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Old 02-21-2017, 08:19 PM   #16
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This gives me no output for some reason.
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lspci | grep -i wireless
Oops... lsusb should have worked.
 
Old 02-22-2017, 02:46 AM   #17
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Ok Pete, I will follow this method: http://brilliantlyeasy.com/ubuntu-li...river-install/ -- I'm currently stuck on the 'git clone https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8188eu' line as I get this:
You don't have to clone it. I normally just download the zip file.
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It could be my flaky internet connection -- I'll try again tomorrow morn.

If I successfully install the above -- should I then uninstall the 'firmware-realtek' package that I installed from 'firmware-realtek_0.43_all.deb'?
Yes.
 
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Old 02-22-2017, 02:50 AM   #18
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I'm sure you're aware but I forgot to mention that you'll have to reinstall with each kernel update. You can use dkms to automate this.
 
Old 02-22-2017, 05:06 AM   #19
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I managed to finish the install of the driver by following here: http://brilliantlyeasy.com/ubuntu-li...river-install/

The funny thing is that while the signal is now weaker -- my internet is now much faster and more stable.

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Oops... lsusb should have worked.
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'lsusb | grep -i wireless' gave no output either.
 
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I don't know which would be easier, or more reliable, but so far no one has mentioned the factory Linux driver that is available from TP-Link for this device. It is specific to kernel versions from 2.6.18 ~ 3.19.3.

I overlooked something... the above driver is also only for Version 2 (V2) of the product. There is a V1 model with no Linux driver. Sorry for the mixup.
I'm not sure if my dongle is v1 or v2.
 
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I'm sure you're aware but I forgot to mention that you'll have to reinstall with each kernel update. You can use dkms to automate this.
Will I have to reinstall the driver on every new kernel update even if I am on Debian Jessie? BTW, I'm using the backport kernels.

'dkms to automate this'? How?
 
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... Yes.
I uninstalled firmware-realtek from Synaptic and did a reboot -- my wireless was gone. So I did an offline reinstall with 'sudo dpkg --install firmware-realtek_0.43_all.deb' and my wireless is working again. I'm starting to think that perhaps I only ever needed 'firmware-realtek_0.43_all.deb' to begin with?
 
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'lsusb | grep -i wireless' gave no output either.
That is odd. But no matter as you are well on your way to success!
 
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I'm glad it seems to be working ok although I'm not sure exactly what's happened.
 
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I'm glad it seems to be working ok although I'm not sure exactly what's happened.


Cheers Pete.

My internet seems better the more the dongle is used. It's almost like it's being assimilated by my Desktop. :-)
 
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Just had a thought. When you uninstalled the deb package and rebooted the system could have been looking for that module instead of the lwfinger version. I assume lwfinger's generates rtl8188eu and you said the original was r8188eu.

I appreciate you may want to leave well alone now but you could do
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lsmod | grep 8188
and see what you get
 
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Just had a thought. When you uninstalled the deb package and rebooted the system could have been looking for that module instead of the lwfinger version. I assume lwfinger's generates rtl8188eu and you said the original was r8188eu.

I appreciate you may want to leave well alone now but you could do
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lsmod | grep 8188
and see what you get
Sure thing Pete.

Code:
$ lsmod | grep 8188
8188eu                729088  0 
usbcore               249856  10 usbhid,rt73usb,usb_storage,rt2x00usb,ehci_hcd,xhci_pci,uas,8188eu,xhci_hcd,ehci_pci
 
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That looks as though your system is using the lwfinger version, as they often drop the rtl to prevent conflict with built-in kernel modules.
Still, as long as everything seems to be working well probably best to leave it at that.
 
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That looks as though your system is using the lwfinger version, as they often drop the rtl to prevent conflict with built-in kernel modules.
Still, as long as everything seems to be working well probably best to leave it at that.
I will leave well enough alone. :-)

Cheers guys.
 
  


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