This really, actually works! Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. 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. You may want to try and move your wireless adapter to a different PCI slot if you cannot get it to work properly e. The system locked up after just a few short minutes. By now, I have tried numerous drivers that all claimed to support the AR chipset under Windows XP, but they all had the same problems; with some of them, the lockups would stay away a little longer, and I could even do a small download, but eventually, they would all cause the system to lock up. You say your laptop freezes as soon as you plug the card in, so it’s probably loading the wrong driver immediately.

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Since you’ve already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review. If this is it, Ive tried to uninstall but i reboot windows install it windosw even though there isnt anything in the slot. Ask a question and give support.

You are logged in as. It eliminated the BSOD errors and my random connection drops. Sort Date Most helpful Positive rating Negative rating. I opened its Properties window from its context menu, went into the Driver tab, windowd clicked Update Driver Click here to review our site terms of use. Since i’ve installed SP2 wg stopped connecting to my wi-fi router. Im running XP Serv Pk 3. I hope other folks that are saddled with the functionless Atheros and the drivers that come with them will read your post and get them working.

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I can surf the net, I can download, I can use the atherod network – Everything goes! I clicked Have disk You don’t run a sys file.

WMIAAG – WLAN a/b/g Mini PCI module Atheros (AR + AR) – SparkLAN

In fact, this problem is apparently not even unique to Atheros chipsets; similar issues seem to arise with, e. This package supports the following driver models: My NIC also consistently has an “excellent” connection status.

Instead of freezing after a few minutes. Pros anymoore se Cons anymoore se Summary anymoore se Reply to this review Was this review helpful? Faulty hardware is unlikely, but if all else fails, it can’t be ruled out.

Thanks to Iuvr and it’s post, my wg works again. If so, how do I get Windows to not reinstall it after boot up? I don’t believe that the Atheros hardware is to blame; once you install the right driver, it works great, doesn’t it? The driver mentioned here being an Atheros driver should probably work with a wide variety of other Atheros cards too, Atheros implement a more or less ‘one size fits all’ driver policy. Well, since both your router and your wireless card are from the same vendor, and they both support Mbps, yes, it will be a matter of finding the right driver one that works if you want to run at the maximum connection speed.

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Atheros ara driver windows xp

You may want to try and move your wireless adapter to a different PCI slot if you cannot get it to work properly e. Thanks to you i finally overcame the freezing problem on my system!

Under Linux, however, it should be a great choice though I haven’t tested that yet. I just cannot understand why manufacturers ship it with such lousy drivers.

While it sounds stupid, this windowe what I had to do with my WGv2, to get it do do anything at all in the computer that didn’t seem to like it. Since the working driver implements the standard, and does not support any non-standard, proprietary extensions, it will not go beyond 54 Mbps.

Getting Atheros AR5212 Wireless Cards to Work with Windows XP

Promote cracked software, or other illegal content. If the driver is not compatible, your hardware will not work correctly and your computer might become unstable or stop working completely.

I might have to do some more experimenting and find out how i can get it to run at full speed Join the community here. Thing is that PC is only 10 feet away atheris the Router I posted for help in a number of forums and all folks could tell me was that Atheros was garbage.