I joined techspot just to save others a lot of work. Ask a question and give support. Thanks for this posting so much. It eliminated the BSOD errors and my random connection drops. Pros anymoore se Cons anymoore se Summary anymoore se Reply to this review Was this review helpful? Although the hard locks seem to unreproducible. Have you installed a driver for your Atheros card before?

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I will try to test WEP support with another client to see it’s solely a client related problem.

Hello Luvr, I am ready to pull my hair out. As expected forcing the card to run in Select your Atheros card, right-click, and select ‘update driver’. Im running XP Serv Pk 3. This might change in the near future indeed I hope it does so if you are stuck with an atheros chipset try current before moving on to a different device.

You are not logged in. Also noteworthy, by default the AR chipset when set to autoselect will use Many, many, many thanks to AirLink for this great driver! Faulty hardware is unlikely, but if all else fails, it can’t be ruled out. You say your laptop freezes as soon as you plug the card in, so it’s probably loading the wrong driver immediately.


Ideally I’d like to do both.

Select Qualcomm Atheros wireless driver

Archived This is a read only version of the BSDnexus forums. Thank you, Luvr for taking the time to write up your findings. After applying the V4 driver you referenced in your post, the wireless adapter came to life and connected with Excellent signal strength. I’ve tried various drivers and updates, even uninstalled an windows update, as they say on the netgear support site.

If the driver is not compatible, your hardware will not work correctly and your computer might become unstable or stop working completely.

I will definitely try it out. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. Here’s the output of ifconfig -m ath0.

Now, everything works fine! I still can not force the driver to use You must login or register to post a reply. Im not to savvy with computer terms but I manage pretty well. Have you installed a driver for your Atheros card before? I have two cards, a dlink and a lucent technologies. I had tried several drivers already all with the same result and I was about to give up. I can get it to work under Hopefully I’ll be back with good news.


Select Qualcomm Atheros wireless driver

Atheros AR5B97 driver not letting me connect to wireless Jun 20, I downloaded the files you said but when i go into device manager to look for the wireless card, i dont see it, i havent been able to even get it to work once cuz it always freezes upon insertion. Login or create an account to post a review. Here’s the relevant lines from dmesg: Sometimes I get it when using WEP, sometimes when trying to force the card into 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.