TP-Link TL-WN725N V1 Driver

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ioev
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TP-Link TL-WN725N V1 Driver

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Before I go down the rabbit hole of trying to compile this myself, does anyone happen to have a compatible driver for this dongle? It's this one:
https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/down ... v1/#Driver

lsusb gives the ID 0bda:8179, based on RTL8188EUS as an 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter.

I've checked for a driver at https://github.com/wkennington/linux-fi ... er/rtlwifi (linked from the MiSTer WiFi guide) and don't see anything that exactly matches, but maybe this wouldn't help me anyway?

(For completions sake, I've also just tried configuring my network settings to see if it's supported out of the box, but it doesn't ever try to connect.)
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ioev
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Re: TP-Link TL-WN725N V1 Driver

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I decided to give compiling the driver myself a go and turns out it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Wireless is working great now!

Would it be helpful to share the compile .ko file?

Edit: Scratch that, I updated via the update script and the .ko file is now missing from /lib/modules/4.19.0-socfpga-r1/ I copied it back and did the rest of the steps and it's working again, but will this happen every time I update?
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Re: TP-Link TL-WN725N V1 Driver

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Hi, how big was this ko you compiled?

I also noticed this problem when it is updated the linux of the mister, in my case the ko file has 11.7mb and in the last update of linux used more space and did not let me directly put the ko I have, I had to delete some files to be able to put.
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Re: TP-Link TL-WN725N V1 Driver

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The 8188eu.ko file is 2.2mb. I didn't have to delete anything to copy it back on afterwards, but I'm guessing that directory just gets completely overwritten on certain updates?
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Re: TP-Link TL-WN725N V1 Driver

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ioev wrote: Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:10 pm I decided to give compiling the driver myself a go and turns out it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Wireless is working great now!

Would it be helpful to share the compile .ko file?

Edit: Scratch that, I updated via the update script and the .ko file is now missing from /lib/modules/4.19.0-socfpga-r1/ I copied it back and did the rest of the steps and it's working again, but will this happen every time I update?
Kindly, the shareholder of the finished file.
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Re: TP-Link TL-WN725N V1 Driver

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ioev wrote: Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:10 pm I decided to give compiling the driver myself a go and turns out it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Wireless is working great now!

Would it be helpful to share the compile .ko file?

Edit: Scratch that, I updated via the update script and the .ko file is now missing from /lib/modules/4.19.0-socfpga-r1/ I copied it back and did the rest of the steps and it's working again, but will this happen every time I update?
can you share the file, also it is a .ko file or a .bin?

have you tried copying the file inside?: /usr/lib/firmware/ or /usr/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/
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ioev
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Re: TP-Link TL-WN725N V1 Driver

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Link to the .ko and .bin files:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MHfcvx ... sp=sharing

The bin is from the site linked from the MiSTer wifi docs: https://github.com/wkennington/linux-fi ... er/rtlwifi

And like I said, everything is working fine now, it's just that after running the update script the .ko file disappeared and I had to copy it back and reconfigure.
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Re: TP-Link TL-WN725N V1 Driver

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ioev wrote: Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:11 pm Link to the .ko and .bin files:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MHfcvx ... sp=sharing

The bin is from the site linked from the MiSTer wifi docs: https://github.com/wkennington/linux-fi ... er/rtlwifi

And like I said, everything is working fine now, it's just that after running the update script the .ko file disappeared and I had to copy it back and reconfigure.
I just registered to say thank you very much, I happened to have the same exact USB dongle and was trying to get it working, I've used your compiled drivers and it's working great. It turns out this dongle doesn't support 5Ghz, but oh well, it was sitting my drawer and I didn't have to spend any money. Thanks again!
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Re: TP-Link TL-WN725N V1 Driver

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I have TP-Link TL-WN725N V3 and I'm looking into compiling the driver but the sources on TP's website seem to be incompatible with the kernel version on the MiSTer (4.19.0) due to changes in the timers of kernel v4.15. I'm curious as to how you went about it. I tried out these 2:

https://static.tp-link.com/2018/201805/ ... 7_beta.zip

https://static.tp-link.com/2018/201802/ ... _Linux.zip
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Re: TP-Link TL-WN725N V1 Driver

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The .ko file from user ioev, as well as these installation instructions from the mister wiki (https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Main_Mi ... TION-GUIDE), followed by running the wifi.sh script, worked for me! It does not delete itself either, just works perfectly after this setup.
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Re: TP-Link TL-WN725N V1 Driver

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Just chiming in to confirm that with the TP-Link TL-WN725N V3 and the .ko file from user ioev I was able to get WiFi working on the MiSTer. I still wish there was a way for me to build the .ko file as the sources from TP-Link won't build properly against the MiSTer kernel source files. I don't know what other sources I could use that would work with the kernel version MiSTer uses but if I find any, I'll take a crack at it and leave something up on GH.

PSA: Remember to change the setting on the router to accept WPA if you have it on WPA2 only.
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