Recently I was testing real-world performance of TP-LINK Archer T9E AC1900 wireless adapter. The experiment was quite unsuccessful and I didn’t experience any reasonable improvement. Quite the opposite: speeds did not improve but the connection was mush less stable.
After uninstalling TP-Link driver/utility package I’ve noticed that it left my Windows 10 installation quite messed up:
Really TP-Link? I was not able to use my old USB Wireless Adapter and the list of wireless networks simply wouldn’t show up. Quick Internet search helped solve the problem, resetting Winsock Catalog fixed it:
In addition, I suspected that Windows system files might be corrupted so I decided to check:
All fixed, back to more productive activities.