I was helping some folks setting up their PC. They used Edubuntu 13.10 and using a broadband provider. They got a modem connected into a Wireless LAN Access Point (WLAN AP).
They brought TP Link TL-WN725N to connect into the AP. It was suggested by their vendor. Well, it was a cheap one, so I think the vendor was right.
Unfortunately, installing it on Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy) variant wasn’t that easy. Ubuntu 13.10 came with 3.11 kernel. After a long search, I have came up with solution. So, I wrote this tutorial for others to find.
Cut The Chase and Go On
To install this, make sure the PC got the right packages for building kernel modules.
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms
Optionally, if you haven’t got GIT, install it:
sudo apt-get install git
Then, grab the driver’s source code:
git clone https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8188eu
Get into the directory.
sudo make install
Don’t forget to reload the kernel modules dependency.
sudo depmod -aq
Reboot, and enjoy.