TP-Link Archer T3U AC1300

cannot find my wifi adapter using ip link command. It only shows the inbuilt wifi adapter.
Am using TP-Link Archer T3U AC1300 Mini Wireless MU-MIMO USB Adapter.

The lsusb output is:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04f2:b40e Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd HP Truevision HD camera
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 2357:012d TP-Link 802.11ac NIC
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

The inxi -SMNxxxz output is
System: Host: oldmonk Kernel: 5.4.2-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.2.0 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.17.4
tk: Qt 5.13.2 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine: Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC v: 098C110000404100000610180
serial: Chassis: type: 10 serial:
Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 2166 v: 29.42 serial: UEFI: Insyde v: F.69 date: 06/06/2016
Network: Device-1: Ralink RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rt2800pci v: 2.3.0 port: 6040
bus ID: 08:00.0 chip ID: 1814:3290
Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 4000
bus ID: 09:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8136
Device-3: TP-Link 802.11ac NIC type: USB driver: usb-network bus ID: 2-1:2 chip ID: 2357:012d serial:

rfkill list gives

0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

BUT ip link gives

1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
2: eno1: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc fq_codel state DOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
link/ether a0:1d:48:e3:42:7e brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
3: wlo1: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP mode DORMANT group default qlen 1000
link/ether 54:35:30:60:24:f9 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff

not able to see my tplink usb wifi adapter in this

am a newbie Please help!!!!

Seems like it's picking up the device but you have no connectivity. I feel like this is my answer to everything at the moment, but try a different kernel, 5.3 or 4.19. Lots of people are having connectivity issues with the new 5.4 kernel (myself included, also using a tplink adaptor).

Out of curiosity, are you able to connect with the internal wifi adaptor?

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Have you properly installed the driver?

Install kernel 4.19 or 5.3.

Install the kernel headers:

sudo pacman -S $(pacman -Qsq "^linux" | grep "^linux[0-9]*[-rt]*$" | awk '{print $1"-headers"}' ORS=' ')

Install the driver from AUR:


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