I'm having a rough time getting the correct firmware/driver to recognize my TP-Link USB wireless adapter. The full model number is TL-WN725N Ver 2.0.
I'm running Debian 7 (Wheezy) kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64. Debian 3.2.41-2.
The TL-WN725N is apparently based on the Realtek wireless adapters. I've tried installing those drivers through compilation and by using apt-get.
apt-get install firmware-realtek
However, the device is not shown in ifconfig. All I see are eth0 and lo.
When I attempt to use iw, I only see the following:
The device is recognized within lsusb:
Bus 01 Device 004: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
I also updated all software sources to non-free in sources.list.
Any and all help appreciated.