TP-Link Archer T3U Plus - vista drivers ?

luxxxoor

New Member
Hello guys, last year i made myself a nostalgia PC with the ultimate XP components (fully supported)

this year, I decided to add windows vista beside my windows xp.. so far so good during instalation but I found some things that really don't make sense for me.

I have 2 components which are supported on XP, 7, 8, 10 but not vista, why ?

I've got intel i7 3770K which is an Ivy Bridge architecture (I heard I could install windows 7 drivers but still)
and a TP-Link Archer T3U Plus, the problem is that I really need wifi, yet I cant install this driver - windows 7 drivers are not compatible, and the ones from windows XP 64bit don't work properly (I can see the networks but I cant connect to them)

is there a way to make the TP-Link Archer T3U Plus work ? i searched for 3rd party drivers yet nothing...
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows XP/Vista

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
When I look here- Download for Archer T3U | TP-Link and at the specs, it's mysterious why it's supported in XP and then skips Vista and goes to Win 7, etc. You might try installing it in XP compatibility mode. The driver is supposed to support both 32bit and 64 bit. Strange that it says the interface is USB 3 when I don't think that existed when XP came out. I guess that's to accomodate the later Windows systems mobos.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
In Control Panel, Network and Sharing, select Network Connections. Are there local network connections? If so, click on one and then select "Diagnose this connection" in the task bar.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps
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