And low and behold. Any help greatly appreciated. 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. Download the original driver for an older model here: I should have tried Bing or Yahoo, hindsight Anyway. One more suggestion, even though it may sound competely ridiculous:

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Atheros AR driver for Windows 7 | Tech Support Guy

Ask a question and give support. You don’t run a sys file. My NIC also consistently has an “excellent” connection status.

They work, I’m using the latest drivers now, are you updating via the update drivers method in Device Manager? The modded INF does support your card, can’t tell what will happen as it does try to 11n settings it should just ignore this.

IRQ not less or equal to. Windows gave me an Update Driver Warning, telling me that Installing this device ar2512 is not recommended because Windows cannot verify that it is compatible with your hardware.

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET’s Site Terms of Useyou can report it below this will not automatically remove the comment. It now runs rock solid. If this is it, Ive tried to uninstall but i reboot windows install it automically even though there isnt anything in the slot.


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.

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Glad that my post helped you – That’s why I posted it in atheeros first place. My wife got a Toshiba Satellite last year and we haven’t been able to get the Atheros Wx chipset to work with our router at all. Moved by Othorvath Moderator Saturday, January 17, 2: Your message has been reported and will ar5221 reviewed by our staff.

No, create an account now. I download this driver: You say your laptop freezes as soon as you plug the card in, so it’s probably loading the wrong driver immediately.

Posted April 24, Anyway, thanks millions for posting this here ages ago.


Select Qualcomm Atheros wireless driver

I downloaded the two driver versions I found athrros To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. Please submit your review for WLan Driver Atheros Checking Emails and Skype were both working most of the time with the original TP-Link drivers, but surfing the web and in particular starting any download would freeze the system completely.

I opened its Properties window from its context menu, went into the Driver tab, and clicked Update Driver Well, I’m off to see the wizard Download the original driver for an older model here: It eliminated the BSOD errors and my random connection drops. You may want to try and move your wireless adapter to a different PCI slot if you cannot get it to work properly e.

Select your Atheros card, right-click, and select ‘update driver’. The system locked up after just a few short minutes.