I can not install the TP-LINK WN722N V2, which includes a 8188 EUS chip. Then I tried to install the backports v4.4.2,but do not want to recognize either.

The TP-Link driver installation errors thrown out:

man@kman-livve:~$ cd '/home/kman/Documents/Tplink 722 N V2/rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.3.0.8_13968.20150417'
kman@kman-livve:~/Documents/Tplink ...$ sudo make

"NO SKRC,we will use default KSRC"
make ARCH=x86_64 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/4.10.0-15-generic/build M=/home/kman/Documents/Tplink 722 N V2/rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.3.0.8_13968.20150417  modules
make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.10.0-15-generic'
arch/x86/Makefile:140: CONFIG_X86_X32 enabled but no binutils support
make[1]: *** No rule to make target '722'.  Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.10.0-15-generic'
Makefile:1367: recipe for target 'modules' failed

A method to know him, I do not know about. Thanks

Model:TL-WN722N(EU)_V2_161112_Linux.zip Chipset:rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.3.0.8_13


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    – Elder Geek
    Apr 6, 2017 at 13:13
  • RTL8188EUS is supported - just works - in 16.04. Use an alternative connection and make sure the OS is fully updated.
    – user589808
    Apr 6, 2017 at 14:03
  • Please edit the question to include results from terminal for rfkill list all; lsusb
    – Jeremy31
    Apr 6, 2017 at 22:22
  • lsusb [s11.postimg.org/651nvx24z/… Bus 004 Device 003: ID 2357:010c
    – Klpo
    Apr 7, 2017 at 11:45
  • I am having the a similar problem. I am also trying to install a TL-WN722n V2 (EU) wireless adapter in 16.04 LTS. I downloaded the file and the install process put out the following: Install Error 1 Also the output of lsusb is: ID 2357:010c and lsusb -t gives no further driver info. I have yet to be able to plug the adapter in and get the green light to turn on
    – Matthew
    Apr 11, 2017 at 15:19

3 Answers 3


for version 2 the driver provided on official website don't work it has chip-set of RTL8188 so install "lwfinger" drivers

step:1 make a temporary directory

$ mkdir tmp

step:2 move to temporary directory

$ cd tmp

step:3 clone driver repository

$ git clone https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8188eu.git

step:4 change directory of cloned repo !

$ cd rtl8188eu

step:5 make the driver for your system (Note: you should have kernal headers to make, google it !)

$ make all

step:6 after successful make

$ sudo make install

step:7 reboot your system

$ sudo reboot

after rebooting you will see the notification light turning on. have a nice day :)

edit: 10/03/2018

As @BradHein suggested step 7 isn't required , just plug out and plug in the adapter again!

  • This is the best answer however as a die hard Linux fan I try to avoid reboots at all cost. In this case, simply unplugging and plugging in the USB Wi-Fi device is sufficient :)
    – Brad Hein
    Dec 20, 2017 at 13:59

Your folder name has spaces in it that make it impossible to compile with make. Remove the spaces and it should compile. Your folder is named /home/kman/Documents/Tplink 722 N V2/rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.3.0.8_13968.20150417 and that is why you see the error ** No rule to make target '722'. as make expects the first thing after the space to be something defined in the Makefile such as modules or install


Regarding to lwfinger driver I had a problem to use it as access point. So I have ported original TP-Link driver to work with kernel 4.9.

I have tested it on kali but I assume you will have no problems to use it with ubuntu: https://github.com/mfruba/kernel/tree/master/drivers/TL-WN722N_v2.0-Ralink

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