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. I’m even confident enough that I’m typing this very message on this system now! This really, actually works! Choose the best match for your PC and operating system. Furthermore, Linux folks generally love it.

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This package supports the following driver models: I downloaded the two driver versions I found there: I tend to agree with them for the most part.

Faulty hardware is unlikely, but if all else fails, it can’t be ruled out. The driver you provided a charm.

Download selected Qualcomm Atheros wireless driver v10.0.0.274 for AR5007EG and Windows XP

Atheros AR5B97 driver not letting me connect to wireless Jun 20, Thing is that PC is only 10 feet away from the Router 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: Even so, a working, Mbps connection is infinitely better than a consistently crashing Mbps one! The buggy drivers really need to be fixed, because these fine cards are getting the flak.


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Download Qualcomm Atheros wireless driver for AREG and Windows XP

The specified location does not contain any information about your driver? I have never looked too deeply into this issue, but the way I have come to understand it, the standard Note that your submission may not appear dp on our site. Wireless Network Adapter Driver.

Start by selecting the correct category from our list of Atheros Device Drivers by Category. Once you download and run the utiliy, it will scan for out-of-date or missing drivers: I experienced the same exact freezing problem that Luvr documented so well in his attheros post.

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Anyway, thanks millions for posting this here ages ago. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2. Sexually explicit or offensive language.


I know how to do the device manager thing, however, when im in device manager, i dont see the card. To download and update your drivers manually, follow the instructions below. Browse to the folder you unpacked the driver to, and select the.

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Was this review helpful? The best way to fix your PC to run at peak performance is to update your drivers. If the driver is not compatible, your hardware will not work correctly and your computer might become unstable or stop working completely. Nothing could make my card work. My NIC also consistently has an “excellent” connection status.

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