Problem solved It’s worth mentioning that the Atheros cards work beautifully when a good driver’s found. The modded INF does support your card, can’t tell what will happen as it does try to 11n settings it should just ignore this. This completed cleared up my wireless problem. I’ve tried various drivers and updates, even uninstalled an windows update, as they say on the netgear support site. Have you installed a driver for your Atheros card before? Thing is that PC is only 10 feet away from the Router I was frustrated and had my children bugging me after so many hours cant blame them..

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I had tried several drivers already all with the same result and I was about ar5212q give up. Since i’ve installed SP2 wg stopped connecting to my wi-fi router. The specified location does not contain any information about your driver? The solution is straightforward. Faulty hardware is unlikely, but if all else fails, it can’t be ruled out. TechSpot Account Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds.

Windows 7 Hardware Compatibility. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts ar5212 participate. Even so, a working, Mbps connection is infinitely better than a consistently crashing Mbps one!


Add your comment to this article You need to be a member to leave a comment. Sign in to vote. So, I decided to re-boot into Vista to see if I really had a wireless problem.

The laptop always freezes.

Getting Atheros AR5212 Wireless Cards to Work with Windows XP

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Then go to your device manager and manually update the Ethernet card, according to Windows. Here’s a list of their drivers if you would like to refer to them: This site uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads. Thing is that PC is only 10 feet away from the Router Posted September wireles, edited.

I have two cards, a dlink and a lucent technologies. I posted for help in a number of forums and all folks could tell me was that Atheros was garbage.

Atheros AR Chipset Wifi Adapters: There’s a Better Driver than Windows 7 Default

If this is it, Ive tried to uninstall but i reboot windows install it automically even though there isnt anything wirelrss the slot. The wireless’ON’ light above my keyboard did not turn on blue at any time while in Windows7 before the fix at the bottomyet I was able to connect most of the time.


First of all, completely uninstall any other drivers you may have tried for your card. Remove From My Forums.

Thanks again for your post and offering a link to the driver. My NIC also consistently has an “excellent” connection status. After applying the V4 driver you referenced in your post, the wireless adapter came to life and connected with Excellent signal strength. Your name or email address: The system used to freeze after a few moments of surfing the web.

Windows xp doesnt seem to work with linksys wireless g pcmcia network card Sep 3, I was frustrated and had my children bugging me after so many hours cant blame ra5212a. I clicked Have disk Well, I’m off to see the wizard