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Windows 7: TP-Link USB WLAN Stick Driver Problem

11 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
TP-Link USB WLAN Stick Driver Problem


I have a TP-Link TL-WN821N USB WiFi Stick.
I'd like to use it on a desktop computer (running Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x86).

I tried to install the driver for it but I faced a problem.

Device shows up in device manager as "UB95".
Normally (on other Windows 7 computers) when driver isn't installed, this device shows up the same way BUT has the name "USB 2.0 WLAN".

I tried installing the official latest driver (here), it didn't work. It was still displayed as "UB95".

I uninstalled the driver and installed it manually. When using the "browse for driver" it didn't accept it, however I was sure this "UB95" was my WiFi stick as it appeared when I inserted the stick, so I went ahead and forced install using "got a disk" and browsed for it. I'm sure I have the right driver as I'm also using it on other computers using the same driver.

It installed fine and then it got into the right place in Network Cards, showed up on task bar, but couldn't search for networks. When I wanted to manually connect to a hidden network using the wizard, it reported "Unexcepted error occured"

What should I do?

It seems I have used the wrong driver. The driver is different for each hardware version (which can be determined by the sticker on the wifi adapter). For me it's v3. I downloaded that driver and it worked right away.

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