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TP-Link WN-881ND Too Slow on Windows 7 PC

Last response: in Wireless Networking
November 18, 2013 2:06:12 AM

Last year I bought a TPLink wifi adapter for my computer, and after some issues with the speed I replaced it with a bigpond usb wifi adapter that works alot better.
The issue is, I believe that the TPLink adapter SHOULD work better than the bigpond, so I'm trying to fix it up now. I have tried upgrading the driver (although I was told that it already had the best driver update installed), but I'm still only getting 2 bars, and the program it comes with says I'm getting between 10-34% of signal, or around 1-40mbps
Is there anything I can do to fix this issue?
November 18, 2013 6:38:57 AM

I just had a look around and found out that someone in the house must have changed the Netgear N modem/router to a Linksys G Router and Netgear Modem. I've spent some time putting the Netgear back, which is a dual band, but it seems like the signal for the tplink is getting worst, its now cutting out most the time and I can only get 1mbps. Anyone know whats going wrong?

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November 25, 2013 8:38:08 PM


I just purchased this product and had a similar issue. I was able to get it to work properly while using the windows utility.
Look at the instructions I left in the following thread:

Make sure the driver is installed from the tp-link cd but uninstall their utility. Afterward uninstall the driver manually with the instructions from the link. The process ensures the drivers are put in the proper directory so that windows can install them after a reboot. Hopefully that will solve your issue.