Help installing drivers - TP-Link TL-WN772N v2

I am not new to Linux, but I am new to OpenWrt. I am trying to get a TP-Link TL-WN772N v2 working, as I previously got it working on raspbian and was hoping there would be just as few issues. However, this was not the case. I have found a driver at, and just need to install it. Could someone help with that?

I am running 18.06.4, on a raspberry pi 0 w, and am following instructions at in hopes of setting up a vpn hotspot. All I need help with for now is driver compiling and installation though.

I've gotten to make all in the instructions on github, but even after some troubleshooting I get root@OpenWrt:/rtl8188eus# make all /bin/sh: cc: not found (standard_in) 1: syntax error make ARCH=armv6l CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/4.9.184/build M=/rtl8188eus modules make[1]: *** /lib/modules/4.9.184/build: No such file or directory. Stop. make: *** [Makefile:1911: modules] Error 2

OpenWrt is generally not able to "build itself" the way that a full-blown, desktop/server distro can.

You would need to "package" the source code as a package and build it within the OpenWrt build system on a build host.

As it looks to produce a kernel module, building an entire image is much, much easier than trying to exactly match the kernel source and configuration (kernel "fingerprint") required for opkg to install the module

Alright, that's rather disappointing. I'll let you know how it goes.