Join the community here , it only takes a minute. I had tried several drivers already all with the same result and I was about to give up. While it sounds stupid, this was 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. Select your Atheros card, right-click, and select ‘update driver’. I find performance outstanding, weak signal throughput in particular is far superior to any other card I’ve ever tried. I dunno why but all the other Atheros drivers simply didn’t work right for me. Ask a question and give support.

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Select Qualcomm Atheros wireless driver

The system locked up after just a few short minutes. You say your laptop freezes as soon as you plug the card in, so it’s probably loading the wrong driver immediately.

The system used to freeze after a few moments of surfing the web. Hello I’m using a netgear wg v1 pci wlan adapter based on atheros AR chip.

If this is it, Ive tried to uninstall but i reboot windows install it automically even though there isnt anything in the slot. Thanks to you i finally overcame the freezing problem on my system! I know how to do the device manager thing, however, when im in device manager, i dont see the card.


Getting Atheros AR5212 Wireless Cards to Work with Windows XP

Many, many, many thanks to AirLink for this great driver! I hope other folks that are saddled with the functionless Atheros and cp drivers that come with them will read your post and get them working. Your name or email address: 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.

If the driver is not compatible, your hardware will not work correctly and your computer might become unstable or stop working completely. TechSpot Account Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds.

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

Try that, and remove any wireless lan cards you might find. Thing is that PC is only 10 feet away from the Router Since the working driver implements the standard, and does not support any non-standard, proprietary extensions, it will not go beyond 54 Mbps.

The driver you provided a charm. Browse to the folder you unpacked the driver to, and select the. Glad that my post helped you – Ag5212 why I posted it in the first place. I downloaded the two driver versions I found there: Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds.

You may want to try and move your wireless adapter to a different PCI slot if you cannot get it to work properly e. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.


It was a nothing less than a disaster: I was able to get it to do one time, but upon boot up, it reverts back. Winvows clicked Have disk Struggling with getting wireless to work Nov 27, The laptop always freezes.

And look, the thing is running with the Airlink drivers as suggested the card has an ARA or something like that.

Anyway, the link below gives instructions on how to remove ‘hidden’ devices in device manager. No, create an account now.

Download Qualcomm Atheros wireless driver for ARG and Windows XP

After applying the V4 driver you referenced in your post, the wireless adapter came to life and connected with Excellent signal strength.

I opened its Properties window from its context menu, went into the Driver tab, and clicked Update Driver So i am guessing that for the Wgt to support would be a driver thing with an additional feature called frame burst?

It now runs rock solid.