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TP-Link TL-WDN3200 N600 Dual-band WiFi Adapter (2,4GHz, 300Mbps, USB 2.0)

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TP-Link TL-WDN3200 N600 Dual-band WiFi Adapter (2,4GHz, 300Mbps, USB 2.0)
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Updated: 23/02/2016 21:33

Review of Linux Compatibility

The TP-Link TL-WDN3200 is a USB WiFi stick with the USB ID 148f:5572:

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 148f:5572 Ralink Technology, Corp.

The stick bases on the Ralink 5572 chipset and is supported by Linux via the kernel module rt5572sta. Unfortunately, this module is not part of the standard kernel (see bug report) yet. Hence, the TL-WDN3200 is not automatically activated by the current distributions, e.g. Ubuntu 12.04.

A Linux driver is available at This driver has to be slightly edited before it can be compiled under Linux.

A already modified version of the driver can be found at and saves the hazzle of editing some files of the rt5572 driver.

After downloading the driver it has to be unpacked:

tar xvf DPO_RT5572_LinuxSTA_2.6.0.1_20120629.tar.bz2.bz2

compiled and installed

cd DPO_RT5572_LinuxSTA_2.6.0.1_20120629
sudo make
sudo make install

Dynamic Kernel Module Support

After each kernel update the driver needs to be recompiled in order to work with the new kernel version. On can use Dynamik Kernel Module Support (DKMS) to automatically have this compilation started at each kernel update.

Under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (or later) the downloaded and unpacked driver has to be configured for DKMS in the following way:

sudo mv DPO_RT5572_LinuxSTA_2.6.0.1_20120629 /usr/src/
sudo ln -s DPO_RT5572_LinuxSTA_2.6.0.1_20120629/ DPO_RT5572_LinuxSTA-
cd /usr/src/DPO_RT5572_LinuxSTA_2.6.0.1_20120629/

During the compilation an error regarding tftpboot shows up, but can be ignored.

The installation of the driver stays the same

sudo make install

but in the source directory of the driver the DKMS configuration file dkms.conf needs to be added and adapted:

# dkms.conf
# für RT5572



MAKE=" 'make' "
CLEAN=" 'make' clean"


To initiate the dkms support for the driver the following command is used:

sudo dkms add -m RT5572 -v

Testing of the configuration can be carried out by:

sudo dkms build -m RT5572 -v
sudo dkms install -m RT5572 -v

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4 Responses to “TP-Link TL-WDN3200 N600 Dual-band WiFi Adapter (2,4GHz, 300Mbps, USB 2.0)”

  • Otto says:

    Bom dia, funcionou muito bem, mas em 5.8 GHz nao esta funcionando. Alguem teve o mesmo problema ?

    Good morning, it worked fine, but 5.8 GHz is not working. Someone had the same problem?

    • LHG-Team says:

      Hello Otto,

      According to its specification the TL-WDN3200 should support frequencies between 5,745 to 5,825GHz. Maybe it is a issue of the driver.

      Could you please send the output of
      tail -f /var/log/syslog
      that appears if the stick is plugged in?

  • Luke Shiels says:

    Thanks for the edited drivers. They worked perfectly on a 512MB RAM Raspberry Pi running Raspberian installed via N.O.O.B.S.

    • mrjayviper says:

      Hi Luke. How did you install it via noobs? I asked because I looked at noobs here ( and I don’t think it can compile source code.

      I tried compiling it in my raspberry pi running raspbian and I got a compile error. thanks

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