TP-link TL-WN725N not working with Mageia 7.1 (64bit)

TP-link TL-WN725N not working with Mageia 7.1 (64bit)

Postby woody63 » Nov 16th, '19, 16:43

Hi all,

I have USB Wireless adaptor (wlp0s29u1u5:Realtek 801.11n nic) which worked ok with Mageia 6 but having done a fresh install of Mageia 7.1, when i try to start up the wireless interface via MCC, i get the following error:

Problems occurred during the network connectivity test
this can be caused by invalid network configuration, or problems with your modem or router.
You might want to relaunch the configuration to verify the connection settings

I know the wireless adapter works ok on the same H/W via Win10 so can rule out the PC and Wireless router.

Any ideas how i best go about fixing this?

thanks
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Re: TP-link TL-WN725N not working with Mageia 7.1 (64bit)

Postby doktor5000 » Nov 17th, '19, 15:47

It would help if you would post the full vendor/product ID as shown in the output of e.g. lspcidrake -v or lspci -nnk.
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Re: TP-link TL-WN725N not working with Mageia 7.1 (64bit)

Postby woody63 » Nov 19th, '19, 19:57

Hi Doktor, thanks for your help with this. Below is the information you requested:
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lspci -nnk
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller [8086:0040] (rev 12)
        Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040d]
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0042] (rev 12)
        Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040d]
        Kernel driver in use: i915
        Kernel modules: i915
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller [8086:3b64] (rev 06)
        Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040d]
        Kernel driver in use: mei_me
        Kernel modules: mei_me
00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller [8086:3b3c] (rev 06)
        Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040d]
        Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
        Kernel modules: ehci_pci
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio [8086:3b56] (rev 06)
        Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040d]
        Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
        Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:3b42] (rev 06)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:3b44] (rev 06)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 6 [8086:3b4c] (rev 06)
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller [8086:3b34] (rev 06)
        Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040d]
        Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
        Kernel modules: ehci_pci
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev a6)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation H57 Chipset LPC Interface Controller [8086:3b08] (rev 06)
        Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040d]
        Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
        Kernel modules: lpc_ich
00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA IDE Controller [8086:3b20] (rev 06)
        Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040d]
        Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
        Kernel modules: ata_piix, pata_acpi, ata_generic, ide_pci_generic
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller [8086:3b30] (rev 06)
        Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040d]
        Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
        Kernel modules: i2c_i801
00:1f.5 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 2 port SATA IDE Controller [8086:3b26] (rev 06)
        Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040d]
        Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
        Kernel modules: ata_piix, pata_acpi, ata_generic, ide_pci_generic
02:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6315 Series Firewire Controller [1106:3403]
        Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040d]
        Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
        Kernel modules: firewire_ohci
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:1692] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040d]
        Kernel driver in use: tg3
        Kernel modules: tg3
ff:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers [8086:2c61] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]
ff:00.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder [8086:2d01] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]
ff:02.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 [8086:2d10] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]
ff:02.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 1st Generation Core i3/5/7 Processor QPI Physical 0 [8086:2d11] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]
ff:02.2 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 1st Generation Core i3/5/7 Processor Reserved [8086:2d12] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]
ff:02.3 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 1st Generation Core i3/5/7 Processor Reserved [8086:2d13] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]

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lsusb
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 18e3:9106 Fitipower Integrated Technology Inc
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 413c:3012 Dell Computer Corp. Optical Wheel Mouse
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 413c:2105 Dell Computer Corp. Model L100 Keyboard
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub



Let me know if you need anything else.

thx
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Re: TP-link TL-WN725N not working with Mageia 7.1 (64bit)

Postby doktor5000 » Nov 19th, '19, 23:47

woody63 wrote:Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter

According to e.g. https://wiki.debian.org/rtl819x#r8188eu this should work with the r8188eu driver.
And you should have the package rtlwifi-firmware installed already (which comes from the nonfree repositories). Is that the case ?
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Re: TP-link TL-WN725N not working with Mageia 7.1 (64bit)

Postby woody63 » Nov 22nd, '19, 15:05

Hi there, yes that is the case.
If it helps, I uninstalled and reinstalled the driver but still have the same issue.
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Re: TP-link TL-WN725N not working with Mageia 7.1 (64bit)

Postby doktor5000 » Nov 22nd, '19, 18:18

Hmmm, maybe you want to have a look at viewtopic.php?f=25&t=9071 or maybe viewtopic.php?f=25&t=11121
Although someone also posted that he didn't get the driver to work with TP-Link TL-WN725N, but that was quite a while ago - viewtopic.php?f=15&t=8275
The problem seems to be that there are at least 2 different TPlink adapters with ID 0bda:8179 and they have different chipsets ... see https://github.com/pvaret/rtl8192cu-fix ... -193176635 which explains this.

What you could try, to get some more information - unplug your adapter, open a terminal and as root run
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journalctl -af

and leave that running. Then plugin the adapter, and wait a few seconds again. Then post the whole output here.

You can also try to manually load the driver, so you can see if there are any additional messages that might provide a hint, maybe a missing firmware or something like that.
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modprobe r8188eu


You can also try the newer rtl8xxxu driver which might also work.

Overall I'd recommend simply getting another adapter with a different chipset ...
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Re: TP-link TL-WN725N not working with Mageia 7.1 (64bit)

Postby woody63 » Nov 27th, '19, 21:47

Doktor, many thanks for your efforts and advice.

I will invest in another wifi device... any recommendations?
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Re: TP-link TL-WN725N not working with Mageia 7.1 (64bit)

Postby johnpenguin » Dec 5th, '19, 02:32

Devices based on Atheros chips usually work very well with Linux.
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Re: TP-link TL-WN725N not working with Mageia 7.1 (64bit)

Postby SmithAsani » Dec 31st, '20, 17:25

Hi...I am experiencing another huge issue. My wireless association would not give me over 2% (max 15%) of sign. More often than not, it doesn't work.

I have experienced a few strings on this. It appears to be this minuscule TP-LINK USB card has issues with speed/association. I don't get any speed even subsequent to sitting directly before my Wi-fi switch. The bars are only not there, however the card has green flickering lights (it is associated, as it at some point works, yet exceptionally moderate).

I am truly trusting that you could assist me with investigating this?
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Re: TP-link TL-WN725N not working with Mageia 7.1 (64bit)

Postby doktor5000 » Jan 1st, '21, 23:01

Hi there, please open a separate thread for that, hijacking other peoples threads is disregarded.
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