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Windows 7: Wifi Adapter TP Link 851ND drivers install yet still not functioning

12 Dec 2016   #1
alphabetagamma

windows 7 64 bit ultimate
 
 
Wifi Adapter TP Link 851ND drivers install yet still not functioning



Can someone please help me? I'm on a PC.


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12 Dec 2016   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello and welcome alphabetagamma mate what are you trying to connect to? a wifi modem / router?

If so then generally one has to click on the network bars on the taskbar to see what net devices are available once you get there and find for example the modem and click connect it will usually ask for a password for that device. See pic


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13 Dec 2016   #3
alphabetagamma

windows 7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the reply

I'm trying to connect to my wifi network. But I can't even see the available ones
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13 Dec 2016   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok mate so do you have the network symbol in the notification area? see pic if so click on it and it should open up a window with available networks listed in it. Now if you have a modem you regularly use click on that one and clcik Connect - it should then ask for the password unless you have connected before and it would have been saved by your system.

Let us know what you find.


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13 Dec 2016   #5
alphabetagamma

windows 7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

I know what it is it just says that there are no connections available even though there are at least few free wifi networks (in my neighborhood) that my smartphone can pick up, but something is wrong with probably the configuration of my wifi adapter.
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13 Dec 2016   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

OK lets have some system specs now because I agree the network card or adaptor is obviously not up to scratch.
So please follow this - I should have asked earlier because really it is very hard to work without knowing what one is working with.
System Info - See Your System Specs
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13 Dec 2016   #7
alphabetagamma

windows 7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

ok try now
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13 Dec 2016   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok thanks for the specs now just where did you install the driver for this card from. I ask because a lot of software on disks that come with hardware is very often out of date by the time you buy it so try this driver
Download for TL-WN851ND

Plus I am assuming you have that little symbol on the taskbar?? if not then it might be worth running these in fact to be honest run them anyway
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
Run these in safe mode and the sfc often best run for two to three runs you can leave out the /r switch in ckdsk if you feel it not necessary
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13 Dec 2016   #9
alphabetagamma

windows 7 64 bit ultimate
 
 

I used the driver files from the CD it came with and the link you provided. None of them worked.

I also think it's worth mentioning I have an ethernet/modem connection set up with my PC but I disabled it and only left the wireless one
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13 Dec 2016   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

So two things mate I think I asked earlier a) do you have a wifi modem/router? and b) is there a yellow triangle next to the TP-Link adaptor?

If you have a modem/router then what brand and model is it??

Edit I have just thought too I am assuming too that you have unhooked the Ethernet cable you say you have running?
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