The buggy drivers really need to be fixed, because these fine cards are getting the flak. Well, I’m off to see the wizard Windows gave me an Update Driver Warning, telling me that Installing this device driver is not recommended because Windows cannot verify that it is compatible with your hardware. It eliminated the BSOD errors and my random connection drops. Windows 7 IT Pro. Don’t you see any devices with the yellow exclamation mark next to them?

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Getting Atheros AR5212 Wireless Cards to Work with Windows XP

I downloaded the files you said but when i go into device manager to look for the wireless card, i dont see it, i ar52112a been able to even get it to work once cuz it always freezes upon insertion. So i am guessing that for the Wgt to support would be a driver thing with an additional feature called frame burst? The buggy drivers really need to be fixed, because these fine cards are getting the flak. Any help greatly appreciated.

This completed cleared up my wireless problem. The system locked up after just a few short minutes. Glad that my post helped you – That’s why I posted it in the first place.


I had tried several drivers already all with the same result and Ar5221a was about to give up. Remove From My Forums.

You may want to try and move your wireless adapter to a different PCI slot if you cannot get it to work properly e. Yes, my password is: Im not to savvy with computer terms but I manage pretty well. The connections are now stable, and the light is now ‘blue’ as it should be.

Sign in to vote. It was a ztheros less than a disaster: My NIC also consistently has an “excellent” connection status. One more suggestion, even though it may sound competely ridiculous: I know how to do the device manager thing, however, when im in device manager, i dont see the card.

Atheros a/b/g Wireless LAN Driver for Windows XP/

Thanks to Iuvr and it’s post, my wg works again. So, I decided to re-boot into Vista to see if I really had a wireless problem. This window uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads.

First of all, completely uninstall any other drivers ar5212 may have tried for your card. Get rid of that, and you might make some progress. Don’t you see any devices with the yellow exclamation mark next to them?


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Problem solved It’s worth mentioning that the Atheros cards work beautifully when a good driver’s found. Anyway – Yesterday, when taking a fresh look at the issue, I somehow found myself directed to an AirLink Technical Support Page for a possible solution.

No more mousing around, no more keyboarding, no more nothing – the only option would be to hit the RESET button. Struggling with getting wireless to work Nov 27, TechSpot Account Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. I clicked Have disk Hello Luvr, I am ready to pull my hair out. Monday, January 12, It has been intermittent at best, and has failed completely once completely disabled itself.