Ask a question and give support. Views Read Edit View history. Since the working driver implements the standard, and does not support any non-standard, proprietary extensions, it will not go beyond 54 Mbps. Hello I’m using a netgear wg v1 pci wlan adapter based on atheros AR chip. I purchased a HP Wireless I don’t believe that the Atheros hardware is to blame; once you install the right driver, it works great, doesn’t it?

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Getting Atheros AR5212 Wireless Cards to Work with Windows XP

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.

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After applying the V4 driver you referenced in your post, the wireless 5006s came to life and connected with Excellent signal strength. Click Here qtheros receive this Complete Guide absolutely free. By now, I have tried numerous drivers that all claimed to support the AR chipset under Windows XP, but they all had the same problems; with some of them, the lockups would stay away a little longer, and I could even do a small download, but eventually, they would all cause the system to lock up.


I posted for help in a number of forums and all folks could tell me was that Atheros was garbage. Could this be it, the ? Any help greatly appreciated.

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Well, I’m off to see the wizard Are you new to LinuxQuestions. My NIC also consistently has an “excellent” connection status. Thank you, Luvr for taking the time to write up your findings.

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This page was last edited on 28 Octoberat Ubuntu edgy and atheros chipsets When not possible lack of resources mainly we do try to work with the community to see if this can be done through side community work, and only if not possible at all do we release firmware as binary with athrros friendly standard redistributable license. Join the community here. Mate 2 net I tried the older version first – Same ilnux Get rid of that, and you might make some progress.


As others have mentioned, the freezes seem to happen when there’s a lot of traffic, such as downloading or viewing streaming video. Windows would start allright, athrros it would connect to the wireless network, but if I was very lucky, I would be able to view just two or three web pages, after which the system would completely lock up: Intersil ISL Prism 2.

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Select your Atheros card, right-click, lknux select ‘update driver’. Your name or email address: I purchased a HP Wireless I can surf the net, I can download, I can use the local network – Everything goes!

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Browse to the folder you unpacked the driver to, and select the. Intersil Prism GT Hello Luvr, I am ready to pull my hair out. The system locked up after just a few short minutes.