Drivers for TP-Link USB Wifi Adapter

I’m trying to install a TP-Link USB Wifi Adapter (model TL-WN725N / RTL8188EUS chipset). This is my go-to for wireless Ubuntu setups, and it works with almost no effort. Unfortunately, I can’t find any consistent docs for FreePBX, CentOS, Debian, etc… Does anyone have a cheat sheet for getting the drivers installed?

cat /proc/version results:

Linux version 3.10.0-1127.19.1.el7.x86_64 ([email protected]) (gcc version 4.8.5 20150623 (Red Hat 4.8.5-39) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Tue Aug 25 17:23:54 UTC 2020

uname -a results:

Linux freepbx.sangoma.local 3.10.0-1127.19.1.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Aug 25 17:23:54 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

lsusb results:

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

iwconfig results:

eth0      no wireless extensions.
lo        no wireless extensions.

ifconfig results:

eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet 192.168.68.105  netmask 255.255.252.0  broadcast 192.168.71.255
        inet6 fe80::8e04:baff:fe9f:a827  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
        inet6 fd46:88ce:911b:701b:8e04:baff:fe9f:a827  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x0<global>
        ether 8c:04:ba:9f:a8:27  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 1060893  bytes 220706553 (210.4 MiB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 1  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 205839  bytes 35460411 (33.8 MiB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
        device interrupt 16  memory 0xd1100000-d1120000  

lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536
        inet 127.0.0.1  netmask 255.0.0.0
        inet6 ::1  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x10<host>
        loop  txqueuelen 1000  (Local Loopback)
        RX packets 957057  bytes 2116942079 (1.9 GiB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 957057  bytes 2116942079 (1.9 GiB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
apt install firmware-realtek

Ironically, this is why I’ve been so cautious. The FreePBX distro does not include apt and the included repos that yum is using does not include firmware-realtek. Was hoping I could find at least one person who has successfully installed the drivers from somewhere. Have you?

the apt sources file should have ‘non-free’ to install license encumbered ‘blobs’ when needed

FreePBX is moving to debian , (I don’t use Redhat but

https://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=kernel-firmware-realtek
)

Are you sure? Running cat /proc/version on my end shows:

Linux version 3.10.0-1127.19.1.el7.x86_64 ([email protected]) (gcc version 4.8.5 20150623 (Red Hat 4.8.5-39) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Tue Aug 25 17:23:54 UTC 2020

No, it’s been a long time since i used RH, and you have a very old Version of Centos, just find an rpm that matches your kernel

What’s the application here? Why can’t you just physically move the PBX a few meters to where an Ethernet jack is available?

Interesting. That’s what shipped with the FreePBX 16 distro ISO I pulled down last week.