Installing TP-Link TL-WN8200ND (RTL8192CU chipset) in OS X Sierra (and Yosemite, and El Capitan)

I was going crazy trying to find a way to install the TL-WN8200ND USB Wi-Fi adapter on my Macbook Pro. It seems that Ralink only has drivers up to OS X 10.8, and TP-Link doesn’t even have any OS X drivers available. I finally found a solution in the InsanelyMac forum. Someone was nice enough to port both the drivers and the utility to Yosemite, and it works really well! You can find the archive in the previously mentioned InsanelyMac post, or you can download it from a personal mirror here. All you have to do is install and reboot.

UPDATE: theluxbay in the comments confirmed that it works on OS X Sierra. I have not tested as I no longer use the TP-Link adapter.

Here’s a screenshot of the utility running in Yosemite:

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  • MaríaPaulaSánchezA.

    oye me sirvio mucho esto!!! gracias!!! 🙂

  • Edu Pereyra

    My wireless app keeps jumping in its place but it doesn’t does anything at all…

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  • pollo

    Hi, I have OS X mountain lion, how can I get it working?

  • David Eduardo Vera Fernández

    Muchas gracias amigo!!, desde Bogota Colombia.

  • René GL

    Hey buddy, this worked pretty fine to me until I updated Yosemite to El Capitan, then it stopped working, I know your post says drivers up to Yosemite, but can you do something about it please? I really need those drivers, and my cracker working up. Thank you buddy.

  • Pable

    Just tested it on El Capitan, worked like a charm!

  • Leo Parra

    Hi, does anyone have tested it with Mac OS X 10.11.5?

  • Raul 3d

    Hi, unfortunatey that link is gone with the driver. Can you help to get it back up somehow ?

    • The post has a link (in bold) to a mirror

  • theluxbay Luxembourg

    I can confirm . have this working on Mac Osx Sierra with a Belkin N300 Wireless adapter thankyou very much

  • Omid

    Thank you so much for this information, now it’s working properly with Mac Osx Sierra with TP-Link WN8200ND, good job and thanks again 🙂

  • Esteban Lopez

    Funciona TP-Link TL-WN8200ND Gracias

  • George C

    Hello, the drivers have worked but after a week there are disconections very often without downloading on high speed, I tried reinstalling but nothing changed. I have to restart the network utility or diconnect and reconnect the adapter sometimes. I found similar problems for windows users, I am on Yosemite 10.10.5 and the version of adapter is 1.1.
    I would be glad to get some help, thank you.