Windows 10: Failing to Add Network Printers/Domain on Wireless Connection Solved

  1.    10 Sep 2015 #1

    Failing to Add Network Printers/Domain on Wireless Connection

    If the PC is connected via Ethernet and I go to settings->Devices->Add a printer or scanner, it shows all the network printers attached to one of our servers as well as actual printer host names. I normally add via the server attached printers.

    I am trying to use a TP-Link TL-WN822N Wireless USB Adapter with it, which may have Windows 10 compatibility problems. Although it seems to work fine most of the time, as an alternative to running an Ethernet patch cable across the floor. It claims to be operating at 144 Mb, which isn't bad if that is true. But if I go into the mode for adding a printer, the discovery process doesn't find any printers at all. The wireless network is Open Mesh and I've never noticed a problem with this on Windows 7 or 8.1.

    If I already have a printer set up, printing to the printer seems to work OK via wireless. But the network discovery seems to have a problem. And I eventually lose my connection to the network altogether and have to uninstall the driver and reboot to get it back.

    I am leaning toward the TP-Link adapter being incompatible. That would explain a lot of things. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas. My number one solution is just to leave it on Ethernet and deal with the wire on the floor. And I should probably start researching wireless adapters that are for sure compatible.

    Dell Optiplex 380 Dual-Core converted from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Pro.
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  2.    10 Sep 2015 #2

    This is solved. The driver is not compatible with Windows 10, although the Windows 8 driver marginally works. Will be checking for other solutions and going back to Ethernet.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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