Setup wlan with CentOS 7 on a Banana Pi using a TP-Link USB adapter

There is a Banana Pi 1st generation, that was sitting in my drawer for too long. So I decided to bring it back to life with CentOS to which I’m a newbie. My first target is to use a TL-WN725N Nano-USB Wlan Device to connect to my local network. This guarantees fun and learning, so here we go 🙂

First I downloaded the CentOS BananaPi Image. I used the link provided in their announce last december and grabbed

CentOS-Userland-7-armv7hl-Minimal-1511-BananaPi.img.xz

Then used `dd` to load it on a SD card, put it in the banana and boot that nifty little box.

The first login had to be done with credentials user:’root’ and password:’centos’.
Then install the ‘usbutils’ package to get the ‘lsusb’ command.


%sudo lsusb
....
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adapter

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