TL-WN725N and Raspberrypi
To use TL-WN725N in Raspberrypi, we need to configure it manually (open the terminal window if you are graphics mode)
First we need to find the raspberrypi version.
Based on the rp version number we need to choose our 8188eu tar file from Raspberrypi Forum
Get the respective tar file using
wget and extract as shown below
tar -zxvf 8188eu-201*.tar.gz
If your version is below 3.10.33+ then execute the following command as well
sudo cp rtl8188eufw.bin /lib/firmware/rtlwifi
Copy the extracted 8188eu.ko to wireless folder as shown below
sudo install -p -m 644 8188eu.ko /lib/modules/$uname -r/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
Now insert the module into kernel.
sudo insmod /lib/modules/$uname -r/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8188eu.ko
To make the module available for the users execute the
depmod command as shown
sudo depmod -a
Now reboot the raspberrypi and we are done.
On reboot, wireless adapter will be up and running.
To configure wifi in raspberrypi first install wicd-curses
sudo apt-get install wicd-curses
and to execute it
Probably now you are not seeing any ssid getting displayed. Don't worry let us set the preferences by pressing P
Wireless Interface: will be blank whereas the Wired Interface: will be lan0. Set the Wireless Interface as wlan0. Press F10 to save it and press R to refresh.
Now all the wireless connection names will be displaced. To configure your wifi settings, go to the respective wifi name and press ->, so go for static ip so you dont have to look for ip of your raspberrypi. Enter the password and press F10 to save and Q to quit.
Restart now and connect to raspberrypi using the static ip address you configured in wicd-curses.
Finally you have installed tl-wn725n in raspberrypi and configured wifi using wicd-curses.