[STICKY] TP LINK TL-WN725N WIFI Card Not Working

Re: [STICKY] TP LINK TL-WN725N WIFI Card Not Working

Postby madvinegar » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:40 am

Οκ, following the same method that we opened the blacklist.conf, delete the lines we added and save, exit.
Then follow my initial guide to get the dongle working, i.e. plug an ethernet cable to get internet, and then in terminal:

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sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-headers-$(uname -r) linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms
wget https://realtek-8188cus-wireless-drivers-3444749-ubuntu-1304.googlecode.com/files/rtl8192cu-tjp-dkms_1.6_all.deb
sudo dpkg -i rtl8192cu-tjp-dkms_1.6_all.deb
echo "blacklist rtl8192cu" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf


Restart and see if the dongle works.
We are basically trying another driver (rtl8192) instead of rtl8182eu as it may work better for you.
After the restart and in case you can connect to the internet using the dongle, post back the results of the following commands:
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lsmod
sudo lshw -c network
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Re: [STICKY] TP LINK TL-WN725N WIFI Card Not Working

Postby caper0831 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:46 pm

I ran the commands you asked and ran into a couple of "404" errors on the first step. I ran all of the commands just in case there is something there of interest to you:

live@live:~$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-headers-$(uname -r) linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Suggested packages:
debhelper
The following NEW packages will be installed:
dkms
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 3 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 2,294 B/1,087 kB of archives.
After this operation, 348 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-updates/main linux-headers-generic i386 3.8.0.31.49
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring-security/main linux-headers-generic i386 3.8.0.31.49
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/m ... 9_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.176 80]
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
live@live:~$ wget https://realtek-8188cus-wireless-driver ... .6_all.deb
--2013-11-12 12:18:09-- https://realtek-8188cus-wireless-driver ... .6_all.deb
Resolving realtek-8188cus-wireless-drivers-3444749-ubuntu-1304.googlecode.com (realtek-8188cus-wireless-drivers-3444749-ubuntu-1304.googlecode.com)... 74.125.193.82, 2607:f8b0:4001:c00::52
Connecting to realtek-8188cus-wireless-drivers-3444749-ubuntu-1304.googlecode.com (realtek-8188cus-wireless-drivers-3444749-ubuntu-1304.googlecode.com)|74.125.193.82|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 1068478 (1.0M) [application/x-debian-package]
Saving to: ‘rtl8192cu-tjp-dkms_1.6_all.deb’

100%[======================================>] 1,068,478 2.15MB/s in 0.5s

2013-11-12 12:18:10 (2.15 MB/s) - ‘rtl8192cu-tjp-dkms_1.6_all.deb’ saved [1068478/1068478]

live@live:~$ sudo dpkg -i rtl8192cu-tjp-dkms_1.6_all.deb
Selecting previously unselected package rtl8192cu-tjp-dkms.
(Reading database ... 185513 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking rtl8192cu-tjp-dkms (from rtl8192cu-tjp-dkms_1.6_all.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of rtl8192cu-tjp-dkms:
rtl8192cu-tjp-dkms depends on dkms (>= 1.95); however:
Package dkms is not installed.

dpkg: error processing rtl8192cu-tjp-dkms (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
rtl8192cu-tjp-dkms
live@live:~$ echo "blacklist rtl8192cu" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
blacklist rtl8192cu
live@live:~$

live@live:~$ sudo lshw -c network
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 19
bus info: pci@0000:00:19.0
logical name: eth0
version: 03
serial: 00:1a:4b:7c:db:30
capacity: 1Gbit/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=2.1.4-k firmware=0.3-0 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
resources: irq:43 memory:e4400000-e441ffff memory:e4420000-e4420fff ioport:5000(size=32)
*-network
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 2
bus info: usb@2:5
logical name: wlan0
serial: f8:1a:67:0a:b7:f3
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=r8188eu ip=192.168.2.29 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
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Re: [STICKY] TP LINK TL-WN725N WIFI Card Not Working

Postby madvinegar » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:28 am

Have you changed the updates server? Could you go and see if it is set to main?
synaptics package manager > settings > repository > 1st tab
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Re: [STICKY] TP LINK TL-WN725N WIFI Card Not Working

Postby caper0831 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:06 pm

I went into the repository tab and on the way in I got a message "You have 1 broken package on your system!". I looked in the "Broken Filter" section and found Package "rtl8192cu-tjp-dkms". I kept on the updates area and in the Zorin Software tab all boxes are checked and in the "Download From" is "Main Server".
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Re: [STICKY] TP LINK TL-WN725N WIFI Card Not Working

Postby madvinegar » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:20 pm

In terminal give
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sudo apt-get install -f


This will hopefully fix broken packages.
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Re: [STICKY] TP LINK TL-WN725N WIFI Card Not Working

Postby madvinegar » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:06 pm

Otherwise, last solution is to use ndiswrapper. (windows wireless drivers).
I have written a very detailed guide! viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5008&p=23910&hilit=ndiswrapper#p23910
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