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TP-Link TL-WN723 WiFi adapter does not connect to Edimax BR62-04Wg router

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Dear Tech Support!

I have a TP-Link TL-WN723 USB WiFi adapter attached to my laptop, which runs WinXP Service Pack 3. It successfully detdcts the WiFi provided by my Edimax BR62-04Wg router, but when I try to connect, it cannot obtain an IP address and cannot connect to the network. Here are some details:

- The very same WiFi adapter can connect to other routers without any problem
- Any other device can connect to the very same network provided by my router without any problem
- Using the WiFi adapter with other computers does not help

Thus, it seems that the problem is somewhere between this specific router and WiFi adapter. Here is an interesting detail though:

- If I try connecting to my WiFi while a LAN cable from the router is plugged into my computer, the wireless connection establishes too. Even if I later unplug the LAN cable, the wireless connection continues to work. But it won't establish the connection without the cable plugged in.

Here's what I've already know/tried:

- Rebooting the PC
- Re-installing the WiFi adapter's drivers
- All drivers and firmwares are the newest available
- Re-starting and reconfiguring the router
- Using the Windows client for wireless networking and the client included on the WiFi adapter's CD
- Changing the router's connection type to any available option: Access Point, Station Ad-hoc, AP Bridge WDS

None of these had any effect except for one:

- When I changed the router's connection type to Station Ad-hoc, I could connect wirelessly even without the LAN cable plugged in, and I had Internet access. However, in this case, other devices, such as smartphones could not detect the WiFi connection.

Please help me with suggestions if you know anything better than this. Any ideas would be appreciated and if you need further details, I'll do my best to provide them.

Thanks and regards
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Hi and welcome to TSF,

1. Leave the router configured as an access point.

2. Uninstall the thrid party wireless software client and use the windows wireless utility only.

3. Delete all wireless profiles from your computer guide below:

How to remove existing wireless network profile in Windows XP - Welcome to TP-LINK

Then try and re-connect to your router SSID without the Lan cable being connected and report back any error messages that are displayed if connection is unsuccessful.
I see you have re-installed the drivers but i would download the latest wireless card drivers from the computer manufacturer's website or vendor website and see if the issue persists.
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