Install TP-LINK 150 Mbps Mini Wireless N USB adapter TL-WN723N in UbuntuPosted: September 11, 2011
So, you buy the TP-LINK 150 Mbps Mini Wireless N USB adapter TL-WN723N, plug it into your Linux box running Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and nothing happens. No wireless network, nothing.
You can try the following:
- Create a directory for the new driver
- Get the compressed driver file
- Uncompress it
- Copy the driver file to the newly made directory
At the command line it looks like this:
sudo mkdir /lib/firmware/RTL8192SU wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/37387612/rtl8192sfw.bin.gz gunzip rtl8192sfw.bin.gz sudo mv rtl8192sfw.bin /lib/firmware/RTL8192SU/
This way I got my Wi-Fi dongle to connect to the invisible wireless network I am using. Sometimes it chokes and the connection needs to be re-established, but it works. The Gnome does not show the surrounding wireless networks though, which I know do exist. I just wonder why.