I hope other folks that are saddled with the functionless Atheros and the drivers that come with them will read your post and get them working. It is a software utility that will find the right driver for you – automatically. If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET’s Site Terms of Use , you can report it below this will not automatically remove the comment. Do you already have an account? No more mousing around, no more keyboarding, no more nothing – the only option would be to hit the RESET button. Those identify the wireless card manufacturer and card model.

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I cannot detect any networks on this particular desktop.

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

You say your laptop freezes as soon as you plug the card in, so it’s probably loading the wrong driver immediately.

Im not to savvy with computer terms but I manage pretty well.

It now runs rock solid. Message 6 of This also has a yellow? Thanks again for pointing out the obvious and saving me a huge headache! Discussion in ‘ Acer ‘ started x; talkinggoatJul 4, That solved the problem.

Unknown IP Routing Enabled. Visit our Driver Support Page for helpful step-by-step videos. No, create an account now. I tend to agree with them for the most part.


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The driver mentioned here being an Atheros driver should probably work with a wide stheros of other Atheros cards too, Atheros implement a more or less ‘one size fits all’ driver policy. If a language option is given, select your language.

Need a remote-control desktop program. I located the guide and finally unearthed the box of miscellaneous attachments that came with this desktop. I don’t believe that the Atheros hardware is to blame; once you install the right driver, it works great, doesn’t it? You may atheeros may not have one of those wireless cards. Didn’t find what athheros were looking for?

Half of the drivers on the american site are wrong or corrupt. Used this for an Acer Aspire that was previously loaded with Vista Basic. I opened its Properties window from its context menu, went into the Driver tab, and clicked Update Driver Paste the results in a message here.

Atheros ARX Free Driver Download for Windows , XP () –

I hope other folks that are saddled with the functionless Atheros and the drivers that come with them will read your post and get them working. I googled that and it says it is Atheros x so I downloaded 5006c XP driver but it does not work.


Post the top string of characters you see there. If your notebook actually has bluetooth installed Note many acers have the bluetooth button on them but don’t have the internal bluetooth module needed for it to work you can get the driver there as well. My NIC also consistently has an “excellent” connection status. I get this error WGv3.

How to Install Drivers After you have found the right driver for your device and operating system, follow these simple instructions to install it. The internal wireless card for the desktop that will not connect is the Atheros ARX.

Atheros AR5B97 driver not letting me connect to wireless Jun 20, Network Devices Supported OS: Well, McDonalds is open and the one at home is not detected so I can enter the security code.