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Postby PeterOD » June 10th, 2017, 9:23 pm

HI - total newbie.
I have installed Debian Jessie on a Dell Optiplex 755. I want to connect to my WiFi and I have bought a TP-Link TL-WN823N. TP-Link do not appear to have any drivers for Linux.
Where can I get a driver and how do I install it?
Thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: TP-Link

Postby Pick2 » June 10th, 2017, 9:49 pm

You will need to enable "non-free" repos in your /etc/apt/sources.list and install the proper wifi driver , OR
Install the proper non-free package manually.

you can google "debian enable non-free repos"
Or here are a few links to get you started:

http://ask.xmodulo.com/install-nonfree- ... ebian.html
https://blog.mypapit.net/2011/08/how-to ... linux.html
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Re: TP-Link

Postby PeterOD » June 12th, 2017, 6:36 am

Thanks Pick 2 for you reply and help - I'm working on it! It's all learning curve for me.
I've updated sources.lst and I'm trying to get my wifi router and linux pc closer together so that i ca connect via ethernet and update the files.
I'll let you know how I get on.

Thanks again

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Re: TP-Link

Postby cynwulf » June 12th, 2017, 7:25 am

The device is listed here: https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Rtl8192cu

Seems to be based on the RTL8192CU chipset.

https://wiki.debian.org/rtl819x

With Linux and other *nix the vendor is not so important. The chip on the device is. Drivers are almost always included in the kernel and are not sourced from vendor websites.
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Re: TP-Link

Postby PeterOD » June 13th, 2017, 8:10 pm

You must think I am totally thick; and I guess when I come to Linux that must be true!

I've done everything you guys suggest (I think) and yet I can't seem to get my router to connect to the TP-Link USB device.

I feel that I may just be one small step away - but maybe I'm dreaming.

Thanks for your help guys - c'mon just push me over the top.

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Re: TP-Link

Postby cynwulf » June 15th, 2017, 2:39 pm

List what you've done so far and someone might be able to help you or point you in the right direction.
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