TP-Link TL-WN8200ND (300Mbps, WiFi, USB Adapter)

Network 802.11n, TP-Link, USB, WiFi

TP-Link TL-WN8200ND (300Mbps, WiFi, USB Adapter)
Linux compatibility:
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Updated: 28/03/2016 23:26

Review of Linux Compatibility

The TL-WN8200ND by TP-Link is connected to the USB port and bases on the RTL8192CU chipset. The USB adapter has the USB ID 2357:0100

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 2357:0100

and is currently not supported by Linux (e.g. tested with Ubuntu 10.03). Although there are drivers from Realtek for download for the chipset in use, it was not yet possible to use them with the TL-WN8200ND.


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 2 Comments

  • daniel on said:

    I managed to operate this USB adapter using the Realtek Module 8192cu driver
    (following instruction found here)

    Still for some reason it function relatively very slow. The download and upload rates are half of what they supposed to be.
    I have no idea why ? ! ?

    here my lsusb :

    here my lshw :

    broadcast=yes driver=rtl8192cu ip=192.168.1.102 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg

    here is my dmesg | grep 8192

    ReadAdapterInfo8192C
    [ 11.244708] readAdapterInfo_8192CU(): REPLACEMENT = 1
    [ 11.244709] rtl8192cu_hal_deinit
    [11678.663906] rtl8192cu_hal_init in 412ms
    [11680.681893] ==> rtl8192cu_hal_deinit
    [11798.320450] rtl8192cu_hal_init in 416ms
    [11800.338457] ==> rtl8192cu_hal_deinit
    [11917.973042] rtl8192cu_hal_init in 416ms
    [11919.991038] ==> rtl8192cu_hal_deinit
    [12037.617697] rtl8192cu_hal_init in 412ms
    [12039.635590] ==> rtl8192cu_hal_deinit
    [12148.918457] rtl8192cu_hal_init in 416ms
    [12150.223576] SetHwReg8192CU, 5126, RCR= 700060ce
    [12150.265094] rtl8192c_set_FwJoinBssReport_cmd mstatus(1)
    [12601.726439] rtl8192c_sreset_xmit_status_check tx hang
    [12603.724625] rtl8192c_sreset_xmit_status_check tx hang
    [12609.719233] rtl8192c_sreset_xmit_status_check tx hang

    • admin on said:

      Dear Daniel,
      according to your lshw output (your lsusb and lshw outputs were somehow broken in the comment field, but at least the “driver” part was still readable) you are still using the Linux standard driver rtl8192c and not the Realtek driver 8192cu. Maybe the rtl8192c is not blacklisted yet?

      Did you enable the software encoding for the rtl8192c? This might result in a reduced transmission rate.

      Therefore,
      1) try disabling software encoding and see if it increases the transmission rate.
      2) blacklist the rtl8192c and use the Realtek driver 8192cu instead.

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