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Created July 3, 2017 08:53
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Installing a TP-Link TL-WN722N V2 on Ubuntu 16.04 with Kernel 4.4
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sudo apt-get install git dkms git make build-essential
cd /usr/src
sudo git clone
sudo dkms add ./rtl8188eu
sudo dkms build 8188eu/1.0
sudo dkms install 8188eu/1.0
sudo modprobe 8188eu
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mokorov commented Feb 23, 2018

Yes, it worked! Even in several computers, no problems at all. You just need to plug it out and stick it in again when you get this error: 'modprobe: ERROR: could not insert '8188eu', repeating the command 'sudo modprobe 8188eu'. Perfect. Thank you so much

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Flodip commented Feb 26, 2018

If you get 'modprobe: ERROR: could not insert '8188eu', you can get the current driver module name by typing sudo lshw -C network (source: then removing it with sudo modprobe -r currentDriverName (source: and finally sudo modprobe 8188eu

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nky70 commented Aug 15, 2018

So many thanks, your info helped me a lot.

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I have a problem with monitor mode.
sudo airmon-ng
PHY Interface Driver Chipset

phy0 wlo1 iwlwifi Intel Corporation Device a370 (rev 10)
null wlx503eaa5a11b0 r8188eu
---> this is what is print and i can't use monitor mode.
also ....
dmesg | grep wlx503eaa5a11b0
[ 21.009985] r8188eu 1-3:1.0 wlx503eaa5a11b0: renamed from wlan0
[ 37.644223] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlx503eaa5a11b0: link is not ready
[ 38.078055] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlx503eaa5a11b0: link is not ready
[ 38.306442] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlx503eaa5a11b0: link is not ready
[ 41.103295] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlx503eaa5a11b0: link becomes ready

wlx503eaa5a11b0 is network interface for my TL-WN722N. Any help please?

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Thank you!

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Thanks a lot man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It works on me.
After completing all of commands I just restarted my PC.

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