Bug 221426 - TP LINK WN823N Not detected, urtwn driver doesn't load
Summary: TP LINK WN823N Not detected, urtwn driver doesn't load
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: kern (show other bugs)
Version: 11.1-STABLE
Hardware: amd64 Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: freebsd-wireless (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-08-12 05:22 UTC by Amith
Modified: 2019-01-16 23:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Amith 2017-08-12 05:22:45 UTC
This is a TP-LINK product but uses the RTL8192 chipset inside, so urtwn driver should work.

Followed all the steps given in this link, but can't use the TP-LINK USB wifi

Possible solution:

Adding device VID:PID (2357:0109) to the urtwn driver

1. Add the vendor and product to /sys/dev/usb/usbdevs
 (+) vendor TPLINK 0x2357 tplink
 (+) product TPLINK RTL8192CU  0x0109

2. Add the vid:pid to /sys/dev/urtwn/if_urtwn.c
Comment 1 Andriy Voskoboinyk freebsd_committer 2017-08-20 11:15:55 UTC

The urtwn(4) driver does not support this device; support was added only in 12.0-CURRENT (r312680).
Comment 2 Andriy Voskoboinyk freebsd_committer 2019-01-16 23:11:25 UTC
Support for RTL8192EU chipset is in CURRENT since base r312680 (and included into 12.0-RELEASE); the USB id for TP-Link TL-WN823N v2 was added a bit earlier - in base r308460.