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Great once you get it set up with the correct driver
on 28 April 2016
I'd been using a TP Link USB dongle for a couple of years. Suddenly my connection speeds started to drop out constantly and the speed would drop when it was working to under 1MB
I decided to swap this for a PCI wireless card but at a low cost. I decided on the WN881ND as it was super cheap.
it was worth a punt even with the negative reviews re Windows 10 driver issues.
Anyhow It arrived fast as normal with Prime
Chucked it in and let Windows do its thing.
As everyone else had said in prior reviews.
Drop outs, slow speed, connected but nothing happening....
Using a wired connection I downloaded the latest drivers from the TP LINK uk website and Installed it. (Easy to do, type device manager in the search box, click on network devices, right click on the wireless device, click driver, click update driver, navigate to where you saved the downloaded file, press ok and wait.)
I used the latest driver that was for Windows 8.1
Since then zero issues. Decent speed and no drop outs.
The chip is a Atheros AR9287 which has a Windows 10 driver if you dig deep enough you will find it via Google but be aware I don't know if TP link would like you to use it.
I chose not to use it as the Windows 8.1 version works just fine for me
The above is how I've managed to successfully use my wireless card. It may not work for you so please don't take my advice as profecinal advice.
Use my info at your own risk