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Tollerowner

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I just upgraded my wife's computer to W10.  It works fine EXCEPT

 

I also put an icon on it to go to sleep when clicked.  It goes to sleep, and wakes up when I move the mouse, except the USB network adapter is dead; it is not lite up and there is no network connection available.  If I unplug the network adapter and plug it back in, it lights up and works normally.

 

Any idea why that might be, and what I can do about it?


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What's the Model number and the brand of it? Might need the specific drivers for it to be downloaded and installed.


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It is a TP-LINK TL-WN722N.

It took me a while to find Device Manager, but it says I have the current driver.  But...  It also showed a option for allowing the computer to save energy by turning the device off.  I unclicked that box and it seems to work properly now.  It turns off when it sleeps and comes back on when it wakes.

 

Have I fixed it, or done something foolish?


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No, nothing foolish.

However Win 10 boots up very quickly (especially if using a SSD drive) that a full shutdown (rather than a sleep) has the system up and running in double quick time.

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Download and install the latest driver - http://www.tp-link.c...22N.html#Driver

 

While finding a Windows 10 compatible driver is important, I also agree with paws about the system waking up super-quick.

 

Regards. . .

 

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Download and install the latest driver - http://www.tp-link.c...22N.html#Driver

 

While finding a Windows 10 compatible driver is important, I also agree with paws about the system waking up super-quick.

 

Regards. . .

 

jcgriff2

I checked with the mfg.  They have no plans for a W10 driver; the W8.1 driver works well enough.


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