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Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g adapter on Compaq Presario A931NR + Belkin Basic Router F7D1301 v1 (01)

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Problem with Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g adapter on Compaq laptop running Vista

Compaq Presario A931NR + Belkin Basic Router F7D1301 v1 (01)

Belkin told me I need to update the driver of my Atheros adapter in order to use WPA/WPA2.  I may only use WEP with the factory installed Atheros AR5007 802.11.b/g WiFi Adapter.  Device Manager reports the driver software for your device is up to date.

Atheros AR5007 802.11.b/g WiFi Adapter

Driver Provider: Atheros Communication Inc

Driver Version: 7.3.201.25

Driver Date:  05/30/2007

File Version:  7.3.1.25 built by WinDDK

Might there be an update for my Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g adapter
All replies most welcome  :smileyhappy:

TIA 

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Re: Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g adapter on Compaq Presario A931NR + Belkin Basic Router F7D1301 v1 (01)

Hi:

 

Let's take this from the top again...

 

I know for a fact that you can get your wireless card to work with your Belkin router. sm09 and others have been able to get the very same card to work on theirs.  I have every confidence you can too.  :smileyhappy:

 

No one more than I do (other than you perhaps), wants you to be able to connect to the internet as you had expected to in the first place.

 

The devil lies in the details.

 

Here is what I recommend...

 

1. Download this driver and remember where you saved it. Do not install it just yet.

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-99392-1&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en

 

2.. Go to your network and sharing center, and disconnect from your current wireless connection.

 

3.. Go to your device manager, click on the network adapters section, then right click on your Atheros wireless adapter.

 

4. Select, uninstall, and then if there is a box to check that says unistall drivers, check that box.

 

5. Restart the notebook.

 

a. It will detect the wireless card again, and may install drivers.  If it did install drivers, please go back to that Atheros device in the device manager and click on the driver tab. Check the driver version and date.

 

b. If it is 9.2.0.444 of sometime in 2011, then the driver you need to get your adapter to work has been installed.

 

c. if the driver is a different (earlier) date/version, now install the file you downloaded above. After installation go back there, and check to see that version  9.2.0.444 is installed now. It should have

 

6. If the wireless card it doesn't install when you restart the notebook, now install the file you downloaded above, and once again check to make sure version 9.2.0.444 is installed.

 

7. Go back to your network and sharing center and set up your wireless connection as you intended.  WPA2-Personal - AES.

 

8. Cross your fingers...

 

Paul

 

 

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Hi:

 

There is a much newer driver that hopefully will fix all of your issues:

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=32...

 

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Hello Paul_Tikkanen

Thanks for your interest...

How do I know for sure that sp54972 is compatible with my notebook.

My Device Manager reports no updates.

My product Support page reports no update.

Software & Driver Downloads CompaqPresarioA931NR Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - Eng...   Vista 32bit

The link you posted is for an HP EliteBook 6930p (based upon tab info)

My product nor EliteBook are listed with Release Notes | Hardware Product Models

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HP/Compaq sure don't keep it simple :smileyfrustrated:

 

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Hi:

 

It will work on any Atheros card model listed in any notebook.

 

Supported Devices and Features
Atheros AR5006 802.11a/b/g WiFi Adapter
Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Atheros AR5009 802.11a/g/n WiFi Adapter
Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
Atheros AR9380 802.11 a/g/n WiFi Adapter
Atheros AR9382 802.11a/g/n WiFi Adapter
Atheros AR9485 802.11 b/g/n WiFi Adapter

 

It doesn't even have to be an HP notebook.

 

If you don't install this driver, you will have to live with what you have.

 

I am surprised it even connects to the internet.

 

Paul

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Thanks alot, Paul. This seem to have done the trick.

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You're very welcome.

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Hello Paul

Curious, do you have the option to mark the Topic as Solved. 

As the OP ... I know I did not mark the Topic as Solved. .

My issue was not solved.  My WiFi was lost as a result of installing SP54972

 

sm09 issue may have been solved.    My issue is not. 

sm09 posted no system information

Did you mark the Topic as Solved 

 

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Paul_Tikkanen wrote:

It will work on any Atheros card model listed in any notebook.

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Didn't work on my Notebook.  My notebook is not listed.  



 

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Hi:

 

Yes, I do, and yes I did.

 

Sorry I did not read who posted that answer(that seemed to work for me), and assumed it was you.

 

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