The manufacturer commented on the review belowSee comments This was supposed to work out of the box with my Raspberry PI, but by the time I ordered TP Link had changed the chipset. They kept the model number the same (and my adapter has the same chip that is in V2, but doesn't even say V2). Although you can get a rtl8188eu driver off of github, it adds work and is not yet stable in my experience. There is a company called Pluggable which explicitly supports Linux by telling you what chipset is in their adapters. I bought one of their adapters, which cost $2 more than the TP Link, and have been happy since.