Please follow the instruction here.
Recently I brought a wireless doodle for the Raspberry Pi so I can get rid of the internet cable for the pi, as the page RPi VerifiedPeripherals (ref1) says TP-Link TL-WN725N works out of the box, I brought it. But unfortunately, it doesn't work.
TP-Link TL-WN725N v1 uses Realtek 8188CUS and it (probably) works out of the box, but the v2 uses Realtek 8188EU, of which the system don’t have the correct driver.
Thanks to the nice guy on the official BBS of the Raspberry Pi who compile the driver (ref3), now you just need to run the followed commend to get the driver and install it (kernel version should be 3.6, it may or may not work with other version):
wget -P . -m -nH http://file.zhujunsan.net/8188eu.ko
sudo cp 8188eu.ko /lib/modules/
sudo depmod -a
sudo modprobe 8188eu
After that, use
ifconfig to see if the
wlan0 is shown up in the network devices.
As to the rest, you can find how to set up wireless config in ref 2, it shall be very straight forward.
22 thoughts on “Make TP-Link TL-WN725N V2 work on Raspbian”
hi i tried to run the first command but give me an error permission denied, my apologies as im not familiar with linux console. thank you
You can add sudo before the command to gain the permission. It probably because you are downloading the file to the directory which you don't have the permission to write.
will this work on version 3.6.11?
yes it'll work
Could'nt run command "sudo modprobe 8188eu"
Got thus error message
"ERROR : could not insert '8188eu.ko':Exec format error"
Been so frustrating setting the wifi up...
haven't encountered this one before, but I think you are using a kernel other than 3.6.XX. try 'uname -r' to see the kernel version number
I am also getting that same error. I am running Occidentalis v0.2 from Adafruit. uname -r responds with "3.2.27+"
Thanks in Advance,
your kernel version is 3.2 but this driver need 3.6 to work, that's why you got the err
Hi I have 3.6.11 what can I do?
you can do just what the blog said and it should work 🙂
ok the problem was that I was trying to make it work on xbian... and it seems it doesn't 🙁
I think with the same kernel, this driver should work
This worked for me! Thank you!!
Raspbmc TL-WN725N v2 no blink from the USB dongle but I prefer that. nice speeds and works on boot
[email protected]:~$ uname -r
will it work with 3.10.0
I doubt it
I have 3.10.25+ and have "ERROR: could not insert '8188eu': Exec format error" too :S
Can't compile it too
Same issue as those above me:
[email protected]:/# uname -r
[email protected]:/# sudo modprobe 8188eu
ERROR: could not insert '8188eu': Exec format error
You can always try and compile the file yourself.
(Manual can be found here)
If it's of any help I downgraded my firmware to a late May version and it worked again:
I went this route after trying to recompile the drive, with no luck
I have version 3.18.11+
Just bought wifi dongle TL-WN725N ver:2.1 (that is how its written on the box)
The pi doesn't detect it... and "http://file.zhujunsan.net/8188eu.ko" of first command line gives 404 not found!
what can i do??
as the driver is coupled with the kernel version, the file i provided is long useless. I found this link: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=462982 is very easy to get the job done as it keeps update driver with the updating kernel version. hope it helps