[SOLVED] How do I install wireless drivers for TL-WN727N?

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[SOLVED] How do I install wireless drivers for TL-WN727N?

Post#1 by killermenpl » 15 Jan 2016, 17:06

I have a TL-WN727N wireless USB card. It is my only way of connecting to the internet from this computer. I've been looking for drivers for it for over 2 hours already and I found two things: a site called wireless.wiki.kernel.org with drivers here, which I have no idea how to download and install; and the official(?) drivers from TP-Link here. I follow the instruction in .pdf, but whenever I type "make" in the terminal I get some errors about missing files. I have the devel.xzm module active. I'm kind of new to Linux, I've been using Ubuntu for some time, but I needed something I can take with me to school and have it always configured as I want to.

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Re: How do I install wireless drivers for TL-WN727N?

Post#2 by donald » 15 Jan 2016, 23:28

Hopefully you got the right Driver..you didn't tell wich version you have..v4?
however:
unpack the zip file > you get a folder "TL-WN727N_V4_150909" > inside this folder
is another folder "Linux Driver" > rename this Folder to Linux_Driver > run the
make command (as root of course)..should compile now.

I do not have this usb-wifi...so anything else is up to you..
( follow the instructions in the pdf file )
good luck

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Re: How do I install wireless drivers for TL-WN727N?

Post#3 by aus9 » 16 Jan 2016, 00:28

Hi

thanks to Donald
Please use the Tp page to correctly id your product first as downloading the wrong driver if we need it will only lead to tears and time wasting

http://www.tp-link.com/en/faq-46.html

However, FWIW I have a usb dongle that does home wifi that is ....its a router not a modem and Porteus kernel already had the driver for it.
I insert my dongle and run top line to show hardware and bottom line to show driver

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lsusb  | grep WLAN
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0bda:8172 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8191SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter

lsmod | grep 8712
r8712u                184158  0 
If you get a chance and the tp driver fails for you, please post the full contents with dongle inserted of

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lsusb
lsmod
You may not know that most drivers in Linux come from the kernel but some do need firmware and that may be likely for your device but lets look for simple solution before compiling?

but what is more important is the lsusb command shows the make:model ids......and that will tell us more about what you have.

Leaping ahead your maker id may result in one of these entries?
148f Ralink Technology, Corp.=====maker id

below are product ids
1000 Motorola BC4 Bluetooth 3.0+HS Adapter
1706 RT2500USB Wireless Adapter
2070 RT2070 Wireless Adapter
2570 RT2570 Wireless Adapter
2573 RT2501/RT2573 Wireless Adapter
2671 RT2601/RT2671 Wireless Adapter
2770 RT2770 Wireless Adapter
2870 RT2870 Wireless Adapter
3070 RT2870/RT3070 Wireless Adapter
3071 RT3071 Wireless Adapter
3072 RT3072 Wireless Adapter
3370 RT3370 Wireless Adapter
3572 RT3572 Wireless Adapter
3573 RT3573 Wireless Adapter
5370 RT5370 Wireless Adapter
5372 RT5372 Wireless Adapter
5572 RT5572 Wireless Adapter
7601 MT7601U Wireless Adapter
760b MT7601U Wireless Adapter
9020 RT2500USB Wireless Adapter
9021 RT2501USB Wireless Adapter
and duckduckgo search shows someone.....version number unknown has this output
lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp. MT7601U Wireless Adapter

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Re: How do I install wireless drivers for TL-WN727N?

Post#4 by donald » 16 Jan 2016, 01:32

additional info:
https://wikidevi.com/wiki/TP-LINK_TL-WN727N_v4
USB ID first seen in kernel v4.2

https://wikidevi.com/wiki/TP-LINK_TL-WN727N_v3
USB ID first seen in kernel v3.0

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Re: How do I install wireless drivers for TL-WN727N?

Post#5 by killermenpl » 16 Jan 2016, 11:36

I tryed to rename folder to Linux_driver.Make finished without errors. Make install does not work.

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Entering '[path]/Linux_Driver/NETIF/os/Linux'
    make[2]: Makefile.6.util: No such file or dirrectory
    make[2]: ***No rules for making object Makefile.6.util. Stop
    make[1] ***[install_netif] Error 2
    make: [install] error 2
The wikidevi links give me ssl errors which I can't skip.
Also, I never knew there were different versions. I have v4.

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lsusb:

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Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0951:1666 Kingston Technology 
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp. 
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0d8c:013c C-Media Electronics, Inc. CM108 Audio Controller
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 046d:c248 Logitech, Inc. 
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 046d:c246 Logitech, Inc. Gaming Mouse G300
Bus 007 Device 002: ID 125f:c96a A-DATA Technology Co., Ltd. C906 Flash Drive
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
lsmod

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Module                  Size  Used by
ipv6                  172604  14 
radeon                920824  2 
ecb                      980  1 
eeepc_wmi               3488  0 
ppdev                   3732  0 
parport_pc             17936  0 
asus_wmi                9576  1 eeepc_wmi
btusb                  13992  0 
parport                18964  2 ppdev,parport_pc
sparse_keymap           1484  1 asus_wmi
bluetooth             164368  2 btusb
snd_usb_audio          75136  0 
snd_usbmidi_lib        11076  1 snd_usb_audio
led_class               1492  1 asus_wmi
r8169                  36148  0 
snd_rawmidi             9500  1 snd_usbmidi_lib
snd_hda_codec_realtek    38536  1 
ttm                    35812  1 radeon
snd_hda_codec_generic    30208  1 snd_hda_codec_realtek
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     24848  0 
rfkill                  8196  2 bluetooth,asus_wmi
drm_kms_helper         45524  1 radeon
k10temp                 1768  0 
mii                     2388  1 r8169
snd_hda_intel          13424  1 
snd_seq_device          2976  1 snd_rawmidi
video                   9532  1 asus_wmi
snd_hda_controller     11180  1 snd_hda_intel
snd_hda_codec          53224  5 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_controller
i2c_piix4               6612  0 
8250                   19500  0 
serial_core            11972  1 8250
snd_hwdep               3084  2 snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm                39800  5 snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_controller
wmi                     5104  1 asus_wmi
snd_timer              10296  1 snd_pcm
acpi_cpufreq            4412  0 

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Re: How do I install wireless drivers for TL-WN727N?

Post#6 by aus9 » 16 Jan 2016, 23:33

Hi
The wikidevi links give me ssl errors which I can't skip.
suggests you have not updated your certificates or are not using a web browser that has its own database of certificates.

Can you name your distro please including how you downloaded it such as the iso builder method
---what I am looking for a things like XFCE, KDE etc and also ..... x86 or x86_64 (32 bit or 64 bit)

what web browser are you using to fail to get to a https page please.

2) I am on Nemesis branch but as a generalization
make command can be done as a local user (non-root)
but make install affects the system files so must always use a root power
---either precede command with

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sudo make install
or if sudo does not work try

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su
(input pw  normally toor)
make install

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Re: How do I install wireless drivers for TL-WN727N?

Post#7 by killermenpl » 16 Jan 2016, 23:41

I'm using 32bit XFCE without UEFI and I always login as root and use sudo in terminal.

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Re: How do I install wireless drivers for TL-WN727N?

Post#8 by aus9 » 17 Jan 2016, 00:04

Hi
and I always login as root and use sudo in terminal.
if you always login as root you can open a terminal and make and the make install commands should be run without sudo please

FWIW sudo is for those who login as guest and want to get root powers. My understanding from an earlier post of mine is that Porteus/Slackware does not use sudo but uses su.....and su is only for users who login as guest.

So you may have tricked the system with the sudo command. You will notice my comments in (2) refer to a non-root user so none of apply to you.

Understand?

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Re: How do I install wireless drivers for TL-WN727N?

Post#9 by killermenpl » 17 Jan 2016, 00:11

Tryed without sudo before, just in case. It didn't work. I should have said that earlier. Sorry.

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Re: How do I install wireless drivers for TL-WN727N?

Post#10 by aus9 » 17 Jan 2016, 00:18

OOPS I have editted this post

Ok I found one gremlin in the reply by donald he was mislead by the folder name.

please go up one dir level so you can rename the dir name as per code box
(brackets explain)

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gordon@asus:~/Downloads/TL-WN727N_V4_150909/Linux_Driver$ cd .. (to go up one level)
mv Linux_Driver Linux
cd Linux
make
I find make is starting to work for me...but I am not a Slackware distro per se

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Re: How do I install wireless drivers for TL-WN727N?

Post#11 by aus9 » 17 Jan 2016, 01:05

slightly off topic but I am an Australian so open my big gob sometimes :D

you know my dongle that I posted about above?

it does 300 MPS my antenna (removeable) is only 2 DB but you can 5 DB
If interested I can pm you aussie auction site link and you try and find similar in your country?

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Re: How do I install wireless drivers for TL-WN727N?

Post#12 by Ed_P » 17 Jan 2016, 03:54

[off-topic]
aus9 wrote:----ignoring users who choose to login as root.
Good to see you're not ignoring the user. :wink:
aus9 wrote:if you always login as root you can open a terminal and make and the make install commands should be run without sudo please
[/off-topic]

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Re: How do I install wireless drivers for TL-WN727N?

Post#13 by donald » 17 Jan 2016, 12:06

@ killermenpl

http://askubuntu.com/questions/577941/i ... 017#578017
download the zip file:
https://github.com/porjo/mt7601/archive/master.zip
unzip > cd into /mt7601-master/src
make
make install
modprobe mt7601Usta

plug in your wifi dongle > check if it works now

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Re: How do I install wireless drivers for TL-WN727N?

Post#14 by aus9 » 17 Jan 2016, 13:43

donald

If we can entice OP to either a neko kernel on Slackware variant of Porteus or go the whole hog and go Nemesis he can have the kernel v that your zip file alludes to

good find BTW
## MT7601U Linux driver

*Now that Kernel 4.2 has been released which contains [a driver for mt7601u](https://github.com/torvalds/linux/tree/ ... ek/mt7601u), this repository is now deprecated.*

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Re: How do I install wireless drivers for TL-WN727N?

Post#15 by killermenpl » 17 Jan 2016, 14:02

@Donald
I downloaded the .zip file, unzipped and cd into src/. Make - no errors, Make install - no errors. Modprobe:

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root@porteus:/mnt/sdb1/porteus/downloads/mt7601-master/src# modprobe mt7601Usta
modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'mt7601Usta': Exec format error
Wireless does not work. Checked with

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ifconfig -a
All I saw was eth3 (which I have no idea why it isn't eth0, but whatever) and lo. No wlan0.

@aus9 If you could tell me exactly what you are talking about and how to do it I'm willing to try it. It's not like it's hard to get porteus installed again in case something goes wrong.

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