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The connections are now stable, and the light is now ‘blue’ as it should be. Since the system would be unstable with drivers that Windows did consider “compatible” with my hardware, I thought, “What the heck! Hello I’m using a netgear wg v1 pci wlan adapter based on atheros AR chip. Windows would start allright, and it would connect to the wireless network, but if I was very lucky, I would be able to view just two or three web pages, after which the system would completely lock up: You are logged in as. Anyway, thanks millions for posting this here ages ago. It eliminated the BSOD errors and my random connection drops.

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Atheros AR5212 driver for Windows 7

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My NIC also consistently has an “excellent” connection status. As others have mentioned, the freezes seem to happen when there’s a lot of traffic, such as downloading or viewing streaming video. Well, since both your router and your wireless card are from the same vendor, and they both support Mbps, yes, it windowws be a matter of finding the right driver one that works if you want to run at the maximum connection speed.


Select type of offense: Struggling with getting wireless to work Nov 27, This package supports the following driver models: You are not replacing the original INF with modded one.

The buggy drivers really need to be fixed, because a5212 fine cards are getting the flak. Nothing could make my card work. FTR, yes I’m kinda blown and just decided to explain this process for some reason.

Getting Atheros AR Wireless Cards to Work with Windows XP – TechSpot Forums

Your message has been reported and will be reviewed by our staff. LW Atheros chipset and drivers from Sweex are absolutely not the ones as in this ar5221, but I had to do something desperation I should have tried Bing or Yahoo, hindsight Anyway.

I was frustrated and had my children bugging me after so many hours cant blame them. On the internet, I found a few notes about these problems sorry, eindows I don’t seem to currently find the references to the web pages involved: I see what is going on here.

Promote cracked software, or other illegal content. They did not support the damned card.

This really, actually works! Windows gave me an Update Driver Warning, telling me that Installing this device driver is not recommended because Windows cannot verify that it is compatible with your hardware. If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET’s Site Terms of Useyou can report it below this will not automatically remove the comment.


Then reboot, and pop the card in, remembering to go through the process above for installing a specific driver when the new hardware is found. The driver you provided a charm. By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use.

It was a nothing less than a disaster: My wife got a Toshiba Satellite last year and we haven’t been able to get the Atheros Wx chipset to work with our router at all. Click here to review our site terms of use.

TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. I opened its Properties window from its context menu, went into the Driver tab, and clicked Update Driver The system used to freeze after a few moments of surfing the web. Moved by Othorvath Moderator Saturday, January 17, 2: I follow this steps: Was this review helpful?