Archer T4U V3 - Driver Issues

Archer T4U V3 - Driver Issues
Archer T4U V3 - Driver Issues
2019-10-26 08:41:39 - last edited 2019-10-30 08:08:30
Hardware Version: V3
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Hi all,

 

For some months already I'm facing packet loss when playing videogames (random 1% to 2%). After trying everything like PortForwarding, setting up DMZ-host, changing WindowsDefender, changing adaptor-setting and contacting ISP, I figured that it's the driver causing issues.

 

When I download the supported driver from the TP-Link-website, everything works smoothly. Then the driver settings look like this:

 

Distributor: TP-Link Technologies Co. Ltd.

Date: 12-2-2018

Version: 1030.22.202.2018

Signed by: Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatability Publisher

 

When restarting my computer the next day though, it shows the following:

 

Distributor: Microsoft

Date: 25-10-2018

Version: 1030.27.425.2018

Signed by: Microsoft Windows

 

With this version the issue has returned, and the button previous driver is disabled. When manually using the TP-Link repair function it will return to the TP-Link driver again. Though it's quite annoying to perform this on a daily basis.. 

 

I'm running Windows 10 Home Edition, so not sure how to avoid the driver from being automatically updated.

Anyone has any suggestions?

 

Kind regards,

Orange

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Re:Archer T4U V3 - Driver Issues-Solution
2019-10-28 09:29:42 - last edited 2019-10-30 08:08:30

@Orange 

 

Thanks for your requesting. It seems that the driver has been updated automatically by the computer itself. 

 

Please disable the automatic driver updates on Windows 10 and install the TP-Link official driver. You can refer to the below instruction: 

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-automatic-driver-updates-windows-10

 

After that,please take some time to test whether it works fine. 

 

Any updates, just let me know.

 

Good day. 

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Re:Archer T4U V3 - Driver Issues-Solution
2019-10-29 19:31:18 - last edited 2019-10-30 08:08:35

@Kevin_Z 

 

Thanks for taking the time to react to my post.

 

There is an easier way to stop drivers from being updated:

Control Panel --> System & Security --> System --> Advanced Setting --> Hardware --> Settings for device-installation

 

This didn't directly solve the problem, since it was still able to find the other driver.

I had to go to Windows --> System32 --> DriverStore --> FileRepository --> netrwlanu.inf (non-TP-Link version) and remove it.

 

This resolved it as of now it seems.

 

Although for the average customer I would highly recommend avoiding changing Windows-settings, since avoiding driver-updates can lead to security issues. In my opinion the issue should be resolved by TP-Link by creating a new firmware-version. Even when you just recompile the old version and publish it again, it might recognize it as the correct driver.

 

Thanks anyways. :)

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Re:Archer T4U V3 - Driver Issues-Solution
2019-10-28 09:29:42 - last edited 2019-10-30 08:08:30

@Orange 

 

Thanks for your requesting. It seems that the driver has been updated automatically by the computer itself. 

 

Please disable the automatic driver updates on Windows 10 and install the TP-Link official driver. You can refer to the below instruction: 

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-automatic-driver-updates-windows-10

 

After that,please take some time to test whether it works fine. 

 

Any updates, just let me know.

 

Good day. 

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Re:Archer T4U V3 - Driver Issues-Solution
2019-10-29 19:31:18 - last edited 2019-10-30 08:08:35

@Kevin_Z 

 

Thanks for taking the time to react to my post.

 

There is an easier way to stop drivers from being updated:

Control Panel --> System & Security --> System --> Advanced Setting --> Hardware --> Settings for device-installation

 

This didn't directly solve the problem, since it was still able to find the other driver.

I had to go to Windows --> System32 --> DriverStore --> FileRepository --> netrwlanu.inf (non-TP-Link version) and remove it.

 

This resolved it as of now it seems.

 

Although for the average customer I would highly recommend avoiding changing Windows-settings, since avoiding driver-updates can lead to security issues. In my opinion the issue should be resolved by TP-Link by creating a new firmware-version. Even when you just recompile the old version and publish it again, it might recognize it as the correct driver.

 

Thanks anyways. :)

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Re:Archer T4U V3 - Driver Issues
2019-10-30 08:08:09

@Orange 

 

Thanks for your sharing, glad to hear that you figured it out finally. Congrats. 

 

The driver built-in the computer is newer while the stability is worse; we launch the official driver after we test the compatibility among different OS version and the stability; the new firmware is released based on the previous driver after fixed some problems and add new settings. 

 

Wish you have a nice day. 

 

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2020-02-24 08:07:26

@Kevin_Z This is still not fixed... can we have a decent driver please TPLINK ????

 

I get disconnections and I get rolled back to microsoft`s driver.

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Re:Archer T4U V3 - Driver Issues
2020-02-24 09:37:01

@L4nz 

 

What is the model number of your device? Please provide more details.

 

And what is the operating system of the computer? Have you done any troubleshooting methods and what about the corresponding results? 

 

Thanks a lot. 

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Re:Archer T4U V3 - Driver Issues
2020-02-24 13:17:51

@Kevin_Z 

 

1030.22.202.2018 this version of the driver gets in conflict with TPlinks, same number 1030.22.202.2018

 

Using windows 10 home 64bit all updated.

 

Device is the USB Archer T4U AC1300 JP/3.0

 

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2020-02-24 13:19:07
And yes, I get the driver installed for a while, then randomly my system gets back to the windows driver version. This one is really unstable and cripples my network.
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Re:Archer T4U V3 - Driver Issues
2020-02-27 04:35:17

@Orange 

There is an easier way to stop drivers from being updated:

Control Panel --> System & Security --> System --> Advanced Setting --> Hardware --> Settings for device-installation

 

This didn't directly solve the problem since it was still able to find the other driver.

I had to go to Windows --> System32 --> DriverStore --> FileRepository --> netrwlanu.inf (non-TP-Link version) and remove it.

 

Try This Method 

Thanks 

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Re:Archer T4U V3 - Driver Issues
2020-02-27 15:40:41

@Parimal2020 

 

For me, this directory does not contain inf files C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository

 

I remove that file, re-install the Tp-link but still it will come back to this one.

 

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Re:Archer T4U V3 - Driver Issues
2020-03-06 09:33:23

@Orange 

Maybe try this.

 

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/06/03/stop-windows-from-installing-drivers-for-specific-devices/

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