Author Topic: [Guide] How to install TP-LINK TL-WN725N V2 Wifi dongle on Fedora 32  (Read 263 times)

tle

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Well this reliable TP-LINK TL-WN725N V2 Wifi dongle aren't working out of the box on Fedora 32 (rawhide). However it is simple enough to find and install driver:

NOTE: There is issue with the `Makefile`, I have lodge a patch at https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8188eu/pull/311, let's hope this Pull Request get merged soon.



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$ uname -ar
Linux orion.dev 5.4.15-200.fc31.ppc64le #1 SMP Tue Jan 28 08:53:13 UTC 2020 ppc64le ppc64le ppc64le GNU/Linux

$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter

$ sudo dnf groupinstall "Development Tools" "Development Libraries"
$ cd /tmp
$ sudo dnf install kernel-devel
$ git clone https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8188eu.git
$ cd rtl8188eu
$ make
$ sudo make install
$ sudo depmod -a
$ sudo dracut -c -f -force
$ sudo modprobe 8188eu
$ modinfo 8188eu

filename:       /lib/modules/5.4.15-200.fc31.ppc64le/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8188eu.ko
version:        v4.1.4_6773.20130222
author:         Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
description:    Realtek Wireless Lan Driver
license:        GPL
srcversion:     762D07FBEAF35B1366430A8
alias:          usb:v2357p0111d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
alias:          usb:v2357p010Cd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
alias:          usb:v056Ep4008d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
alias:          usb:v2001p331Bd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
alias:          usb:v2001p3311d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
alias:          usb:v2001p3310d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
alias:          usb:v2001p330Fd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
alias:          usb:v0DF6p0076d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
alias:          usb:v07B8p8179d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp0179d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp8179d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*in*
depends:
name:           8188eu
vermagic:       5.4.15-200.fc31.ppc64le SMP mod_unload mprofile-kernel relocatable
parm:           rtw_ips_mode:The default IPS mode (int)
parm:           ifname:The default name to allocate for first interface (charp)
parm:           if2name:The default name to allocate for second interface (charp)
parm:           rtw_initmac:charp
parm:           rtw_channel_plan:int
parm:           rtw_chip_version:int
parm:           rtw_rfintfs:int
parm:           rtw_lbkmode:int
parm:           rtw_network_mode:int
parm:           rtw_channel:int
parm:           rtw_mp_mode:int
parm:           rtw_wmm_enable:int
parm:           rtw_vrtl_carrier_sense:int
parm:           rtw_vcs_type:int
parm:           rtw_busy_thresh:int
parm:           rtw_led_enable:int
parm:           rtw_ht_enable:int
parm:           rtw_cbw40_enable:int
parm:           rtw_ampdu_enable:int
parm:           rtw_rx_stbc:int
parm:           rtw_ampdu_amsdu:int
parm:           rtw_lowrate_two_xmit:int
parm:           rtw_rf_config:int
parm:           rtw_power_mgnt:int
parm:           rtw_smart_ps:int
parm:           rtw_low_power:int
parm:           rtw_wifi_spec:int
parm:           rtw_antdiv_cfg:int
parm:           rtw_antdiv_type:int
parm:           rtw_enusbss:int
parm:           rtw_hwpdn_mode:int
parm:           rtw_hwpwrp_detect:int
parm:           rtw_hw_wps_pbc:int
parm:           rtw_max_roaming_times:The max roaming times to try (uint)
parm:           rtw_fw_iol:FW IOL (int)
parm:           rtw_mc2u_disable:int
parm:           rtw_80211d:Enable 802.11d mechanism (int)
parm:           rtw_notch_filter:0:Disable, 1:Enable, 2:Enable only for P2P (uint)
parm:           debug:Set debug level (1-9) (default 1) (int)

# Fix SSID scanning
# Ref: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/NetworkManager/NetworkManager/issues/158
$ cat > /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/80-wifi.conf <<EOF
[device]
wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=no
EOF
$ systemctl restart NetworkManager

$ nmcli device
DEVICE      TYPE      STATE         CONNECTION
wlP3p1s0u2  wifi      disconnected  --

That's pretty much the gist. Keep on rocking folks.


« Last Edit: April 07, 2020, 08:58:40 pm by tle »
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I had some trouble with a wired Ethernet dongle earlier. It wouldn't come up in Petitboot, so it didn't come up (automatically) in Fedora until I hotplugged it. Does this have that issue?

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I had some trouble with a wired Ethernet dongle earlier. It wouldn't come up in Petitboot, so it didn't come up (automatically) in Fedora until I hotplugged it. Does this have that issue?

Which product are you using? I do not have the similar issue with this dongle.
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Old Trendnet thing.