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06-27-2012 10:30 PM
My friend who wiped out my laptop due to a virus put Atheros on my flash drive because I was & still am having issues connecting to the internet because my wi-fi thats built in to my laptop is not working properly. Am I doing something wrong?
06-28-2012 05:09 AM
If you installed the Atheros driver posted above, and you look in your device manager and under the Network Adapters section, you see your Atheros wireless card listed, then you installed the driver correctly, and I would have no idea why you can't connect to the internet.
If you do not see an Atheros network card listed in the device manager under Network Adapters, then there is some other issue, including possibly you have a different model wireless card and that still needs the correct driver installed.
If you see an item in the device manager labeled Network Controller and has a little yellow ! mark, that is your wireless card that needs drivers installed. It wouldn't be an Atheros card.
07-03-2012 02:06 AM
Well we tried that to no avail - it would appear that I already had the new driver and the range sucks - about 2 metres away from the modem and it doesn't want to play
07-03-2012 05:10 AM
7 feet is kind of short range. I would shut down the notebook, remove the battery and A/C power, open the wireless compartment and make sure the antennas are securely connected to the notebook.
Once you determine a loose or disconnected antenna is not the issue, reboot the PC and go into your network card's advanced settings see the link below on how to access these settings and make sure your transmit and receive power is set to the max, that if you have a roaming setting, it is set to the lowest setting.
Make sure WMM is enabled if you have that setting.
This is for an Intel wifi card but yours may have a few similar settings.
Try changing the channel your router is broadcasting on. Inthe USA, channels 1 and 11 offer good reception because most folks leave their routers on the default channel of 6 or Auto.
Try resetting your modem and router and if they are separate units, start the modem first. Wait a couple minutes and then start the router. Wait a couple minutes and start the PC.
If nothing above works, well then, I don't know what other things you can try.
08-06-2012 11:04 AM
downloaded the lated Atheros Wifi driver directly from their site (V10.0.4 dated Marc 2012) and still can't connect to my Netgear WNR3800 using WPA Personal.
08-06-2012 11:22 AM
Did you try the HP driver I posted at the top of the page?
Others have tried the one directly from Atheros with no success.