The Chinese-made wireless adapter for the HTC Vive, known as the TPCast, has sometimes given gamers a bit of an issue when it comes to connectivity and operation due to a few issues that can be easily remedied.
One of the main issues some gamers have encountered during installation is with the router connecting with the TPCast PC transmitter box.
If you’ve encountered the “System did not detect VIVE HMD connection” error, there’s a rather simple fix. What this means is that you have one of the newer versions of the TPCast wireless adapter but the software is outdated.
If you purchased a TPCast system with the router that has yellow ports for the PC and a blue port for the WLAN, then it means you have a newer system. This means that the instructions that tell you to go to the TPCast.cn website to download the 1.1.2 driver is outdated. You will not be able to use the TPCast wireless adapter if you install driver 1.1.2. You will receive the following error.
If you have the newer TPCast adapter, DO NOT download and install version 1.1.2. It will not work.
In order to fix the connection issue after you’ve plugged in all the cables, setup the power battery, plugged in the HMD receiver and managed to pair the receiver with the PC transmitter box, you’ll need to download the updated 1.1.4 drivers and wireless connection assistant from the official TPCastVR.com website, not the TPCast.cn website.
If you already installed 1.1.2, uninstall it and reboot the system. Proceed to install version 1.1.4 and it should work.
If you have the older model where the PC cable ports on the back of the router are blue and the WLAN port is yellow, then stick with version 1.1.2 for the installation of the wireless connection wizard and TPCast drivers.
Once you install 1.1.4 and run the connection wizard, it should go through the steps as usual, and it may take a few minutes to load the system data drivers, but once it does it should be complete. Start up Steam and it may require you to reinstall the SteamVR drivers. Do so and then run the SteamVR wizard by clicking on the icon at the top right hand corner of the client to test out the TPCast wireless adapter for the HTC Vive.
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