TP-LINK TL-WN821N Driver Download

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The TL-WN821N 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 2,709 times and is rated 4 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews. The uploader reports that this update will work successfully on PCs running Windows 11 and Windows 10. The total disk space used for this update is 19.7 MB.

6 Ratings

Supported Models




Supported Operating Systems

Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 10 (64 bit)

File Name


5.00 (11-Mar-2016)

Additional Notes

Wireless USB Adapter Driver File

Uploaded By

siddhik (DG Staff Member) on 21-Nov-2016

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
Setup.exe 17.0 MB 1 Feb 2016
Windows 10 32bit/LIM_TLWN821N_5_UN.txt 4.5 KB 27 Jan 2016
Windows 10 32bit/ 18.4 KB 27 Jan 2016
Windows 10 32bit/netrtwlanu.inf 214.3 KB 27 Jan 2016
Windows 10 32bit/PBR_TLWN821N_5_UN.txt 2.7 KB 27 Jan 2016
Windows 10 32bit/rtwlanu.sys 4.0 MB 27 Jan 2016
Windows 10 64bit/LIM_TLWN821N_5_UN.txt 4.5 KB 27 Jan 2016
Windows 10 64bit/ 18.4 KB 27 Jan 2016
Windows 10 64bit/netrtwlanu.inf 214.5 KB 27 Jan 2016
Windows 10 64bit/PBR_TLWN821N_5_UN.txt 2.7 KB 27 Jan 2016
Windows 10 64bit/rtwlanu.sys 4.8 MB 27 Jan 2016

How to Update TL-WN821N Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the TL-WN821N 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-WN821N 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.

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