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TP-Link TL-WN725N version 2 in Raspbian 2014-01-07-wheezy-raspbian with kernel 3.10.25+

UPDATE: Read this post if you have another version of the kernel and want use a script to compile the driver by yourself: New script to compile TP-Link TL-WN725N version 2 lwfinger driver in Raspbian

Thanks to http://www.mendrugox.net I’ve been able to use the TP-Link TL-WN725N version 2 in the latest Raspbian 2014-01-07-wheezy-raspbian with kernel 3.10.25+. This was the procedure:

wget -O 8188eu_31024_614.zip http://www.mendrugox.net/downloads/14
unzip 8188eu_31024_614.zip
sudo mv 8188eu.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
sudo chown root:root /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8188eu.ko
sudo mv rtl8188eufw.bin /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/
sudo chown root:root /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8188eufw.bin
sudo depmod -a
sudo modprobe 8188eu

Edit /etc/netwok/interfaces like this and add your networks SSID and password:

auto lo

iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp

allow-hotplug wlan0
auto wlan0

iface wlan0 inet dhcp
        wpa-ssid "YOUR-NETWORK-SSID"
        wpa-psk "YOUR-PASSWORD"

Then reboot your Raspberry Pi and it should connect to your wifi network automatically. You should see the wlan0 device when running ifconfig:

$ ifconfig
wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr a0:f3:c1:14:53:ca
          inet addr:192.168.2.121  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:96 errors:0 dropped:4 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:21 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:18513 (18.0 KiB)  TX bytes:2746 (2.6 KiB)

TP-Link TL-WN725N

Ref: http://www.mendrugox.net/2013/08/tp-link-tl-wn725n-v2-working-on-raspberry-raspbian/