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TP-Link WN725N v2 WIFI on the Raspberry PI

TP-Link WN725N v2 on Raspberry Pi at N speeds (150 Mbps). So I managed to get the wireless nano-dongle to work on one of my Raspberry Pi's. It's a TP-Link WN725N version 2. It has N capabilities, and it wasn't easy making sure I got N speeds either, more on that later.
Drivers To get the drivers into the kernel, I used the script downloadable in this forum post:

You might have to edit the script, basically change the part .../phpBB3/... to .../forums/...
Just run the script and reboot.

N-speeds and connecting it to your network  Then we want to make sure we get the N-protocol up and running. The key to this lies in the security settings of the wireless, not the Raspberry Pi.
If you run

iwconfig wlan0

the output should look something like:

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:"SSID"  Nickname:"<WIFI@REALTEK>"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  
Bit Rate:72.2 Mb/s   Sensitivity:0/0