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04-20-2011 08:53 PM
I have an HP Pavilion model p6230y product NY549AA-ABA with an Atheros 802.11 a/b/g/n Dualband Wireless Module and I can not get the network card to connect to my 5ghz band of my dual n cisco e3000 router. I will connect to the 2.4 ghz but not the 5ghz. The router is brodcasting on channel 161 for 5 ghz and channel 9 for 2.4 ghz. The driver for the network card is 126.96.36.1996 and dated 11/23/2010. Is anyone else having this problem and has anyone been able to solve it.
04-21-2011 11:23 AM
06-21-2011 09:14 AM - edited 06-21-2011 09:45 AM
I'm having this same issue.
I purchased an HP p6230y at Best Buy a year or 2 ago and just recently purchased a Netgear N750 dual band router. My Xoom and iPad2 both see and connect to the 5ghz network but my desktop does not. I setup WPA2 on the 5ghz band but the desktop still isn't seeing it. My driver version for the Atheros card (a/b/g/n dualband module) is 188.8.131.526, which from what I've seen on the web, is the latest driver. It's currently connected to the 2.4ghz band without issues.
Any idea how I can make this work other than buying a new wifi card? One other note, for some reason, the Properties button in my Wireless Network Connection is disabled/greyed out. Any idea how to enable it?
Thanks in advance,
06-21-2011 10:06 AM
Try this Atheros driver for your PC: v. 9.20
06-21-2011 04:10 PM
I tried it (anyways) but it wouldn't install. States:
"Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it.
Atheros 802.11 a/b/g/n Dualband Wireless Network Module.
There is no driver selected for the device information set or element."
06-21-2011 04:43 PM - edited 06-21-2011 04:46 PM
Sorry that didn't work. Yes, it is for notebooks but sometimes they put those same cards in desktops when they have mini-pci slots. I should have looked at the system specs and I see that the card is a PCIe x1 card
If you want, you can still try manually installing the driver by clicking on your Atheros wireless card in the device manager, clicking on the driver tab and then click "update driver. Select the browse for software option and browse to the extracted folder that was created in C:\ SWSETUP\sp52131.
You might get it to install that way.
06-21-2011 04:51 PM
Do me a favor and click on the device in the device manager. Then click on the details tab. In the Properties drop down list, select the second item (Hardware ID's).
Post the top string of characters you see there. Those will identify the model of the card.
If I know what Atheros chip it has, maybe we can find a newer driver for it if my method above doesn't work to update the driver.
06-21-2011 06:06 PM - edited 06-21-2011 06:09 PM
Atheros AR5B91 Wireless Network Adapter according to the information that you provided.
I believe PC Wizard will also show that adapter model.
Atheros 184.108.40.206 is the latest driver post at the link I referenced above.