Sep 022013
 

Update:

This image only works with NOOBS v1.2.1. In NOOBS v1.3 some structural changes bar it from working.

We have, though, released the driver in our repository, for an easy installation – thus, this image should not be necessary, except for academical purposes.

Go to this article to read about the installation of the driver for TP-Link TL-Wn725N from our repository. (Easy!)

 

Original Article follows:

We hereby present the Raspberry Pi community a NOOBS image with preinstalled Raspbian TP-Link TL-WN725N v2.0 driver.

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Download it here

This archive contains a Raspbian Wheezy HF with

  • updates as of 01.09.2013
  • preinstalled TP-Link TL-WN725N v2.0 WiFi driver
  • preinstalled pi3g repository

Installation instructions

Insert an SD card with NOOBS on it. Delete one or several of the other images in the SD card’s /images folder – you need to free up about 350 MB of space. We suggest to remove the Raspbian image, as this image can serve as an enhanced drop-in replacement.
Go to the top folder of the SD card. Copy the contents of this archive into it (preserving folder structure). When asked whether you want to overwrite “A.png”, say “yes”. (This will add our slides with further information and instructions).
Remove the SD card. Insert it into a Raspberry Pi, boot. Press “Shift” during the boot process, to enter the rescue mode.
Select “pi3g-tplink-v2” to install, and be patient while the image is extracted and installed.
Click OK when the image installation process has been finished.

After the reboot process you will be presented with raspi-config. It is highly advisable to set at least your keyboard layout here. You can continue to use the system like any other normal Raspbian installation.

“ifconfig” should now show you your TP-Link WiFi Adapter.

Customized Raspberry Pi solutions

This image was prepared by pi3g.com
We can provide a customized Raspberry Pi solution for you, too. Contact us today!

Thanks

Thank you to: mr-minifig @ GitHUB, whose script was used in the preparation of this image for NOOBS. And of course to the authors of the WiFi driver, and MrEngman from the Raspberry Pi Forum!

  • pi3g

    Also thanks to Christijan van Steenbeek, who inspired us to do this image in the comments. He’s one of the lucky winners of our 16 GB Class 10 card, for the suggestion of the month! Yes folks, that contest is still running – looking forward to YOUR suggestions :-)

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  • ilan_katin

    I have an SD card with NOOBS. But I do not have a file named “A.png” in it. I have the latest NOOBS downloaded.

  • ilan_katin

    There is also no “/images” directory at the root level of the SD card.

    • pi3g

      Sorry for the late reply.

      In the latest NOOBS v1.3 file setup has changed, there is no easy way to use this image with it, unfortunately.

      We are investigating this, and how to release images for it, in the future.

      In the meantime, please install the driver through our repository

      http://blog.pi3g.com/2013/10/easy-tp-link-tl-wn725-driver-installation/

  • ilan_katin

    Thank you for the response. I managed to install the ‘right’ driver through the command line. Only problem is now that the connection keeps on failing. Another road for me now.

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