USB Wireless Adapter Problem

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Old 12-11-11, 09:33 AM
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USB Wireless Adapter Problem

Have a TP-Link wireless USB adapter model number TL-WN722N and am trying to install it on windows xp however am having trouble. When I plug the adapter into the USB port windows doesn't recognize it. I have installed the wireless client software that came with it however it won't install the driver for it for some reason. If someone can tell me how to manually install the driver it would be appreciated.
 
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Old 12-11-11, 01:03 PM
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Does windows see that it is connected to the computer? Look in the device manager and see if it is there.
 
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I checked the device manager and it doesn't detect that the wireless adapter is there. Any other suggestions?
 
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Old 12-11-11, 03:24 PM
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I suggest trying a different USB port. Windows should at least detect that it is connected to the computer, even if it does not know what it is. It may not show up as a wireless device. It may only show up as an unknown device.

This might be of help: How do I install TP-LINK wireless adapter manually in Windows XP - Welcome to TP-LINK
 
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Did you plug your wireless device in first and then install the software? Windows can be real picky about the order of things and I found out the hard way when I installed a printer once in the wrong order by accident once when I was tired. Once I uninstalled the software and re-installed it everything was fine. So that could possibly be the problem. Good luck to you!
 
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Is it disabled in computer Management?

The wifi serivce is not disabled in computer management is it? Right click on "My Computer" icon and select "Management" then select "Services and Management" When right column populates check your wifi applications.


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It might need a powered USB port. Try connecting it through a self powered USB hub.

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I checked the device manager and it doesn't detect that the wireless adapter is there. Any other suggestions?
 
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