Raspberry Pi wifi with tplink


I want to configure wifi on my pi.It detects it in ifconfig when i ssh it through ethernet.
But it dosent create the network "astrobox"
I also did sudo nano thing with my own network password.


@karan the software works and has been tested using the wifi dongle listed here:

If you use something else, you would need to manually configure it at the system level and the hotspot might not work.


karan, I presume you are talking about the TP-Link TL-WN725N V2 adapter?

In that case, I succeeded on installing it on Astroprint (on RPi2, although RPi1 should be even simpler). Basically if you have RPi2 you can SSH into your AstroBox (while connected via ethernet), and run the following command:

sudo wget https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8188eu/raw/c83976d1dfb4793893158461430261562b3a5bf0/rtl8188eufw.bin -O /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8188eufw.bin

After running that command, you should restart RPi by issuing

sudo reboot

This solution was provided by user unameme on RaspberryPi forums (link here).

If you have RPi1 though, you’ll have to search further (but you could probably find relavant data on the same link).

Also, I don’t think that adapter supports hostspot feature (it is called concurrent mode), but I’m not 100% sure.

Oh, and, by the way, Daniel and rest of the team, thanks for creating AstroPrint, it rocks! :slight_smile:


You have to configure TP Link Manually and please check the hotspot is off.