Try that, and remove any wireless lan cards you might find. Welcome to Tech Support Guy! Under Network adapters , please tell me all the devices listed. I googled that and it says it is Atheros x so I downloaded that XP driver but it does not work. Atheros web page appears to be worthless to get drivers. Im not to savvy with computer terms but I manage pretty well. Message 9 of

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Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed. 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.

Used this for an Acer Aspire that was previously loaded with Vista Basic. I posted for help in a number of forums and all folks could tell me was that Atheros was garbage. You don’t need internet access for this test; you just want to see if you can detect your wireless network.

Click here to review our site terms of use. When I try to view all available wireless networks, the new network is not detected. Thanks to Aheros and it’s post, my wg works again.


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Discussion in ‘ Acer ‘ started by talkinggoatJul 4, I tend to agree with them for the most part. It has a yellow? I’ve tried various drivers and updates, even uninstalled an windows update, as they say on the netgear support site. Advertisements or commercial links. 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.

Solved: Win XP desktop won’t connect to wireless network

I dont know how to run the sys 506x since xp doesnt allow me to do it. Please go into your device manager and click on your missing unknown wireless adapter.

I xl think that you will need an external antenna or to shorten the distance between computer and router. Thanks to your info my new WiFi is working now. Follow the directions on the installation program screen.

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Atheros AR5006X Wireless Network Adapter overview

Sorry for a dumb question but how would I go about getting a driver update from Atheros? It was definitely an issue with the driver, because the card worked flawlessly in Linux with MadWifi drivers.


The internal wireless card for the desktop that will not connect is the Atheros ARX. I reformatted and replaced vista with xp pro, not thinking that it would require an additional piece of software to allow the bluetooth and wifi cards to work.

[ubuntu] Need help in Getting Atheros ARX WLAN Working in Ubuntu bit

Download the latest Atheros ARX driver for your computer’s operating system. Browse to the folder you unpacked the driver to, and select the.

Login athreos create an account to post a review. The machine that will not connect is running Windows XP.

Glad that my post helped you – That’s why I posted it in atherox first place. TerryNet Sep 3, Well, I’m sorry it wasn’t that simple to get it running the way it is supposed to!