TL-WN881ND can not connect to wifi router

TL-WN881ND can not connect to wifi router
TL-WN881ND can not connect to wifi router
2019-07-10 16:13:58
Model: TL-WN881ND
Hardware Version: V2
Firmware Version:

I have the following setup:

Dell 2350 router (yes, very old router but works, ;) ) is serving my wifi needs.  it serves WPA-PSK AES/TKIP security connection TL-WN881ND is installed on my pc and has been working awesomely on many networks.  

 

Surprisingly, I can not seem to connect to Dell router's wifi network using TL-WN881ND. 

 

Initially I thought it must be Dell since it is so old.  But then all of my other gadgets connect to it just fine including cell phones.  Hence I think there is some config that I will need to do  on TL-WN881ND.

 

This is what I get from Dell's router when using TL-WN881ND:

 

                         connection

No security       yes

WEP                 yes

WPA-AES         no

WPA-TKIP        no

 

All of my other devices establish a connection with any of the above security options.  

 

I thought that perhaps TL-WN881ND does not support the WPA standard.  But the specs say there is support for WEP, WPA (TKIP/AES)  and WPA2.

 

Anyone know what I need to configure to get my TL-WN881ND connect to Dell's 2350 router?  

 

Thanks! 

 

 

 

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Re:TL-WN881ND can not connect to wifi router
2019-07-10 19:53:07

@newbie321 

 

What is the operating system that your computer is running?

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Re:Re:TL-WN881ND can not connect to wifi router
2019-07-10 20:12:55
Windows 7, 64-bit
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Re:TL-WN881ND can not connect to wifi router
2019-07-11 00:18:28

@newbie321 

 

Make sure you are running the latest driver which can be found here: https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/download/tl-wn881nd/#Driver

 

If you are we can look into it for you.

 

 

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Re:Re:TL-WN881ND can not connect to wifi router
2019-07-11 01:15:55

I am running this driver version: 2023.55.415.2017

 

I believe this is the latest, correct?  

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Re:TL-WN881ND can not connect to wifi router
2019-07-12 00:05:31

@newbie321 

 

Versions different then the release date that is shown on the driver. I would recommend uninstalling the current driver and install the latest driver just to make sure.

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Re:Re:TL-WN881ND can not connect to wifi router
2019-07-12 00:57:19 - last edited 2019-07-12 00:57:47

Tony wrote

@newbie321 

 

Versions different then the release date that is shown on the driver. I would recommend uninstalling the current driver and install the latest driver just to make sure.

 

This is actually known already.  The 2018 installer installs ver2017 driver.    I think it is packaged that way... 

you can try to install to verify.  

 

Thanks,

 

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