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  • Hi,

    I installed the latest version of Windows 10 IoT (10.0.10240.16384) on my RB Pi 2 B.

    I tried tow USB WiFi adapters - WiPi and TP-LINK TL_WN725N

    Anyhow - no device is recognized and I see no WiFi adapter in the Web interface.

    WiPi (element14) maybe wrong - but the TP-Link is listed under supported devieces...

    Do I have to do something special to "activate" the device?

    Manfred

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 5:18 PM

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  • Hello Manfred,

    Please refer to the detailed page on supported Wi-Fi adapters: http://ms-iot.github.io/content/en-US/win10/SetupWiFi.htm#WiFi_Devices.

    The TP-Link TL_WN725N is supported on MinnowBoard MAX. For Raspberry Pi 2, at present, only this Wi-Fi adapter is supported:http://swag.raspberrypi.org/collections/frontpage/products/official-raspberry-pi-Wifi-dongle

    • Proposed as answer by Tobias Scholze Wednesday, August 12, 2015 6:28 AM
    • Marked as answer by ManniAT1 Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:15 AM
    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 8:32 PM
  • Dear ManniAT,

    Just as Kapil said,  TP-Link TL_WN725N is supported on MinnowBoard MAX.

    I've tested this module, and it works fine.


    Keep Fighting

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:48 AM
  • Thank you for this information.

    Somehow the "supproted adapter page" was formated bad on my browser. So I didn't recognize that there are two comlumns of adapters - one for PI...

    Anyhow - I (Austria) couldn't find this thing on a "nearby" store - so I decided to order one from swag...

    Thank you for the fast answers

    Manfred

    PS: I think more (especially "common") adapters (BT / WiFi) should be supported in the near future.

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:18 AM
  • Hei!

    bud is it possible to import TP-LINK TL_WN725N driver from MinnowBoard MAX to RB2 somehow?

     

    Sunday, August 30, 2015 6:14 AM
  • The fact of limited support for WiFi USB dongles currently holds me back to move the development of my project from Raspian to Windows 10 IOT. In my case it's Netgear N300 WiFi USB Mini Adapter I would like to see supported as this device is very user friendly and widely used in my country.

    Sunday, August 30, 2015 4:58 PM
  • I too am stuck and cannot develop anything using Windows IOT when it supports only a single make of wifi dongles! The whole point of moving from Raspbian to Windows IoT for me was to be able to use VS but if I cannot even connect to the device it's basically useless.
    • Edited by JLoyd63 Saturday, October 17, 2015 10:40 PM
    Saturday, October 17, 2015 10:38 PM
  • https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/usb-hub-and-wi-fi-adaptor

    This is the only in-stock wifi adapter that works with Win 10 IoT

    Sunday, October 18, 2015 8:42 PM
  • TP-LINK WN725N dongle now showing as supported on RPI2:

    http://ms-iot.github.io/content/en-US/win10/SupportedInterfaces.htm#WiFi-Dongles

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 7:19 PM
  • Do you release soon a new build?
    Thursday, November 5, 2015 7:49 AM
  • Is it support TP-LINK WN725 dongle RPI2?

    Which release support the TP-LINK WN725 dongle RPI2 ?

    Thursday, November 5, 2015 9:18 AM
  • The are two hardware versions of TP-LINK WN725N:
    V1 - Realtek RTL8188CUS USB\VID_0BDA&PID_8176
    V2 - Realtek RTL8188EUS USB\VID_0BDA&PID_8179
    Which one is supported on RPI2?

    Moreover, there is no drivers for any of these dongles inside the latest RPI2 image (10.0.10556.0).
    Thursday, November 5, 2015 9:36 AM
  • Only the BCM43143 Chipset of the 2 RPF Products are supported at present

    https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/usb-wifi-dongle
    Thursday, November 5, 2015 11:15 AM
  • The 2 USB/WiFi Broadcom adapter also works on IoT Pi (got one myself). It has the same chipset as the 'official' dongle.

    http://www.broadcom.com/blog/raspberry-pi/want-wi-fi-for-your-raspberry-pi-broadcom-adapter-brings-connectivity-with-less-power/


    riclh

    Thursday, November 5, 2015 8:33 PM
  • TP-LINK WN725N dongle now showing as supported on RPI2:

    http://ms-iot.github.io/content/en-US/win10/SupportedInterfaces.htm#WiFi-Dongles

    I think you're mistaken. The WN725N is only shown as supported by MBM, not PI2. I too overlooked the "Compatible Boards" column in the table, ordered a WN725N v2, and can confirm it is NOT recognized by Window IoT 10 on a Pi 2.

    Unless you know something that I don't, in which case please advise!

    Saturday, November 7, 2015 6:53 PM
  • TP-LINK WN725N dongle now showing as supported on RPI2:

    http://ms-iot.github.io/content/en-US/win10/SupportedInterfaces.htm#WiFi-Dongles

    I think you're mistaken. The WN725N is only shown as supported by MBM, not PI2. I too overlooked the "Compatible Boards" column in the table, ordered a WN725N v2, and can confirm it is NOT recognized by Window IoT 10 on a Pi 2.

    Unless you know something that I don't, in which case please advise!

    There is no mistake! Here is screenshot was taken on November 05:

    You could check it yourself with Google cache.

    Sunday, November 8, 2015 12:03 PM
  • Microsoft made a mistake, it happens, get over it..........

    The Broadcom BCM43143 RPF WiFi are now back in stock and work AOK

    Sunday, November 8, 2015 4:41 PM
  • This was acknowledged as an error by MS.

    http://ms-iot.github.io/content/en-US/win10/SupportedInterfaces.htm#WiFi-Dongles

    does not currently (8th Nov ) show it as supported (yet anyway).

    It is on the 'list of things to do'. It just didn't make the cut for 10556


    riclh

    Sunday, November 8, 2015 8:49 PM
  • TP-LINK WN725N is back again:

    http://ms-iot.github.io/content/en-US/win10/SupportedInterfaces.htm#WiFi-Dongles
    But there is no new image version available at this time for RPi.
    Thursday, November 19, 2015 8:14 AM
  • Temporary solution for TP-LINK TL-WN725N V2 (until new official release) is here:

    Support for the TPLink WiFi dongle on Raspberry Pi2

    Friday, November 27, 2015 9:15 AM
  • Few days ago I have received cheap china WiFi dongle. It has the same chip as TP-LINK TL-WN725N V2 with same hardware id USB\VID_0BDA&PID_8179. It's a good alternative to TL-WN725N, which works fine with latest Windows IoT 10586 release.

    Monday, December 21, 2015 12:59 PM
  • The only problem is this becomes 'buy before you try' if you go with apparent lookalikes to recommended items.

    riclh

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 12:11 PM
  • I have an official WiFi adapter and it is not visible in settings. Do I need to do some massage to OS (10.0.10586.0) to make it working?

    If I boot raspbian I see my network so the problem is not with board or adapter, it is definitely OS. Maybe I missed something and need to install a driver?

    Monday, January 4, 2016 2:30 AM
  • I have a Realteck 8191 USB Wireless WiFi device, as listed at http://ms-iot.github.io/content/en-US/win10/SupportedInterfaces.htm#WiFi-Dongles as supported, but it too is not working - although it works fine when plugged into a laptop.  I have e-mailed Realtek for support, but have gotten nothing back from them.  Is this just suppose to be detected when you plug it in, and boot the raspberry or is there some service or other that I need to start?

    Friday, January 8, 2016 1:17 AM
  • "Realteck 8191 USB Wireless WiFi device" are you sure it is not a clone?

    riclh

    Friday, January 8, 2016 3:07 AM
  • Q. >>> are you sure it is not a clone ...

    A. >>> Yes I am sure it is not a clone, got it here

            


    • Edited by a_Rob_1 Friday, January 8, 2016 11:54 AM
    Friday, January 8, 2016 11:54 AM
  • Good. Just checking. So why do you that that adapter works on apparently everybody else's Pi setup and not yours?

    riclh

    Friday, January 8, 2016 2:30 PM
  • Because, as I posted, it is listed at http://ms-iot.github.io/content/en-US/win10/SupportedInterfaces.htm#WiFi-Dongles as supported (and "Microsoft verified" - whatever that means).
    • Edited by a_Rob_1 Friday, January 8, 2016 9:58 PM
    Friday, January 8, 2016 9:58 PM
  • AFAIK that list is accurate and up to date. Other people are apparently using the adapters that are on that list, including the same as yours. Theirs are working. What is different about your setup or configuration that prevents it working for you.

    There may not be 'root cause' for the failure you see, yet. You can probably help if it is a wider problem as a replicatable case.


    riclh

    Saturday, January 9, 2016 2:11 AM
  • There should not be anything different about my set-up.  I've loaded Windows IOT version 10.0.10586 onto a Raspberry PI 2 Model B.  The Raspberry works well in all other regards, I've tested the USB ports by putting in a usb memory stick and that works fine.  Also, again I have tested the Realtek WFi device in a laptop and it works ok there, just not when plugged into the Raspberry.

    Saturday, January 9, 2016 3:33 AM
  • I re-flashed the OS on the SD Card but that did not help.  Also I tried plugging the WIFI device into a separate powered USB hub and the powered USB hub into the Raspberry but that did not help either.  
    Saturday, January 9, 2016 1:57 PM
  • I have tested two USB WiFi dongles with Windows IoT 10586 release on Raspberry PI 2.

    They both have the same chip: Realtek RTL8188CUS USB\VID_0BDA&PID_8176&REV_0200
    Same as TP-LINK WN725N V1

    Stock drivers from 10586 release does not recognize them!

    But it's possible to install Edimax EW-7811Un drivers for Windows IoT!!!

    Just copy driver files to your RPI2 through file share, connect with powershell, navigate to Edimax drivers directory and run:

    devcon update netrtwlanu.inf "USB\VID_0BDA&PID_8176"

    Result:

    • Edited by komarov.biz Tuesday, January 12, 2016 10:48 AM
    Tuesday, January 12, 2016 10:42 AM
  • Thanks for this. Working great for me so far.
    Friday, January 29, 2016 9:05 PM