Archer T4u disables itself

Archer T4u disables itself
Archer T4u disables itself
2021-02-10 22:25:15
Model: Archer T4U
Hardware Version: V2
Firmware Version:

I have a desktop PC (Win7) with an Archer T4U USB Wifi adapter.

 

When connected to my ISP modem/router wifi network, it works... but barely. That's because the wifi signal is way too weak. No surprise there.

 

Now I have recently installed a Deco M9 Plus network, with one node connected by ethernet. That node is in the same room as my "Archer PC".

When connecting to the Deco network, the signal is very strong, as could be expected.

However, upon loading a website the entire Archer adapter gets disabled. I have to go to network properties to re-enable it.

 

Weird thing: this does NOT happen when connected to the ISP wifi (for the time being, I have both the ISP wifi and Deco wifi active until I have worked this out).

 

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

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Re:Archer T4u disables itself
2021-02-16 08:11:45

@Jan81 

Hi,

Did the Deco M9 plus work on the wireless router mode or access point mode?

Could you please send me a screen-shot when Archer T4U disabled itself?

By the way, were you able to reproduce the same issue every time when trying to connect the Deco?

Thank you very much and wait for your reply.

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Re:Archer T4u disables itself
2021-02-16 08:44:55 - last edited 2021-02-16 09:01:26

@Kevin_Z 

 

Thank you for your reply.

 

- Yes, it's in AP mode.

- Included, showing the following: working connection on startup, moment of disabled connection (Chrome message), icon in taskbar ("not connected - no connections available"), and a shot from my disconnected adapter (#2 in the list).

- This happens everytime right after startup (but ONLY when loading a website), and more infrequent during subsequent use.

 

Drivers used are 1030.22.202.2018, dated 12-2-2018

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Re:Archer T4u disables itself
2021-02-18 09:55:34

@Jan81 

 

Please check on the network adapters and see how many drivers have you installed for this adapter, if there are different drivers, remove all of them. Go to Device Manager -> Right Click the Adapter -> Properties -> Driver Version -> choose Uninstall. Then install the public driver manually again:

https://static.tp-link.com/2020/202006/20200601/00015960-RTLWlanU_WindowsDriver_1030.38.0712.2019_Drv_3.00.0032.L.zip

 

Here is the guide to install it manually: https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/228/.

 

BTW, please ensure the firmware of the Deco M9 Plus is up-to-date, you can also try to disable the Mesh on it, then monitor again.

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Re:Archer T4u disables itself
2021-02-18 13:13:32

@Kevin_Z 

 

- previously uninstalled all the drivers and reinstalled the latest driver from the TP website.

-Deco firmware is current.

- Will try the mesh option! 

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Re:Archer T4u disables itself
2022-02-09 14:35:39

@Jan81 Hi, did you ever solve this? I'm having the exact same problem..

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Re:Archer T4u disables itself
2022-02-09 14:51:35

@Hannemaster 

 

sadly no.  I gave up and started pulling cables. Had some issues with my Deco m9 as well which are mostly solved now too.

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