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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:52 am

holyman83 wrote:Ok I'm runnning my Raspberry Pi image off Berryboot. when I run

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uname -a
I get this:

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Linux Primarypi 3.12.26-rpi-aufs #1 PREEMPT Thu Aug 14 10:48:01 CEST 2014
I tried 8188eu-20140705.tar.gz but I get the error message

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Error: could not insert module /lib/modules/3.12.26-rpi-aufs/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8188eu.ko: Invalid module format
I have tried a few other 8188eu-201xyyzz.tar.gz but none of them have worked.
Thanks
The driver files in the OP are for the standard raspbian image. They will not work with berryboot.

I do have an 8188eu drive for berryboot but it is for 3.12.23-rpi-aufs and I don't think it will work with 3.12.26-rpi-aufs.

I also have a berryboot image that includes the 8188eu driver but it is also 3.12.23-rpi-aufs

If you want to try them then the driver is here https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/802 ... 626.tar.gz. The berryboot image is here https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/802 ... 140705.zip. Note: the berryboot image is about 25MB.


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:51 pm

hi sir
i newbee in raspi and i have trouble with dongle wifi TL-WN725N
my kernel is:
Linux raspberrypi 3.18.7-v7+ #755 SMP PREEMPT Thu Feb 12 17:20:48 GMT 2015 armv7l GNU/Linux
and lsusb:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 09da:9090 A4 Tech Co., Ltd XL-750BK Laser Mouse
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0c45:7603 Microdia
and when insmod :
sudo insmod /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8188eu.ko
Error: could not insert module /lib/modules/3.18.7-v7+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8188eu.ko: Invalid module format

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:10 pm

kosimsim wrote:hi sir
i newbee in raspi and i have trouble with dongle wifi TL-WN725N
my kernel is:
Linux raspberrypi 3.18.7-v7+ #755 SMP PREEMPT Thu Feb 12 17:20:48 GMT 2015 armv7l GNU/Linux
and lsusb:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 09da:9090 A4 Tech Co., Ltd XL-750BK Laser Mouse
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0c45:7603 Microdia
and when insmod :
sudo insmod /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8188eu.ko
Error: could not insert module /lib/modules/3.18.7-v7+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8188eu.ko: Invalid module format
You downloaded and installed the wrong version of the driver. Look at the first post. It lists the drivers for each version of raspbian and how to install it. There is a separate list of drivers for the Pi B2.

Use these commands to download and install the driver for your version 3.18.7-v7+ #755.

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-v7-20150212.tar.gz
tar xzf 8188eu-v7-20150212.tar.gz
./install.sh
The ./install.sh command installs the driver. After installing reboot the Pi and the wifi should work.


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:50 am

i can not down this file https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/802 ... 212.tar.gz
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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:16 am

meimz wrote:i can not down this file https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/802 ... 212.tar.gz
who can send me . email :zh-lei@foxmail.com Thaks a lot
What is the problem downloading? I can download it here using the link you show OK.


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:23 am

MrEngman wrote:
meimz wrote:i can not down this file https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/802 ... 212.tar.gz
who can send me . email :zh-lei@foxmail.com Thaks a lot
What is the problem downloading? I can download it here using the link you show OK.


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:51 pm

Hi.

I'm very new to Raspberry Pi. I'm trying to get my TL-WN725N V2.1 adapter working with a special build of the os called octopi. It has the octoprint application built in. I'm stuck right at the beginning because my build version doesn't seem to match (#225) and my USB IDs don't match anything in the list. Here is the output showing that information. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

pi@octopi ~ $ uname -a
Linux octopi 3.18.5-v7+ #225 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jan 30 18:53:55 GMT 2015 armv7l GNU/Linux
pi@octopi ~/src $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0461:4d64 Primax Electronics, Ltd
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 04ca:002a Lite-On Technology Corp.

Is there an adapter that would just work out of the box i.e. Edimax?

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:29 am

MrEngman wrote: The driver files in the OP are for the standard raspbian image. They will not work with berryboot.

I do have an 8188eu drive for berryboot but it is for 3.12.23-rpi-aufs and I don't think it will work with 3.12.26-rpi-aufs.

I also have a berryboot image that includes the 8188eu driver but it is also 3.12.23-rpi-aufs

If you want to try them then the driver is here https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/802 ... 626.tar.gz. The berryboot image is here https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/802 ... 140705.zip. Note: the berryboot image is about 25MB.


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Thats what I was afraid of. I'll try to make a berry boot image with it already installed and see if that works.

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:40 am

MrEngman wrote:To help in installing or updating the driver @LaFambe has produced a very simple script available here which will automatically select and install the correct version of the driver for the version of Raspbian being used. I was quite impressed by it and it really does make life much simpler. You will need an internet connection for the script to work.

Thank you very much, LaFambe.
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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:21 am

DougieLawson wrote: Is there a new version of LaFambe's script for the http to https switch on the forum?
Thanks for pointing this out, would be useful :D

It's updated.


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:58 am

MrEngman wrote:Thanks for pointing this out, would be useful :D

It's updated.


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:58 pm

tr3topflyer wrote:Hi.

I'm very new to Raspberry Pi. I'm trying to get my TL-WN725N V2.1 adapter working with a special build of the os called octopi. It has the octoprint application built in. I'm stuck right at the beginning because my build version doesn't seem to match (#225) and my USB IDs don't match anything in the list. Here is the output showing that information. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

pi@octopi ~ $ uname -a
Linux octopi 3.18.5-v7+ #225 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jan 30 18:53:55 GMT 2015 armv7l GNU/Linux
pi@octopi ~/src $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0461:4d64 Primax Electronics, Ltd
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 04ca:002a Lite-On Technology Corp.

Is there an adapter that would just work out of the box i.e. Edimax?
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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:09 pm

tr3topflyer wrote:Hi.

I'm very new to Raspberry Pi. I'm trying to get my TL-WN725N V2.1 adapter working with a special build of the os called octopi. It has the octoprint application built in. I'm stuck right at the beginning because my build version doesn't seem to match (#225) and my USB IDs don't match anything in the list. Here is the output showing that information. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

pi@octopi ~ $ uname -a
Linux octopi 3.18.5-v7+ #225 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jan 30 18:53:55 GMT 2015 armv7l GNU/Linux
pi@octopi ~/src $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0461:4d64 Primax Electronics, Ltd
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 04ca:002a Lite-On Technology Corp.

Is there an adapter that would just work out of the box i.e. Edimax?
Driver file 8188eu-v7-20150202.tar.gz works. Just created an Octopi SD card and the wifi module loads and the wifi works. Try this

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https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-v7-20150202.tar.gz
tar xzf 8188eu-v7-20150202.tar.gz
./install.sh
to install the driver. Reboot to activate the driver and then I would expect you will need to configure your wifi.


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:57 pm

Hello,

I installed volumio on the raspberry pi 2. I have the wifi dongle TL-WN725N V2.

Volumio has this kernel version:
3.18.5-v7+ #748

So i need the file 8188eu-v7-20150202.tar.gz.

If I use the link on the first post, it reters 404 not found.

Regards

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:52 pm

MrEngman wrote: Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:10 pm
Use these commands to download and install the driver for your version 3.18.7-v7+ #755.

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-v7-20150212.tar.gz
tar xzf 8188eu-v7-20150212.tar.gz
./install.sh
The ./install.sh command installs the driver. After installing reboot the Pi and the wifi should work.

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:13 am

magostinelli wrote:Hello,

I installed volumio on the raspberry pi 2. I have the wifi dongle TL-WN725N V2.

Volumio has this kernel version:
3.18.5-v7+ #748

So i need the file 8188eu-v7-20150202.tar.gz.

If I use the link on the first post, it reters 404 not found.

Regards
Just tried to download that file and it is working for me. I would suggest you try again.


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:52 am

MrEngman wrote:
magostinelli wrote:Hello,

I installed volumio on the raspberry pi 2. I have the wifi dongle TL-WN725N V2.

Volumio has this kernel version:
3.18.5-v7+ #748

So i need the file 8188eu-v7-20150202.tar.gz.

If I use the link on the first post, it reters 404 not found.

Regards
I use this link:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/802 ... 202.tar.gz

That give 404 to me.
Just tried to download that file and it is working for me. I would suggest you try again.


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:18 am

magostinelli wrote:
MrEngman wrote:
magostinelli wrote:Hello,

I installed volumio on the raspberry pi 2. I have the wifi dongle TL-WN725N V2.

Volumio has this kernel version:
3.18.5-v7+ #748

So i need the file 8188eu-v7-20150202.tar.gz.

If I use the link on the first post, it reters 404 not found.

Regards
I use this link:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/802 ... 202.tar.gz

That give 404 to me.
Just tried to download that file and it is working for me. I would suggest you try again.


MrEngman
That link is not right. The right link is https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/802 ... 202.tar.gz for kernel version 3.18.5-v7+ #748. For the Pi 2 it will have "-v7" in the filename.


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:20 pm

I too have had this well trodden problem but without any fix obvious to me, please bear with me.

But in short, it seems to me that the TL-WN725N is not using the correct driver despite me (seemingly) having followed all the correct procedures.

Any ideas?

My outputs are as follows:

This -> that:

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pi@raspberrymono ~ $ uname -a
Linux raspberrymono 3.18.7-v7+ #755 SMP PREEMPT Thu Feb 12 17:20:48 GMT 2015 armv7l GNU/Linux
Verify the Usb Device is "0bda:8179":

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pi@raspberrymono ~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 009: ID 046d:c52e Logitech, Inc. 
Hence in Pi 2 Driver files, identify:
3.18.7-v7+ #755, #756 - 8188eu-v7-20150212.tar.gz
Accordingly, prepare to run the following three commands:

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-20150212.tar.gz
tar xzf 8188eu-20150212.tar.gz
./install.sh
The FIRST:

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pi@raspberrymono ~ $ wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-20150212.tar.gz
--2015-04-27 19:01:04--  https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-20150212.tar.gz
Resolving dl.dropboxusercontent.com (dl.dropboxusercontent.com)... 174.129.251.235, 54.225.166.10, 54.225.121.13, ...
Connecting to dl.dropboxusercontent.com (dl.dropboxusercontent.com)|174.129.251.235|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 320538 (313K) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `8188eu-20150212.tar.gz.1'

100%[======================================>] 320,538      886K/s   in 0.4s    

2015-04-27 19:01:10 (886 KB/s) - `8188eu-20150212.tar.gz.1' saved [320538/320538]
The SECOND:

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pi@raspberrymono ~ $ tar xzf 8188eu-20150212.tar.gz
The THIRD:

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pi@raspberrymono ~ $ ./install.sh
sudo cp 8188eu.conf /etc/modprobe.d/.
sudo install -p -m 644 8188eu.ko /lib/modules/3.18.7+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
sudo depmod 3.18.7+

Reboot to run the driver.

If you have already configured your wifi it should start up and connect to your
wireless network.

If you have not configured your wifi you will need to do that to enable the wifi.
After REBOOTING wlan0 is missing:

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pi@raspberrymono ~ $ sudo ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr b8:27:eb:75:d1:cc  
          inet addr:192.168.1.89  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:27 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:3172 (3.0 KiB)  TX bytes:3162 (3.0 KiB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:1104 (1.0 KiB)  TX bytes:1104 (1.0 KiB)
Yet the file /etc/network/interfaces contains:

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auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet manual
        wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
iface default inet dhcp
And wpa_supplicant.conf contains:

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update_config=1

network={
        ssid="PlusnetWirelessSOMECODE"
        psk="SOMEPASSWORD"
}
All in all it seems to me that the TL-WN725N is not using the correct driver?

Any ideas?

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:45 pm

RedXquirrel wrote:I too have had this well trodden problem but without any fix obvious to me, please bear with me.

But in short, it seems to me that the TL-WN725N is not using the correct driver despite me (seemingly) having followed all the correct procedures.

Any ideas?

My outputs are as follows:

This -> that:

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pi@raspberrymono ~ $ uname -a
Linux raspberrymono 3.18.7-v7+ #755 SMP PREEMPT Thu Feb 12 17:20:48 GMT 2015 armv7l GNU/Linux
Verify the Usb Device is "0bda:8179":

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pi@raspberrymono ~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 009: ID 046d:c52e Logitech, Inc. 
Hence in Pi 2 Driver files, identify:
3.18.7-v7+ #755, #756 - 8188eu-v7-20150212.tar.gz
Well you have identified the right driver file with -v7 in the filename for 3.18.7-v7+ #755.
Accordingly, prepare to run the following three commands:

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-20150212.tar.gz
tar xzf 8188eu-20150212.tar.gz
./install.sh
The FIRST:

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pi@raspberrymono ~ $ wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-20150212.tar.gz
--2015-04-27 19:01:04--  https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-20150212.tar.gz
Resolving dl.dropboxusercontent.com (dl.dropboxusercontent.com)... 174.129.251.235, 54.225.166.10, 54.225.121.13, ...
Connecting to dl.dropboxusercontent.com (dl.dropboxusercontent.com)|174.129.251.235|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 320538 (313K) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `8188eu-20150212.tar.gz.1'

100%[======================================>] 320,538      886K/s   in 0.4s    

2015-04-27 19:01:10 (886 KB/s) - `8188eu-20150212.tar.gz.1' saved [320538/320538]
But have downloaded the wrong file as the '-v7' is missing from the filename. In fact you seem to have downloaded it more than once as the wget command is saving the download as `8188eu-20150212.tar.gz.1' so you already have a file `8188eu-20150212.tar.gz' in the directory you are downloading to as it has added a ".1" to the end of the filename of the new file you downloaded.
The SECOND:

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pi@raspberrymono ~ $ tar xzf 8188eu-20150212.tar.gz
The THIRD:

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pi@raspberrymono ~ $ ./install.sh
sudo cp 8188eu.conf /etc/modprobe.d/.
sudo install -p -m 644 8188eu.ko /lib/modules/3.18.7+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
sudo depmod 3.18.7+

Reboot to run the driver.

If you have already configured your wifi it should start up and connect to your
wireless network.

If you have not configured your wifi you will need to do that to enable the wifi.
After REBOOTING wlan0 is missing:

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pi@raspberrymono ~ $ sudo ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr b8:27:eb:75:d1:cc  
          inet addr:192.168.1.89  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:27 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:3172 (3.0 KiB)  TX bytes:3162 (3.0 KiB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:1104 (1.0 KiB)  TX bytes:1104 (1.0 KiB)
Yet the file /etc/network/interfaces contains:

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auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet manual
        wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
iface default inet dhcp
And wpa_supplicant.conf contains:

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update_config=1

network={
        ssid="PlusnetWirelessSOMECODE"
        psk="SOMEPASSWORD"
}
All in all it seems to me that the TL-WN725N is not using the correct driver?

Any ideas?
So I would suggest you download the file '8188eu-v7-20150212.tar.gz' you originally identified and install using

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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/8188eu-v7-20150212.tar.gz
tar xzf 8188eu-v7-20150212.tar.gz
./install.sh
I would also suggest you delete 'allow-hotplug eth0' from your /etc/network/interfaces file. No need for 'auto' or 'allow-hotplug' for the eth0 interface.

And you will need to add the line

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ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
to the beginning of the file /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf unless you missed copying that line in what you showed above from that file.

Hopefully you will then have a working wifi.


MrEngman
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RedXquirrel
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Joined: Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:49 pm

Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:15 am

Thank-you Mr Engman, it was nice to see the wifi dongle immediately start flashing upon reboot, making this my first wifi enabled post! Thanks again! Anthony

jjb
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Joined: Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:23 pm

Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:50 pm

Hi guys!

Searched this topic for almost 2 hours, but did'n find suitable solution :cry:

Board: Pi 2
Adapter: TL-WN725N V2
kernel version: 3.18.7-v7+ #755

Problem: sometimes it works, sometimes not
Periodically there is no wireless connection established after reboot, and adapter's status LED don't blinks at all.

Have anybody observed same issue?

RedXquirrel
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:49 pm

Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:07 am

Hi Jjb, I've had no problems at all since getting mine working using the above configuration, it's always on and without glitches. Anthony

Massi
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Location: Italy

Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:11 am

jjb wrote:Hi guys!

Searched this topic for almost 2 hours, but did'n find suitable solution :cry:

Board: Pi 2
Adapter: TL-WN725N V2
kernel version: 3.18.7-v7+ #755

Problem: sometimes it works, sometimes not
Periodically there is no wireless connection established after reboot, and adapter's status LED don't blinks at all.

Have anybody observed same issue?
i'd check the quality of power source

Hoe
Posts: 26
Joined: Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:27 pm

Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.18.xx+

Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:18 pm

Oh my Buddha after spend a whole dang day trying to figure this out with no luck, Now i have finally got my wlan0 working by simply unplugged my Samsung lcd monitor... (power issue)

Thank you MrEngman and everyone here, I literally have read almost that 29 pages on this particular issue... and by the way I am a newbie to linux and this is my first pi.

Thank once again, im so happy - I need to go to bed now.

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