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December 18, 2013 11:25:22 PM

My TP-LINK TL-WN321G can't connect to internet even it is detected..
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December 19, 2013 6:09:17 AM

Wyrus said:
My TP-LINK TL-WN321G can't connect to internet even it is detected..
That is a very old adapter, there is no way that TP-Link will do any more drivers for it. I would suggest that you try to install the latest drivers that you can find in compatibility mode. If that fails, spend $10 or so and get a new adapter.

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December 19, 2013 4:36:05 PM

RealBeast said:
That is a very old adapter, there is no way that TP-Link will do any more drivers for it. I would suggest that you try to install the latest drivers that you can find in compatibility mode. If that fails, spend $10 or so and get a new adapter.



But my driver is 2013 version..

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December 20, 2013 6:11:53 AM

Wyrus said:
RealBeast said:
That is a very old adapter, there is no way that TP-Link will do any more drivers for it. I would suggest that you try to install the latest drivers that you can find in compatibility mode. If that fails, spend $10 or so and get a new adapter.



But my driver is 2013 version..



The latest driver for that was from 2011 at least from TP-LINK support http://www.tp-link.com/en/support/download/?model=TL-WN...

Is this actually installed properly and just does not connect to the wifi signal? What exactly do you mean by it not working?
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December 20, 2013 8:17:08 AM

Wyrus said:
RealBeast said:
That is a very old adapter, there is no way that TP-Link will do any more drivers for it. I would suggest that you try to install the latest drivers that you can find in compatibility mode. If that fails, spend $10 or so and get a new adapter.



But my driver is 2013 version..



There is none that new, moreover there are 5 different hardware versions and you *must* use the correct version from HERE for your specific card, so check your card carefully to determine the version.

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December 20, 2013 4:40:03 PM

hang-the-9 said:

The latest driver for that was from 2011 at least from TP-LINK support http://www.tp-link.com/en/support/download/?model=TL-WN...

Is this actually installed properly and just does not connect to the wifi signal? What exactly do you mean by it not working?


RealBeast said:

There is none that new, moreover there are 5 different hardware versions and you *must* use the correct version from HERE for your specific card, so check your card carefully to determine the version.


I installed the driver via DriverAgent. So it detected and installed automatically. So now i'm installing THIS. And after installed.... It can't load the device, i think it is getting worst..

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December 20, 2013 7:47:19 PM

So do you actually have the version 5 card? Check it.
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December 20, 2013 11:35:59 PM

RealBeast said:
So do you actually have the version 5 card? Check it.

I have V4 card

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December 21, 2013 5:57:35 AM

Wyrus said:
RealBeast said:
So do you actually have the version 5 card? Check it.

I have V4 card


So get the V4 driver from HERE and try installing it in compatibility mode, right click on the driver package once downloaded, select properties, compatibility tab and select Windows 7.

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December 21, 2013 10:52:33 PM

RealBeast said:

So get the V4 driver from HERE and try installing it in compatibility mode, right click on the driver package once downloaded, select properties, compatibility tab and select Windows 7.


Great... Now it is show "TPLINK wireless adapter" in device manager, so now i installed a corrected driver..


But now the problem is i can't Enable the device..
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December 22, 2013 3:35:50 AM

The is the latest correct driver for your card, perhaps you should spend $10-15 and update it.
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December 23, 2013 6:56:04 AM

Wyrus said:
I installed the driver via DriverAgent. So it detected and installed automatically. So now i'm installing THIS. And after installed.... It can't load the device, i think it is getting worst..



Those automatic driver sites are not the most reliable ways to get drivers. As you can see from the vendor, there is no driver for Windows 8 for any version of that device. "WinXP/Vista/7". You are probably better off looking for another USB WiFi stick with Win 8 support.
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