TP-Link Archer T3U Plus - vista drivers ?

luxxxoor

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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...
 

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    Windows XP/Vista

wither 3

Vista Guru
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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.
 

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    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
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    NVIDIA 780i
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    4 GB
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wither 3

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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.
 

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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
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

erpster4

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

The TPLink Archer T3U Plus appears to use Realtek USB wlan/wifi drivers (I had to use the portable uniextract2 tool to "extract" the driver files inside some of those exe setup files)

TP-Link chose not to include Vista based drivers since the Archer T3U Plus was released in either late 2017 or early 2018 and Vista was barely EOL at that time (in other words, it's the manufacturer's decision to exclude Vista so ask them why Vista support was left out).

try the following Realtek usb wlan/wifi driver versions from Station Drivers and see if those drivers will work for the TPLink Archer T3U Plus on Vista (these versions do bundle Vista specific wlan/wifi drivers):

v1030.31.0102.2018
v1030.21.0302.2017
v1030.06.1201.2015
 
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wither 3

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Did you try my last suggestion?
 

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
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

luxxxoor

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did you mean the last 3 drivers from 2015, 2017 and 2018 ? i tried all of them and none helped, in the end i just found a way to use the ethernet cable
 

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wither 3

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No. I meant post 4.
 

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
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

erpster4

Member
unfortunately none of those versions help..

oh well
I guess that's why the manufacturer did not include vista based drivers in the first place for their hardware
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 640m/e1405 laptop
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 2.33Ghz
    Memory
    4Gb (3.24Gb usable to OS)
    Sound Card
    Sigmatel/IDT STAC9200
    Internet Speed
    Spectrum Cable Internet up to 100Mbps
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