TP-Link WN8200ND V2 driver for Linux
This is the Linux driver for TP-LINK WN8200ND V2. After many tries i finally managed to get it working
The V2 model of the Wifi adapter uses RTL8192EU (unlike the original which uses RTL8192CU). However the drivers that can be found on TP-LINK's site won't compile under Ubuntu 18.04 (or any newer Linux kernel for that matter) But the rtl8192eu-linux-driver doesn't recognize the usbid of this card (2357:0126) so what i did is i copied osdep/linux/usb_intf.c to rtl8192eu-linux-driver and suddenly everything worked
You will need build-essentials (or base-devel if you are on Arch) or kernel headers, compiler...
$ git clone https://github.com/luckynzm/tlwn8200nddriver.git $ cd tlwn8200nddriver $ sudo dkms add . $ sudo dkms install rtl8192eu/1.0 This will take some time
Enabling on Ubuntu and derivatives (like Linux Mint)
# nano /etc/modules Put the 8192eu at the end of the file # reboot (if you want to).
Enabling on Arch/Manjaro
# nano /etc/modules-load.d/rtl8192eu.conf Put the 8192eu at the end of the file If that doesn't work try putting rt8192eu instead. # reboot (optional)
Verify that the driver has loaded:
$ lsmod | grep 8192eu 8192eu 1101824 0 cfg80211 614400 4 iwlmvm,iwlwifi,mac80211,8192eu
If the output is empty try:
sudo modprobe 8192eu
and then verify again.
modprobe fails with
Required key not available you may have to disable secure boot since you are trying to
load an unsigned kernel module. Go here for more information.
The activity LED on the usb adapter doesn't turn on The kernel spams alot of messages during startup about the driver
I don't really know who has the copyright to this driver but i would like to thank the contributors of rtl8192eu-linux-driver for fixing the driver for newer kernels I felt the need to share this driver because i've seen a lot of people can't get this adapter working on Linux