Can you advise me on what drivers to install for the TP-LINK TL-WN725N USB wireless adapter on UBUNTU 12.04. TP-LINK only provide Windows drivers.


Even I had same problem and fixed it. Try the code below one by one in terminal having the adapter connected. You can see changes in terminal after each code.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential git
git clone https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8188eu
cd rtl8188eu
make all
sudo make install
sudo insmod 8188eu.ko

After this restart your system. You can find the network list. Hope this helps.

(More instructions in the package git.)

  • 1
    Seems to work well so far. It wasn't necessary to reboot. Thanks! Though actually I didn't think to check if the adapter works without installing this driver.
    – intuited
    Dec 10 '15 at 23:53
  • Also work on Ubuntu 16.04
    – Ren
    May 12 '17 at 7:41
  1. Have a look at My WiFi adapter is not working at all. Where to start troubleshooting?

  2. Try: sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-cw-3.6-precise-generic (You find more information to this at 1.)

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