I just bought a wifi dongle: TP-Link TL-WN823N, because it was supposed to work out of the box with the rasberry.

So, I have tried raspbian and now I am trying with OSMC.

First of all, if the raspberry is turned on and I connect the dongle it reboots. But it seems that is ok. So, here we are ok.

But then, booting the RPi with the dongle connected to the USB I got no wifi.
(Note: all the output is the same for my actual os (OSMC) than for the raspbian)

$ iwconfig  
lo        no wireless extensions.  
eth0      no wireless extensions.  

Then, I just check connected usbs:

$ lsusb  
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 2357:0109  
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 046d:c534 Logitech, Inc.  
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter  
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9512 Standard Microsystems Corp. LAN9500     Ethernet 10/100 Adapter / SMSC9512/9514 Hub  
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub  

I know that the guy with no name: Bus 001 Device 005: ID 2357:0109 it is the wifi dongle. But I have no clue how to make it recognize.
I tried this: https://github.com/pvaret/rtl8192cu-fixes
But it doesn't work.

3 Answers 3


Ok. Before I write the post, the quicker I find the solution.

I got the good and functional answer from here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=148389

Simply, I needed to install the driver. It seems that is pretty new and it is not included in the kernel (even in a lot of places they recommend this dongle to use it with the RPi).

Anyway, in case the link dies, you can get the drivers from here: http://www.tp-link.com/en/download/TL-WN823N.html#Driver

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    How did you install the driver in rpi ?
    – forzagreen
    Jun 17, 2017 at 17:04

This worked for me with the same device that you are talking about

Step 1: Install the driver using the link:

wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/80256631/install-wifi.tar.gz

tar xzf install-wifi.tar.gz

Step 2:Type this to just check the installation

./install-wifi -h

you are good to go.

this has been used by taking help from the link: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=148389


This is what worked for me

apt-get install wicd
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade # This may take a little while. Be patient.

wget http://downloads.fars-robotics.net/wifi-drivers/install-wifi -O /usr/bin/install-wifi # That's an O not Zero

chmod +x /usr/bin/install-wifi

install-wifi -h

install-wifi # This may take a little while. Be patient.

vi /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

### Add these lines at the end ###
pairwise=CCMP TKIP

vi /etc/modprobe.d/8192eu.conf

#### Change line to look like this ####
options 8192eu rtw_power_mgnt=0 rtw_enusbss=0 rtw_ips_mode=1

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