How to get a TP-Link TL-WDN3200 usb wireless device to work on ubuntu linux
At least on the Linux amd64 3.2.0-36-generic kernel, here is how it works: go to Mediatek Linux Driver page. This is for the RT5572 driver. Download it. Extract the bz2 file using tar xvf. Then edit the file os/linux/config.mk.
“ ** Build for being controlled by NetworkManager or wpa_supplicant wext functions
Please set ‘HAS_WPA_SUPPLICANT=y’ and ‘HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT_SUPPORT=y’.”
Then make and make install should get the driver added. I had trouble connecting to a wpa2 router at first but after copypasting the wpa2 key in a few times it worked. I may have to blacklist some other drivers to get it to work flawlessly.
The tl-wdn3200 is a cheap reliable wireless n device I bought to connect to my new dd-wrt router, which supports a torrent client and samba from a connected usb drive. It also supports up to 8 separate AP’s from the same device, making it easier to charge my neighbors money for internet usage.