I get this error WGv3. I posted for help in a number of forums and all folks could tell me was that Atheros was garbage. The only problem I’ve run across at this point that has given me somewhat of a problem, is the wireless connection. LW Atheros chipset and drivers from Sweex are absolutely not the ones as in this post, but I had to do something desperation TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. Have you installed a driver for your Atheros card before?

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On the internet, I found a few notes about these problems sorry, but I don’t seem to currently find the references to the web pages involved: I tried the older version first – Same troubles: If the driver is not compatible, your hardware will not work correctly and your computer might become unstable or stop working wtheros. Have you installed a driver for your Atheros card before? I joined techspot just to save others a lot of work.

Another thing, once i put the drivers in, and bootup, do I wait till it fully boots up then put the card in? Yes, my password is: So, I re-booted back into Windows7, and it magically cleared itself up for about an hour, but the wireless ‘ON’ light still was not blue.

I didn’t, it worked fine in Vista. I dont know how to run the sys file since xp doesnt allow me to do it. Any help greatly appreciated. Since the working driver implements the standard, and does not support windods non-standard, proprietary extensions, it will not go beyond 54 Mbps.


Faulty hardware is unlikely, but if all else fails, it can’t be ruled out. I was able to get it to do one time, but upon aar5212a up, it reverts back. LW Atheros chipset and drivers from Sweex are absolutely not the ones as in this post, but I had to do something desperation Thing is that PC is only 10 feet away from the Router Thanks to your wincows my new WiFi is working now.

Getting Atheros AR5212 Wireless Cards to Work with Windows XP

It now runs rock solid. Already have an account? I had tried several drivers already all with the same result and I was about to give up.

The system locked up after just a few short minutes. TechSpot Account Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds.

Windows xp doesnt seem to work with linksys wireless g pcmcia network card Sep 3, 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: Problem solved It’s worth mentioning that the Atheros cards work beautifully when a good driver’s found.

I was frustrated and had my children bugging me after so many hours cant blame them. Furthermore, Linux folks generally love it.


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You don’t run a sys file. If this is it, Ive tried to uninstall but i reboot windows install it automically even though there isnt anything in the slot. The connections are now stable, and the light is now ‘blue’ as athero should be.

Join the community here. Im not to savvy with computer terms but I manage pretty well.

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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. No more mousing around, no more keyboarding, no more nothing – the only option would be to hit the RESET button. 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.