TL-WN7200ND usb wifi adapter fails to connect to 104 bit network

TL-WN7200ND usb wifi adapter fails to connect to 104 bit network
TL-WN7200ND usb wifi adapter fails to connect to 104 bit network
2013-01-08 20:39:17
Region : Others

Model : TL-WN7200ND

Hardware Version : V1

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Region : UnitedStates

Model : TL-WDN4800

Hardware Version : V1

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Region : UnitedStates

Model : TL-WN7200ND

Hardware Version : V1

Firmware Version :

ISP :


Region : Others

Model : TL-WN7200ND

Hardware Version : V1

Firmware Version : 1.0

ISP :


Hi, I have the TL-WN7200ND USB adapter, using it with a Windows XP laptop, and driver version TL-WN7200ND_WHQL_100730 (I also tried TL-WN7200ND_100513). It connects to some 64 bit and 128 bit encryption networks, but it won't connect to our wep-104 encrypted office Wifi (Apple Time capsule router) N-band network, with a 13 character encryption for WEP "Transitional security network", but shows in Windows as a WPA2-PSK (AES encryption) - this may be part of the problem.

It never connects. I tried both Windows zero configuration and the TP-Link wifi software. After inserting the password, the adapter just "thinks" for a while and then the adapter just goes back to showing "X" on its icon. Its strange because I also have another similar TP-Link USB adapter, the TL-WN722N, and it works fine with this network (on the same PC).

As far as I can see from your site this adapter has the latest firmware 1.0.

Update: if I choose an 8 character password for WEP WEP/WPA2 Personal network instead of a 13 character one for Wep Transitional security network, it works. Why is it that TL-WN7200ND can't work with 13 characters WEP and the TL-WN722N can?
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Re:TL-WN7200ND usb wifi adapter fails to connect to 104 bit network
2013-01-10 14:44:59
perhaps, because of the different hardware design or some software limitation, anyway, WPA/WPA2 Personal encryption is more secured and better than WEP.
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