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05-13-2009 04:38 AM
I know there are a lot of people having problems with the blessed AR5009 Atheros WIFI card same as i had. I am the owner of 3 HP Notebooks from what 2 of them have this model of WiFi. The problem was consisting in a code 10 Error after every start up of the notebook, Some time ago after a lot of time wasted in chating with tehnicians, upgradeing Bios and drivers, removing the WiFi card from the notebook to reset it and so on i have noteiced that if i shut down the WiFi using the Quick launch button before the shutdown of the notebook is fixing the code 10 error and the WiFi is working properly on the next startup except for a 10 minutes time before you can connect to the Wireless network. So that was ok with me still a litlle bit anoying but ok. About 2 weeks ago i wanted to install the Windows 7 RC X64 to test it because i heard many good things about it and so i did. I have deleted the C: partition, created a new one and format it using the Windows 7 install disc and after this i just instaled 7. The drivers from HP for Windows Vista X64 where perfect except for the one for Atheros that i got from the Windows update and all worked ok especially the WiFi that didn't give me anymore the Code 10 error. After a few days of testing i reached the conclusion that Window 7 is to buggy for me so i haved reinstalled Vista again deleting the C: partition creating a new one and format it before the install of the OS. I have reinstalled Vista Home Premium X86 and the drivers from HP and i have noticed that the AR5009 is no longer giveing me the Code 10 Error when i shut down my Notebook without shuting down the WiFi first. From a previous topic i know that are a lot o people haveing trouble with this card and that some o them even managed to get it replaced by Hp, but isn't it simpler for the HP Tehnicians to just look into this problem and solve it instead of just replacing parts ?? I hope that this Post will help somebody from HP to get a solution or a HP user faceing the same problem. Until now i didn't manage to keep my notebook shut down for more then 5 Hours and i can't do the same thing on the second HP Notebook so until i manage to keep it shut for more then 24 Hours this solution have to be looked as a probable one, but on Windows 7 is working 100%, the Notebook being off for more then 36 Hours. I will keep you posted when i will have it off for 24 Hours just to be safe.
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05-15-2009 12:42 AM
05-16-2010 07:37 PM
I am having an issue with the Atheros wireless as well. However, I am running Windows 7. The wireless was working fine up until a month ago. I know it's not an issue with the wireless router because I have another laptop, iphone, ipod and blackberry connected to it. I feel dumb that I am not able to fix the issue; since I do work in IT BUT I have tried everything I know and what I have found on the web. I am ready to throw in the towel and thought I needed a new wireless card UNTIL I came across your posting. When I check the WLAN settings in the services it shows stopped but when I go to start it I get the error:
Windows could not start the WLAN Auto Config service on Local Computer.
Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start.
I am frustrated and wonder if you might be able to help. I've updated, uninstalled and reinstalled the driver and nothing is working.
Please help if you can
12-02-2011 10:38 AM
This solution works for me. Go to Control Panel to Device Manager to Network Adapters to Atheros5009 etc. Right click and click Uninstall ( I know - it seems crazy ). Now shut down computer. Then start it up again. During Start Up the driver is reinstalled but this time effectively. The blue wireless light may come on by itself but if not wait until all settled and press wireless button and it will light. But system may take a little time ( minutes ) to pick up wireless connection and the computer may be jerky for a few minutes until wireless connection is fully established. However it does work - I've had to do it a number of times - and at least I have a wi-fi connection. BUT when you shutdown computer ie when you've done all this and it is working OK with wifi, MAKE SURE the blue light is turned off as it seems this is one way of messing it all up again. (That's not what I've written on a note on my computer!) Also if you aren't using the computer for some time - an hour? - turn off the blue light, it will come on OK when you want it. Good luck - I've screamed at this thing for a couple of years but it works now and I know how to get it going again within minutes if it does lose it again. But sorry , no thanks to HP.
01-04-2012 11:42 AM - edited 01-04-2012 11:45 AM
I have the same problem. I have an HP DV6-1238nr and ever since I upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium, this card has worked erratically. It's especially frustrating when I'm connected via Remote Desktop to my office PC and everything freezes because the card claims there are no wireless networks available! I tried the uninstall and reinstall with no change in behavior as stated in another post.
I don't want to replace it with the same POS. Does anyone know of a compatible replacement that I could buy to replace this one with? I have a second laptop HP DV6 with a broadcom wifi adapter and it is as stable as can be with Windows 7.
I was ready to get an Intel wifi through Newegg, but I saw a rating entry that someone bought it and it was not on his Compaq laptop's BIOS whitelist, so he had to return it. Any suggestions would be appreciated as the problems are getting worse by the minute and, after 4 back surgeries, I depend on my laptop to be able to sit in a recliner without significant pain.
Thanks in advance,