Ubuntu: Ubuntu 14.04 - TP-Link TL-WN727N



Question:

I just bought a TP-Link TL-WN727N wireless USB adapter. I plugged it into my machine and booted, but nothing seemed to happen. I ran lsusb and there she was

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp.   

From this thread How do I get a TP-Link TN-WN727N usb wireless stick working? I saw I should try running (note the command is now edited for my device id, 148f 7601)

echo 'install rt2800usb modprobe --ignore-install rt2800usb ; /bin/echo "148f 7601"      > /sys/bus/usb/drivers/rt2800usb/new_id' | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rt2800usb.conf  sudo modprobe -v rt2800usb  

Nothing seemed to happen and I still don't see any wireless networks detected under the network manager menu. iwconfig just prints

eth0      no wireless extensions.  lo        no wireless extensions.  

Thanks in advance


Solution:1

Update for anyone who needs it:

The wireless module did not start after rebooting so I ran sudo modprobe -v rt2800usb

and the wireless worked immediately.

I then removed the blacklisted drivers (which I added earlier) from /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

Next I added rt2800usb to /etc/modules. Rebooted and my wireless starts up automatically.

Sorted


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