so yeah, the site has basically been down for a month. it's back up now.
TP-LINK TL-WN725N v1
150Mbps wireless N Nano USB adapter
The FCC ID and IC ID for this device is also used for the RTL8188EUS based TL-WN725N v2. When connected, v1 and v2 devices report different ID, but from the outside the only way to distinguish them is by looking at the label of the box. This v1 device is labeled with model TL-WN725N Ver: 1.0 and P/N 0152502085.
The only USB ID in the Windows driver sets is 0bda:8176.