Solved: TP-Link USB Wifi - Can hear static

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misstweety

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I have a TP-Link TL-WN822N wireless usb adapter. It works well, as far as getting a signal.

But whenever I use my earbuds I can hear static. When I unplug the adapter, I no longer hear static.

It sounds like the static is the sound of data transfer, because the sound get busier and louder when I'm downloading something.

I have the latest driver installed.
 

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how old is the adapter - it maybe worth seeing if you can change
are the earbuds passive and just connected to the headphone socket or do they have an amplifier of any kind ?
 

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Thanks for replying!

The wireless adapter was just bought from NewEgg a couple weeks ago. My internal adapter is old (my laptop was bought in 2009), that's why I purchased this external adapter.

The earbuds are connected to the jack. There's no amplifier. I tried searching this problem on Google but wasn't able to come up with search terms that would distinguish the problem from all the Google hits I was getting.
 

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I just tried to plug the wireless adapter into different usb ports on my laptop. I have 4 ports. On the two ports next to the headphone jack I get the static noise. But on the two usb ports far from the headphone jack I get no noise. So at least I know that there's an alternative to dealing with this noise.

Still I would prefer to use the usb port next to the headphone port. Could it be some sort of input/output conflict?
 

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Could it be some sort of input/output conflict
i suspect its just interference
its electrical or RFI radio interference
a replacement may work better - have a conversation with the support people for the TP-Link -
 
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