TP-Link TL-WN725N

Help with setting up network cards, including WiFi cards.
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nandi
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TP-Link TL-WN725N

Post by nandi »

I have trouble setting up my wifi
my laptop onboard wifi is not suppprted
so i got a usb TP-Link TL-WN725N.
The installer seems to see other wifi
networks but it only shows 4-5 random
networks not the full list.
What could be the problem?
wb7odyfred
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Re: TP-Link TL-WN725N 0x0dba : 0x8179

Post by wb7odyfred »

Its a rtl8188EU chip set. Try plugging into another usb port.
usbconfig list
usbconfig -d ugenX.Y dump_device_desc

dmesg | tail -25
tail -25 /var/log/messages

What could be the problems?, this chip only supports nearby 2.4Ghz Access Points and does not Support 5Ghz Access Points. This Realtek chipset RTL8188EU should work well to connect you wirelessly to your access point.
https://forums.ghostbsd.org/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=526 Manual setup of a Wireless Wifi connection using a USB dongle Edimax EW-7811un version 1 chip
https://forums.ghostbsd.org/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=570 Manual setup of a Wireless Wifi connection using a PCIe Half-Height card RTL8188ce

Networkmgr, should normally handle this for you to edit the 3 files and make the Wifi connection active.
Open networks need the "WPA " removed from the line

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ifconfig_wlan0="DHCP"
WPA2 or WPA3 need the "WPA" placed inside the quoted line

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ifconfig_wlan0="WPA DHCP"
in the file /etc/rc.conf

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killall dhclient
sudo  service netif restart
sudo  service routing restart
dhclient wlan0
Last edited by wb7odyfred on Mon Jan 01, 2024 11:00 pm, edited 3 times in total.
wb7odyfred
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Re: TP-Link TL-WN725N

Post by wb7odyfred »

Its a rtl8188EU chip set. Try plugging into another usb 2.0 port.. Vendor 0x0bda : 0x8179 product id
https://ghostbsd-arm64.blogspot.com/202 ... le-on.html my short write up on WN823N chip. There has been an update in Sept 2023 ?? to the RealTek USB device driver kernel modules, if_rtwn_usb.ko and if_rtwn.ko I have tested this 0x8179 chip in a Raspberry Pi 4B using GhostBSD-Arm64 aarch64 device driver and it seems to work and transfer files across a wireless connection.
wb7odyfred
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Re: TP-Link TL-WN725N

Post by wb7odyfred »

nandi wrote: Sun Dec 31, 2023 7:47 am I have trouble setting up my wifi
my laptop onboard wifi is not suppprted
so i got a usb TP-Link TL-WN725N.
The installer seems to see other wifi
networks but it only shows 4-5 random
networks not the full list.
What could be the problem?
is the T2U TP-Link WN725N RTL8188eu RealTek chipset 0x0bda : 0x8179 support only single band 2.4Ghz Networks and NOT 5.0 Ghz band channels?
ifconfig wlan0 up scan
wb7odyfred
Posts: 188
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:44 pm

Re: TP-Link TL-WN725N

Post by wb7odyfred »

nandi wrote: Sun Dec 31, 2023 7:47 am I have trouble setting up my wifi
my laptop onboard wifi is not suppprted
so i got a usb TP-Link TL-WN725N.
The installer seems to see other wifi
networks but it only shows 4-5 random
networks not the full list.
What could be the problem?
is the T2U TP-Link WN725N RTL8188eu RealTek chipset 0x0bda : 0x8179 support only single band 2.4Ghz Networks and NOT 5.0 Ghz band channels?

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ifconfig wlan0 up scan
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