How to install drivers for TL-WN725N v2 USB wireless adapter on Fedora 19

I had a TP-Link TL-WN725N v2 USB wireless adapter. But it seems the kernels in Fedora 19 have not yet included drivers for it. How to install drivers for TL-WN725N v2 on Fedora 19?

The driver is under development. You can find the source here and in the drivers/staging in the Linux kernel.

If you enabled the rpmfusion repository, you can install the kmod-staging package which contains the compiled driver.

However, it is reported there are still problems. Such as https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8188eu/issues/26 .

Keep an eye on the progress in the Linux kernel or you need to try to debug it on your platform.

Answered by Eric Z Ma.

I confirm that the driver works for Fedora 20:

uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 3.14.4-200.fc20.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue May 13 13:51:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

rtl8188eu:

# git log -1
commit 63fe7cda86c2830d66335026efde7472c10bc5c2
Author: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
Date:   Fri Apr 18 01:21:08 2014 -0500

    rtl8188eu: Fix build warning for kernels 2.6.39-
    
    Signed-off-by: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>

The driver should be manually compiled and installed by:

make
make install
depmod -a

I confirm that this kernel/driver combination works:

$ uname -a
Linux tpt 3.14.8-200.fc20.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Jun 16 21:57:53 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ git log -1
commit 63fe7cda86c2830d66335026efde7472c10bc5c2
Author: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
Date:   Fri Apr 18 01:21:08 2014 -0500

    rtl8188eu: Fix build warning for kernels 2.6.39-
    
    Signed-off-by: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>

Eric Z Ma

Eric is a father and systems guy. Eric is interested in building high-performance and scalable distributed systems and related technologies. The views or opinions expressed here are solely Eric's own and do not necessarily represent those of any third parties.

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