi v2 model B, successfully loaded with Noobs but wifi is just not working because of no drivers. I have dongle Edimax EW-7811Un which has 3.10.25+ #622 8188eu. I can successfully down load the files using wired ethernet but when I try to load them Raspberry reports back with "directory or file does not exist". Followed this http://www.fars-robotics.net/ and this http://www.mendrugox.net/2013/08/tp-lin ... y-raspbian/ in attempt to install drivers. When using the wifi-config gui when trying to connect it reports that driver has failed to load.

Could someone please help and describe how I locate or create the directories necessary to install the wifi firmware and drivers with no luck. Since I have noobs on the SD card I can see the os files using windows, is it possible to copy/paste the driver files using windows? If not what is the proper method?

edit 4/9/14 Just learned that Noobs has built in support for the Edimax wifi dongle from here http://docs.brewpi.com/installing-your- ... setup.html going to attempt to disable power management as described in link to see if that makes a difference.

Please chime in if anyone has a better idea of how to resolve this.

Thanks so much
Roto36
NOOBS itself does NOT have support for wifi. It is the images that NOOBS loads that support wifi.

Now you say your dongle is "Edimax EW-7811Un which has 3.10.25+ #622 8188eu". Why?

The EW-7811Un uses the Realtek rtl8188cus wifi and the rtl8188cus driver (named 8192cu) is included in all Linux images that NOOBS loads AFAIK.

The 8188eu driver is used by a different version of wifi dongles - TP-Link TL-WN725N V2.

Install NOOBS on your SD card and boot NOOBS. It will ask for the image you want to load which I assume is Raspbian. Load Raspbian and NOOBS will then reboot and Raspbian will start. When Raspbian boots it will run raspi-config so do any set up you want and then reboot to restart Rasbian.

Raspbian will then reboot and after logging in you can set up the wifi by just editing file /etc/network/interfaces as in http://www.fars-robotics.net/. Such as

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auto lo

iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp

allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp    }
wpa-ssid "wifi-name"     } add these three lines
wpa-psk "wifi-password"  }

# and delete or comment out these lines
#iface wlan0 inet manual
#wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
#iface default inet dhcp

which is probably the simplest setup.


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hardikgohil99
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Re: Wifi setup with the TP Link WN725N

Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:40 pm

i have created a wifi hotspot using raspberry pi B+ model with TP link dongle, i want to forward all incoming traffic (Http request coming on port 80 & 443) to fix IP of my RPi.....
 sudo iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -d 0/0 -p tcp --dport 80 -j DNAT --to-destination 192.168.0.101:80
 sudo iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -d 0/0 -p tcp --dport 443 -j DNAT --to-destination 192.168.0.101:443

m using this commands ... but it doesn't work well.. can any one help me out with this.....???

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