Wireless adapter randomly dropping connection. [PLEASE]


Oct 14, 2016
Okay, i've asked multiple threads and forums, and seem to get nothing back on this infuriating subject before I throw out this useless piece of £20 crap. Once more, with feeling......

So, this is in concerns to my homebuilt PC. it's about a year old now and sports the following setup

  • Intel i5 6500
    16GB DDR4
    Sapphire Radeon RX480 4GB
    Windows 10 with latest updates

    And MOST IMPORTANTLY, A TP-Link WDN4800 2.4/5 Ghz Wireless network adapter. Our connection is to a BT Homehub 4, located downstairs.
Now my problem in question; I've had the adapter for a little less longer than my other components, and has worked perfectly fine for the first 6-8 months of use. Recently, it has begun a ridiculous amount of network disconnections, high latency during gameplay, and even gone so far as to stop picking up connections altogether for a short time. Not to mention the poor "bar" connectivity that Windows shows me occassionally.

My attempts to remedy this have included;

  • The ipconfig/ flush dns
    Re-seating my adapter
    updating/rolling back my drivers (temporary fix either side)
    connecting only to 5ghz, as I primarily used 2.4ghz, problems continue to persist.
    MULTIPLE retreads of troubleshooting, only for it to tell me that it has "a problem with ethernet port X, or that my adapter of wireless access port has been fixed
    Ensured that power-saving options were turned off for my network adapter.
I've even gone so far as to asserting that the network drivers required were the Atheros/qualcomm network drivers and utility application. However, nothing seems to be a long-term fix, let alone give me piece of mind to play a full match without D/C'ing or having my ping boost up to 456.

ANY forms of help,advice,information requirements needed to fix this issue would be appreciated, before I decided to double my pricetag and splurge on an overpriced adapter with the same issues.

My only consensus comes down to Windows 10 being very finnicky, my adapter is cooked or crap, or theirs driver issues.