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New harddrive installed now TP-LINK won't connect to network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by risbi, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. risbi

    risbi Thread Starter

    Sep 26, 2019
    Had to have a new harddrive installed in my Lnovo computer. Now i am unable to have internet access as my TP-LINK which was working fine before is not con
    nnecting to my husbands router
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 28, 2005
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    Hello risbi, and welcome to TSG.

    Is the TP-LINK you refer to some kind of external WiFi adapter? If so you may need to re-install the correct drivers for it. Assuming you are running some version of Windows, you can check the driver status in the Windows hardware Device Manager app.

    If you require further assistance, please tell us the exact model number of the Lenovo computer and the operating system that is running on it. Also, please tell us more about this TP-LINK you mentioned.
  3. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
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    When hard drives are replaced, the drivers for the computer would need to be installed. Windows 10 does have basic drivers for most manufacturers but there tends to be a couple that are not, and usually the network adapters. Like Chuck said, it's most likely that you need to install the drivers for the TP-Link. Since TP-Link is not usually built in, I am assuming it came with a CD? If so, install the driver from there, or worse case, go to a different computer and download the latest driver from TP-Link's site.
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