TL-WN725N and Raspberrypi

TL-WN725N 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.
uname -r

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.

sudo reboot

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

sudo wicd-curses

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.

Happy wifi!!!!!!!!!