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I'm new to ubuntu and linux. I recently installed elementary OS a few months ago on my Dell N4050 laptop. It has a built-in wireless adapter which is working fine. I then bought a TP LINK WN822N Wireless USB Adapter but for some reason I can't get it to work.

I have tried the steps mentioned here

sudo apt-get install git
git clone https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new.git cd rtlwifi_new make sudo
make install

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hanipouspilot/rtlwifi 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rtl8192cu-dkms

However, the steps above did not work for me. I tried going to Settings > Network but did not see another WIFI adapter.

I also tried downloading the drivers from TP Link site here and downloaded this driver. I followed the PDF installation guide included but I get an error during sudo make. I don't have the exact error right now as I'm not at home but I can add it here later.

I also tried installing the Driver Manager of Linux Mint to see if it can install the driver. However, it did not work as well.

Appreciate any help on this.

UPDATE

I found this link and will give it a try later. Will post updates.

UPDATE 10-29-2016

I tried the steps in the link above. Every step succeeded but it seems that the wireless adapter is still not detected even after reboot.

lsub

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0c45:643e Microdia 
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0a5c:21bc Broadcom Corp. BCM2070 Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:c52f Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

UPDATE 10-31-2016

Recently found out that I'm using TL-WN822N v4 and it seems that it might not yet be supported.

Hopefully drivers will come up in the future.

  • Thanks for this solution, finally it works! All I need to do now is get it working as a local hotspot... --------------------- actually, I spoke too soon. The WiFi adaptor worked until I restarted, then it was gone again. Any idea how to resolve this? Thanks – Jamie Young Jan 6 '17 at 16:06
  • when i try "modprobe 8192eu" i got the result like this modprobe: FATAL: Module 8192eu not found in directory /lib/modules/4.6.0-kali1-amd64 any body help me ? how to fix it ? – Deby zulkarnain Mar 1 '17 at 14:56
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The module is not loading automatically. You can run: sudo modprobe 8192eu If it works the adapter, you can add the line 8192eu in the /etc/modules.conf file and try restart.

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This adapter is compatible with the rtl8192eu driver, you can install it with the following commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install git
git clone https://github.com/jeremyb31/rtl8192eu-linux-driver
cd rtl8192eu-linux-driver
make
sudo make install
sudo modprobe 8192eu
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  • Mange's github might be better for someone if kernel updates are automatic as Mange has added dkms support – Jeremy31 Jan 8 '17 at 14:53
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root@mahardika:~# ls -l /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/build
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 42 Des  8 08:33 /lib/modules/4.8.0-kali2-686-pae/build -> /usr/src/linux-headers-4.8.0-kali2-686-pae

root@mahardika:~# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 0930:0214 Toshiba Corp. 
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 04f3:0235 Elan Microelectronics Corp. 
*Bus 002 Device 003: ID 2357:0108*  *(need solution for this problem)*
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 003: ID 10f1:1a2a Importek Laptop Integrated Webcam
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
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