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Old 09-15-2014, 09:58 AM   #1
ahmedwaqas92
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Question How to install TP-LINK TL-WN727N on Lubuntu


Hello

After almost a year and a half I have deecided to resort back to using Linux again. To be fairly honest the first time around wasn't pretty, the hardware was faulty and I couldn't even do basic administrator level tasks due to black outs and random resets.

Having said that I currently have more free time and a lot of valuable data to backup/ protect hence I've decieded to give this thing another go.

Coming to the relevancy of the thread I would like for someone to tell me how I can install the TP Link TL-WN727N on Lubuntu. I specifically bought the dongle for using wireless internet on my new linux desktop but unfortunately whenever I plug in the deivce it does not even recognise the change in hardware.

The strange part is that I also have another wireless deivce, the D-link DWA 123 usb stick and when I plug that into my computer, Lubuntu recognizes the usb stick and I can use the internet, heck I am even writing this post by using the same stick while the TP-Link TL-WN727N which is also plugged in another USB slot just sits there dead with its power light on. I also plugged the TL-WN727N alone without the D-link stick and unfortunately the result was the same.

I am using an INTEL MOTHERBOARD with 1 GM RAM and 100 GB harddisk. The D-LINK is my office USB stick so I need a solution in the earlist for making the TL-WN727N work on my machine.

Cheers
Ahmed
 
Old 09-15-2014, 10:32 AM   #2
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Open the terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-drivers-common

ubuntu-drivers-common detects and installs additional Ubuntu driver packages.

This package aggregates and abstracts Ubuntu specific logic and knowledge about third-party driver packages, and provides APIs for installers and driver configuration GUIs.


Command line interface

The simplest frontend is the "ubuntu-drivers" command line tool. You can use it to show the available driver packages which apply to the current system (ubuntu-drivers list), or to install all drivers which are appropriate for automatic installation (sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall), which is mostly useful for integration into installers.


4 ways to get wifi working on linux/ubuntu
 
Old 09-15-2014, 11:56 AM   #3
ahmedwaqas92
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Originally Posted by yooy View Post
Open the terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-drivers-common

ubuntu-drivers-common detects and installs additional Ubuntu driver packages.

This package aggregates and abstracts Ubuntu specific logic and knowledge about third-party driver packages, and provides APIs for installers and driver configuration GUIs.


Command line interface

The simplest frontend is the "ubuntu-drivers" command line tool. You can use it to show the available driver packages which apply to the current system (ubuntu-drivers list), or to install all drivers which are appropriate for automatic installation (sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall), which is mostly useful for integration into installers.


4 ways to get wifi working on linux/ubuntu

Thank you for the prompt reply. I got to the terminal and wrote "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-drivers-common' this is what I came up with


ahmedwaqas92@ahmedwaqas92-945GCMX-S2:~$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-drivers-common
[sudo] password for ahmedwaqas92:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
ubuntu-drivers-common is already the newest version.
ubuntu-drivers-common set to manually installed.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
ahmedwaqas92@ahmedwaqas92-945GCMX-S2:~$


seems a dead end tbh, are there any other ways or workarounds ??

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