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TP-LINK TL-WN722 Not showing up

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Hi everyone,

I just bought a WiFi Pineapple Nano and a TP-LINK TL-WN722N USB WiFi card to act as a 3rd host radio.

I've booted the Nano, upgraded the firmware using my Android phone as a USB tether (currently running firmware 1.1.3) but when I attach the TP-Link to the USB socket on the pinepple and boot it, I can't select or see wlan2 from the WiFi Client Mode selection box on the Networking page.

Could anyone give me any tips on what to try? I can see on the advanced tab in USB it shows 'Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9721 802.11n on Bus 001 Device 003 so it looks as though it sees it ok, just not making it available as an interface to allow me to connect to a WiFi network.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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think I may have worked out the issue in that ver 2.0 of these adapters does not use an Atheros chipset so I assume there's no drivers and hence no wlan2 interface.  Looking on Amazon others are stating Linux issues as a result of it being ver 2.0.

Can anyone suggest a good alternative that Amazon sell? (I'm in the UK so ordering from Hak5 would mean long shipping and import duty)

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My Bad, was a different device that wasn’t working, its a TP-LINK TL-WN725N.

dmesg output: -

[54149.033004] usb 2-2: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=8179
[54149.033015] usb 2-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[54149.033023] usb 2-2: Product: 802.11n NIC
[54149.033029] usb 2-2: Manufacturer: Realtek

My TL-WN722N works fine with my Tetra. haven’t used it on nano yet.

dmesg output

[54800.622507] usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0cf3, idProduct=9271
[54800.622519] usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=16, Product=32, SerialNumber=48
[54800.622527] usb 2-1: Product: USB2.0 WLAN
[54800.622533] usb 2-1: Manufacturer: ATHEROS

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