I use Linux Mint 20.1 and am trying to properly install USB WiFi device TP-LINK TL-WN722N v2

I first installed driver R8188eu following instructions from


Also this driver was recommended on following link


Then I followed first Answer from the topic


and tried to instead install driver 8812au

Now when I type

sudo dkms status

I get

rtl8812au,, 5.4.0-77-generic, x86_64: installed

as it should be the case

but when I type

inxi -Fxxxz

I get regarding the mentioned device

Device-3: TP-Link TL-WN722N v2 type: USB driver: r8188eu bus ID: 1-8:8 chip ID: 2357:010c serial: IF: wlxd037454c08ee state: down mac: IF-ID-1: tun0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A

So it's not the same USB driver as I get with dkms status

I have no idea how to change this, as I have uninstalled the first driver, than installed the new one but to no avail.

Operationally wise I can connect to existing wifi network, but I cannot use my wifi adapter to create a hotspot.

Any idea what should be done?

1 Answer 1


OK, this works for linux mint 20.1 regarding USB-WiFi adapter from the topic

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kelebek333/kablosuz
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install rtl8188eu-dkms

After rebooting your mint the adapter is fully functional and can also serve as a hotspot

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