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    Question TP Link Wireless Driver

    I have installed windows 8 consumer preview succesfully, but the driver installation failed. It shows in device manager with exclamation mark that it needs to update driver. I have tried many steps:

    - Install the setup.exe as it is, failed as it checks the OS.
    - Run the setup.exe by compatibility mode (Win 7 64 bit), but the device driver is still not installed.
    - Manuall add hardware drivers, but still cannot work.

    Any other way to install such driver?

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    Default Re: TP Link Wireless Driver

    I have the same issue.

    Installed W8CM today, only to find that the wireless card wasn't recognized on first boot. Downloaded drivers off the TP-Link site, and installed them. Things were going well, and the installation went off without the hitch. Unfortunately, there was no chance after the installation, so I jumped into device manager, and sure enough, there was a 'network controller' still there.

    Tried to force it to use the TP-Link drivers by manually updating, but it errors along these lines:
    "The hash fore the file is not present in the specified catalog file. The file is likely corrpt or the victim of tampering"

    ... and doesn't complete the driver update. Need a fix ASAP as this is a fairly major bump in the road.

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    Default Re: TP Link Wireless Driver

    Make sure you have selected the right model of TP-Link wireless driver. Download the correct driver for your adapter.

    then extract the downloaded file, or insert the driver CD into the CD ROM of your computer.

    Right-click on My Computer on desktop and select Properties;

    Click Device Manager on the left side.

    Find and select the adapter, it might be in the Network Adapter or Other devices section. Right click it, and select Update Driver Software…

    Select and click Browse my computer for driver software

    Find and locate the folder which is for the model of your adapter and contains the driver for your operating system, select the folder and then click OK.

    Click Install this driver software anyway.

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    Default Re: TP Link Wireless Driver

    This is what I get when trying your procedure HongMay.

    http ://db.tt/3ACZKNYc DropBox Screenshot - 3.3MB picture -> you have to remove a space between http. Cant post links yet.

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    Default Re: TP Link Wireless Driver

    Same problem here - no matter how I try to install it, the driver never works - same message as in Suljo's screenshot. I've tried a previous version of the driver from TP-Link's website too (they only have two driver versions that support windows 7). I guess I could possibly try a Vista driver?

    The driver I'm trying to use DID work perfectly fine with the developer preview though.

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    Default Re: TP Link Wireless Driver

    Quote Originally Posted by Suljo View Post
    This is what I get when trying your procedure HongMay.

    http ://db.tt/3ACZKNYc DropBox Screenshot - 3.3MB picture -> you have to remove a space between http. Cant post links yet.
    Yeah, I'm having the exact same problem. And, I thought Windows Vista was troublesome.

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    Default Re: TP Link Wireless Driver

    Hi all, good news. I found a solution.

    In Windows 8 go to Search and find Device Manager. You should see your unknown network adapter with a yellow warning sign next to it.

    Right click the device and select Update Driver Software... which will bring up a dialogue box. You'll have two options, you want to select Browse my computer for driver software.

    Next you want to select the option Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer. Wait for the list of devices to load.

    Now you will need another computer, smartphone or tablet with an Internet connection to do a search. In my case my specific TP-Link card was a TL-WN951N v1. You simply Google "<your specific model> chipset".

    In my case the TL-WN951N has an Atheros chipset. In the list of manufacturers on the left scroll to Atheros Communications Inc. (or whichever chipset manufacturer provided the chipset for your specific card) and then on the right scroll down until you find the card you have, in my case and in the case of the provider of the screenshot above a TP-LINK Wireless N Adapter. Select this and hit Next.

    This should successfully install the correct drivers.

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    Default Re: TP Link Wireless Driver

    You sir, are entitled to a virtual hug! Thank you!

    I've tried this method but couldn't find the TP-LINK Wireless N Adapter under TP-Link! I have also tried to load downloaded drivers for Atheros chipset but got the same result as when trying official drivers! Never occurred to me that Atheros might already have inbuilt signed drivers. Thank you again! And for what it's worth, I've sent an email yesterday to TP-Link and they assured me that the problem was forwarded to their senior engineer and our Research and development department.

    THANK YOU AITESE!

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    Default Re: TP Link Wireless Driver

    Wireless always has many problems, I met before, and even I wrote to the manufacturer who designed that device, they give me no right answer. And only after I reinstalled my system(it was Windows 7), that problem solved.

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    You're welcome all.

    This had me scratching my head all day yesterday and I was heartbroken when this was the only discussion on it and there was no solution.

    Then I remembered all the hoops I had to go through with an older USB wifi card I had on Ubuntu. I recall it was a Belkin and no Belkin driver would work on it, but in the forums they figured it was actually a Broadcom chipset and we should try those drivers with that particular card. Success! So I've known to try and find our the chipset first from then.

    I figured I'd come back and sign up and share the knowledge.

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