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[200] TP-LINK TL-WN723N v2 Cross Compiled Drivers
08-19-2012, 04:36 AM
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TP-LINK TL-WN723N v2 Cross Compiled Drivers
I don't known if I'm allowed to post this here but here I go !

I'd bought a TP-LINK TL-WN723N for my C200 few months ago but I didn't notice that was a V2, which has no support in pch kernel. So, I've made a cross compiler and started trying to cross compile the realtek driver (the same for rtl8192cu).

After have some bad moments with pch kernel and Makefile (if anyone need the modified Makefile for rtl8192cu just let me know) I was able to create a module that my C200 can recognized (dmesg was ok with insmod).

But the main problem is make pch work with this wifi.

I've created a folder named usbwifi under /share and put into it 4 files:
S05wifi
S07network
rtl8188.sh
rtl8188cu.ko

The way I found is to modify S05wifi, S07network to create a link for the new driver and create a rtl8188.sh based on the 8192 file and finished adding the following line in start_app.sh:

Code:
mkdir /lib/modules/2.6.22.19-27-4/kernel/drivers/usb
cp /share/usbwifi/rtl8188cu.ko /lib/modules/2.6.22.19-27-4/kernel/drivers/usb
cp /share/usbwifi/S07network /etc/init.d
cp /share/usbwifi/S05wifi /etc/init.d
/share/usbwifi/rtl8188.sh start

The only problem so far is that when I reset the C200, I had to connect to wifi manually.

If anyone want to test this and/or has a better way to implement this, please feel free to do it!

Download:
http://rtl8188cu-c200.googlecode.com/files/usbwifi.zip
Just unzip, put the usbwifi folder into /share and modify start_app.sh with lines mentioned above.

I'm just a linux newbie trying to get a working solution for this dongle.
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08-19-2012, 04:40 AM
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RE: TP-LINK TL-WN723N v2 Cross Compiled Drivers
the only improvement I can think of would be to make it a csi package you could install and then it's pretty simple for anyone to add.
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08-19-2012, 04:42 AM
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RE: TP-LINK TL-WN723N v2 Cross Compiled Drivers
(08-19-2012 04:40 AM)accident Wrote:  the only improvement I can think of would be to make it a csi package you could install and then it's pretty simple for anyone to add.

I was wondering if there's any way to make it connect automatically on boot...but I don't know if this is possible.
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08-19-2012, 04:45 AM
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RE: TP-LINK TL-WN723N v2 Cross Compiled Drivers
does your lines added to start_app not connect? Can you just run the init script after your commands to kick it in?
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08-19-2012, 04:50 AM
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RE: TP-LINK TL-WN723N v2 Cross Compiled Drivers
(08-19-2012 04:45 AM)accident Wrote:  does your lines added to start_app not connect? Can you just run the init script after your commands to kick it in?

I'll make some changes tomorrow (12:46 am here) trying to kick the whole thing by analyzing the wpa_supplicant.conf generated.

I get very confused about the way c200 deals with wifi...but since I got this, it should not be impossible to accomplish this too.

Thans for the idea accident
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08-24-2012, 02:00 PM
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RE: TP-LINK TL-WN723N v2 Cross Compiled Drivers
I'm kind out of time in past days but made some tests with wpa_supplicant.conf with no success. Probably I'm still missing something in /opt/wifi folder. I'll analyze the network files again when I had some spare time to understand correctly how wireless is loaded on C200.
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09-04-2012, 10:31 PM
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RE: TP-LINK TL-WN723N v2 Cross Compiled Drivers
can this work in an A-200??

I just bought the TP-WN723N because i read in the wiki that should work, but it didn't.
Looking in to the problem i found than mi dodgle is V2.2 and the one that work is the V1, but in the wiki don't say enithing about it.
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09-05-2012, 12:41 AM
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RE: TP-LINK TL-WN723N v2 Cross Compiled Drivers
Maybe. You can try the process and see. Any problem you should see the output of dmesg command on telnet
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02-06-2013, 01:59 PM (This post was last modified: 02-06-2013 02:00 PM by SHW.)
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RE: TP-LINK TL-WN723N v2 Cross Compiled Drivers
Hi,

More than 6 months have passed... any luck with the WN723N v2 on the A200? (I really want to get rid of the bridge router and cables I am using to make the wireless connection...)
Lastest firmware is a go?

Thanks for any reply and congrats for the trials.
(really a newbie on NMT/Unix/Linux systems, so dmesg and telnet are not clear for me).

PS> got some clues (automated translations) from some Russian forums... It looks like they did it... somehow...
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02-06-2013, 02:06 PM
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RE: TP-LINK TL-WN723N v2 Cross Compiled Drivers
(02-06-2013 01:59 PM)SHW Wrote:  Hi,

More than 6 months have passed... any luck with the WN723N v2 on the A200? (I really want to get rid of the bridge router and cables I am using to make the wireless connection...)
Lastest firmware is a go?

Thanks for any reply and congrats for the trials.
(really a newbie on NMT/Unix/Linux systems, so dmesg and telnet are not clear for me).

PS> got some clues (automated translations) from some Russian forums... It looks like they did it... somehow...

AFAIK these drivers should work well in A200.
If you follow my steps and still not working, connect via telnet on A200 and run the dmesg command. Post the result here.
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02-07-2013, 12:32 AM
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RE: TP-LINK TL-WN723N v2 Cross Compiled Drivers
Hey black_dragon, thanks for your quick answer. Really appreciated!

Note: You stated that you are a linux newbie... So in "your" scale of knowledge, I put myself as someone that is still trying to find out how to turn his computer on... ;p

Ok, so some words about my A200 experience: all I have done until now is to use it as a pure NMT. I have never connected as root or anything. So I will do some research to collect the knowledge and tools, to at least do the basics by myself, and avoid any dumb question on this side.

Then, and only then, I will be able to try to replicate your footsteps and post my results...

Would it be too painful to ask you for a "dummy proof" step by step procedure? Or maybe any good advise where to start from scratch?

Thanks in advance for your time.
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02-07-2013, 05:50 PM
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RE: TP-LINK TL-WN723N v2 Cross Compiled Drivers
(02-07-2013 12:32 AM)SHW Wrote:  Hey black_dragon, thanks for your quick answer. Really appreciated!

Note: You stated that you are a linux newbie... So in "your" scale of knowledge, I put myself as someone that is still trying to find out how to turn his computer on... ;p

Ok, so some words about my A200 experience: all I have done until now is to use it as a pure NMT. I have never connected as root or anything. So I will do some research to collect the knowledge and tools, to at least do the basics by myself, and avoid any dumb question on this side.

Then, and only then, I will be able to try to replicate your footsteps and post my results...

Would it be too painful to ask you for a "dummy proof" step by step procedure? Or maybe any good advise where to start from scratch?

Thanks in advance for your time.

Sent me a PM.
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03-13-2013, 04:16 PM
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RE: TP-LINK TL-WN723N v2 Cross Compiled Drivers
Hi black_dragon

I'm also in the same boat with a TL-WN723N V2 model. Likewise I am not an expert in Linux commands and would also appreciate some assistance in getting the adapter to work.

I confirm that I have already placed the usbwifi folder in my 'share' (//USB_DRIVE_1) but getting file / directory not found when issuing instructions via telnet.

Regards

Ken
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03-13-2013, 05:50 PM
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RE: TP-LINK TL-WN723N v2 Cross Compiled Drivers
(03-13-2013 04:16 PM)Nemesis247 Wrote:  Hi black_dragon

I'm also in the same boat with a TL-WN723N V2 model. Likewise I am not an expert in Linux commands and would also appreciate some assistance in getting the adapter to work.

I confirm that I have already placed the usbwifi folder in my 'share' (//USB_DRIVE_1) but getting file / directory not found when issuing instructions via telnet.

Regards

Ken

Have you modified the start_app.sh file?
Describe step by step what are you doing.
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03-13-2013, 08:01 PM
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RE: TP-LINK TL-WN723N v2 Cross Compiled Drivers
(03-13-2013 05:50 PM)black_dragon Wrote:  
(03-13-2013 04:16 PM)Nemesis247 Wrote:  Hi black_dragon

I'm also in the same boat with a TL-WN723N V2 model. Likewise I am not an expert in Linux commands and would also appreciate some assistance in getting the adapter to work.

I confirm that I have already placed the usbwifi folder in my 'share' (//USB_DRIVE_1) but getting file / directory not found when issuing instructions via telnet.

Regards

Ken

Have you modified the start_app.sh file?
Describe step by step what are you doing.

Hi black_dragon

Thanks for the response. I get a permission denied error when issuing the '/share/usbwifi/rtl8188.sh start' command, the other commands are fine.

I have rebooted the C200 to see if the USB wifi dongle is recognised, unfortunately it is not. I have no option but wired networks from settings screen on the C200. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Ken
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