Windows 10: TP Link TP-WA701ND No longer working as wireless bridge. Solved

  1.    24 Aug 2015 #1

    TP Link TP-WA701ND No longer working as wireless bridge.


    A few days ago my wireless bridge stopped working on windows 10. I'm not sure if an update caused this, but I'm also unable to system restore back to any of the previous updates, so I'm currently looking for a fix for this problem.

    I've tried uninstallign and reinstallign the Ethernet drivers for the machine, and factory resetting the bridge itself. However none of these things have had any real effect.

    Any help would be of great use!
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  2.    25 Aug 2015 #2

    jeamsAtherty said: View Post
    A few days ago my wireless bridge stopped working on windows 10. I'm not sure if an update caused this, but I'm also unable to system restore back to any of the previous updates, so I'm currently looking for a fix for this problem.

    I've tried uninstallign and reinstallign the Ethernet drivers for the machine, and factory resetting the bridge itself. However none of these things have had any real effect.

    Any help would be of great use!
    If you bypass the bridge and plug the windows 10 machine directly into the router, do you get internet? I'm assuming you have a wireless router and you connected the wireless bridge to the wireless router to network/ get internet access to your windows 10 machine
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  3.    25 Aug 2015 #3

    That seems to have worked. Though it's not an ideal solution. Looks like the problem lies with how W10 interacts with the bridge somehow? It was reporting after troubleshooting that the ethernet port did not have a valid IP configuration, but I wasn't sure how to tackle that either.
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  4.    25 Aug 2015 #4

    jeamsAtherty said: View Post
    That seems to have worked. Though it's not an ideal solution. Looks like the problem lies with how W10 interacts with the bridge somehow? It was reporting after troubleshooting that the ethernet port did not have a valid IP configuration, but I wasn't sure how to tackle that either.
    There's a small possibility that the bridge just coincidently decided to breakdown at the same time the Windows 10 upgrade happened but it's not likely. Can you test the bridge with a different computer to see if it still works? More than likely, the bridge is still good and a driver update for your Ethernet card would solve everything. Any particular reason you went with a bridge rather than just plugging some usb wireless adapter in your windows 10 machine?
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  5.    25 Aug 2015 #5

    sciencegeek said: View Post
    There's a small possibility that the bridge just coincidently decided to breakdown at the same time the Windows 10 upgrade happened but it's not likely. Can you test the bridge with a different computer to see if it still works? More than likely, the bridge is still good and a driver update for your Ethernet card would solve everything. Any particular reason you went with a bridge rather than just plugging some usb wireless adapter in your windows 10 machine?
    The bridge itself was working fine for nearly a month after upgrading, not sure what happened in the last few days to stop it working but it did.

    I've actually managed to get it all working again, not sure what the problem was unfortunately. I just did a reset of the install, reinstalled all drivers etc and it seems to be working fine now.

    Bridge was chosen as its been useful for more than just bridging the wireless connection to my desktop computer. Its been used for other things that weren't able to properly connect to the router we are using, or other devices that don't have a wireless internet connection.
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