TP-LINK TL-WN881ND Driver Download

TP-LINK Drivers

The TL-WN881ND is a network device manufactured by TP-LINK. Issues like weak Wi-Fi signal, slow DNS lookup, duplicate IP addresses, slow network and excessive CPU usage can be solved by updating this driver. This driver - "" - has been downloaded 7,283 times and is rated 5 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews. Our users report success installing this driver update on PCs running Windows 7. The total disk space used for this update is 19.5 MB.

7 Ratings

Supported Models


TP-LINK 150Mbps Wireless N Adapter

TP-LINK 300Mbps Wireless N Adapter



Supported Operating Systems

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

File Name

Additional Notes

Wireless N PCI Express Adapter Driver File

Uploaded By

Peter (DG Staff Member) on 29-Feb-2012

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
Driver Files/Windows 7 32bit/athr.sys 1.2 MB 24 Nov 2010
Driver Files/Windows 7 32bit/ 7.7 KB 9 Sep 2011
Driver Files/Windows 7 32bit/netathr.inf 264.0 KB 28 Feb 2011
Driver Files/Windows 7 64bit/ 7.7 KB 9 Sep 2011
Driver Files/Windows 7 64bit/athrx.sys 1.6 MB 24 Nov 2010
Driver Files/Windows 7 64bit/netathrx.inf 265.6 KB 28 Feb 2011
Driver Files/Windows Vista 32bit/athr.sys 1.2 MB 30 Oct 2010
Driver Files/Windows Vista 32bit/ 7.8 KB 9 Sep 2011
Driver Files/Windows Vista 32bit/netathr.inf 137.0 KB 25 Nov 2010
Driver Files/Windows Vista 64bit/ 7.8 KB 9 Sep 2011
Driver Files/Windows Vista 64bit/athrx.sys 1.5 MB 30 Oct 2010
Driver Files/Windows Vista 64bit/netathrx.inf 137.7 KB 25 Nov 2010
Driver Files/Windows XP 32bit/athw.sys 1.6 MB 30 Oct 2010
Driver Files/Windows XP 32bit/ 7.8 KB 9 Sep 2011
Driver Files/Windows XP 32bit/netathw.inf 170.5 KB 11 May 2030
Driver Files/Windows XP 64bit/athwx.sys 2.1 MB 30 Oct 2010
Driver Files/Windows XP 64bit/ 7.8 KB 9 Sep 2011
Driver Files/Windows XP 64bit/netathwx.inf 247.6 KB 25 Nov 2010
Setup.exe 5.6 MB 14 Sep 2011
Utility/ISSetup.dll 535.6 KB 19 Apr 2007
Utility/_Setup.dll 156.6 KB 28 Apr 2007
Utility/ 766.9 KB 11 Dec 2005
Utility/ 9.9 MB 11 Dec 2005
Utility/layout.bin 455 bytes 11 Dec 2005
Utility/setup.exe 372.7 KB 11 Dec 2005
Utility/setup.ini 485 bytes 11 Dec 2005

How to Update TL-WN881ND Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the TL-WN881ND driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter TP-LINK TL-WN881ND into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the TP-LINK Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the TP-LINK website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • In Windows 11, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

  • In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.

For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

This website is not affiliated with TP-LINK. All company names/logos are properties of their owners.
server: web1, load: 1.48