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Installation of a TP-Link TL-WN823N usb wifi dongle - SOLVED

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Re: Installation of a TP-Link TL-WN823N usb wifi dongle

#11 Post by aus9 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:58 am

thanks Paul..

the debian wiki does not have the correct module so me thinks we need to build it

give me some time I should be able to build it and then guide OP thru future builds,
currently on a liquorix kernel will downloading OP kernel as we are both on 64 bit
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Re: Installation of a TP-Link TL-WN823N usb wifi dongle

#12 Post by Paul.. » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:17 am

Sounds like a plan, aus9. I found this driver detection code in an installer built for raspberrypi but it shows that the obscure hardware signature 2357 does = driver 8192eu, which is what is included when you download from TP-Link via the link I posted. Good possibility it will work after compile.

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# check for rtl8192eu compatible driver
    elif cat .lsusb | grep -i '2001:3319\|0BDA:818C\|0BDA:818B\|2357:0107\|2357:0108\|2357:0109' ; then
        driver=8192eu

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Re: Installation of a TP-Link TL-WN823N usb wifi dongle

#13 Post by aus9 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:20 am

Paul...

Have you built it for RPi or for a 64 bit PC, to save me compiling it?
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Re: Installation of a TP-Link TL-WN823N usb wifi dongle

#14 Post by Paul.. » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:38 am

Sorry, I haven't.

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Re: Installation of a TP-Link TL-WN823N usb wifi dongle

#15 Post by Paul.. » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:48 am


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Re: Installation of a TP-Link TL-WN823N usb wifi dongle

#16 Post by aus9 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:57 am

thanks thats my link from post 4, as I am getting a compile error for the first stuff I will now try this other source
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Re: Installation of a TP-Link TL-WN823N usb wifi dongle

#17 Post by aus9 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:58 am

starting compile now
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Re: Installation of a TP-Link TL-WN823N usb wifi dongle

#18 Post by kmathern » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:59 am

I see in the 4.9 kernel that there actually is a "rtl8xxxu" module that looks like it is what supports the rtl8192eu device, I don't have the 4.7 kernel installed anymore so I don't know if the rtl8xxxu module is also in it as well. The 4.9 kernel was just added yesterday to jessie-backports, the rtl8xxxu module is also in the 4.9 liquorix kernel that's in the mx testrepo.

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$ /sbin/modinfo rtl8xxxu 
filename:       /lib/modules/4.9.0-0.bpo.1-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtl8xxxu/rtl8xxxu.ko
firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8723bu_bt.bin
firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8723bu_nic.bin
firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8192eu_nic.bin
firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw_TMSC.bin
firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw_B.bin
firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw_A.bin
firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8723aufw_B_NoBT.bin
firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8723aufw_B.bin
firmware:       rtlwifi/rtl8723aufw_A.bin
license:        GPL
description:    RTL8XXXu USB mac80211 Wireless LAN Driver
author:         Jes Sorensen <Jes.Sorensen@redhat.com>
alias:          usb:v0BDApB720d*dc*dsc*dp*icFFiscFFipFFin*
alias:          usb:v2357p0109d*dc*dsc*dp*icFFiscFFipFFin*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp818Bd*dc*dsc*dp*icFFiscFFipFFin*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp0724d*dc*dsc*dp*icFFiscFFipFFin*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp1724d*dc*dsc*dp*icFFiscFFipFFin*
alias:          usb:v0BDAp8724d*dc*dsc*dp*icFFiscFFipFFin*
depends:        mac80211,usbcore
intree:         Y
vermagic:       4.9.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 SMP mod_unload modversions 
parm:           debug:Set debug mask (int)
parm:           ht40_2g:Enable HT40 support on the 2.4GHz band (bool)
parm:           dma_aggregation:Enable DMA packet aggregation (bool)
parm:           dma_agg_timeout:Set DMA aggregation timeout (range 1-127) (int)
parm:           dma_agg_pages:Set DMA aggregation pages (range 1-127, 0 to disable) (int)

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Re: Installation of a TP-Link TL-WN823N usb wifi dongle

#19 Post by texchuck » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:11 am

Paul..

Good find. However, that driver was my first try. You have to compile it. I followed the TP-Link instructions without success. Make file didn't work. It is made for a Ubuntu 14 distro from a couple of years ago. Don't know what difference that makes.

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Re: Installation of a TP-Link TL-WN823N usb wifi dongle

#20 Post by aus9 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:12 am

kmathern

now you tell me ;)

texchuck

compile is complete

download the kernel module
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xkpnwqtv5qiqw ... eu.ko?dl=0

its about 1.6 Mb

use root powers to install into

/lib/modules/4.7.0-0.bpo.1-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/

then open a terminal and run this command

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sudo depmod -a
if you then view modules.alias file at lib/modules the bottom of the file shows the kernel module has been added to my system
--it won't work for me as I don't have it

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if it does not work or if you prefer to go to the 4.9 series be my guest
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