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suby06
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Atheros AR5009 wireless adapter with windows 7

I have a DV5-1225ca laptop. It came with vista but right away I loaded windows 7 64 bit. I am having trouble with the wireless connection where it frequently stops working and I have to run the windows troubleshooter to fix it which says it has reset the wireless adapter. My router is a d link N router outputting N only. My drivers are as current as windows can find. Any suggestions? Is this a problematic wireless adapter and should I replace it?

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suby06
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Re: Atheros AR5009 wireless adapter with windows 7

anyone?

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alkandery
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Re: Atheros AR5009 wireless adapter with windows 7

Hi

i have same problem .

i have windows 7 64 bit 

same wireless

 

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suby06
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Re: Atheros AR5009 wireless adapter with windows 7

From what I can find it seems that this is just a peice of junk card with no windows 7 support. Looks like they ship this laptop now with a broadcom card instead. You can get a wireless N braodcom on ebay for $15 shipped. I am going to do that.

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Daniel_Potyrala
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Re: Atheros AR5009 wireless adapter with windows 7

@suby06

 

Hi,

 

On boot press F8 and choose Safe mode. (It's important to do it this way)

 

Go to Control Panel -> Devices Manager -> Network Cards


and find there Atheros wireless. Click on it with right button of Your mouse and choose uninstall driver.

 

Restart Your system and this time start it in normal mode.

 

Now install this driver:

Atheros Wireless here (ver 8.0.0.238   for 32/64 bit Win7)

 

 

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suby06
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Re: Atheros AR5009 wireless adapter with windows 7

Ive tried many drivers already but will give this one a go too and see. will let you guys know if it works.

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dwooten29
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Re: Atheros AR5009 wireless adapter with windows 7

I was having the same problem. I installed the driver you recommended and now I have a very stable connection. The only problem is that now I am limited to 54Mbs even with a draft n router.  I don't mind giving up the speed for a reliable connection though.

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Daniel_Potyrala
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Re: Atheros AR5009 wireless adapter with windows 7

@dwooten

 

Hi,

There are now few new modded drivers for this wireless card.

Uninstall Your current driver for Atheros wireless.

 

Resource:
Uninstalling Software in Windows 7
Uninstall or change a program in Windows 7


Try drivers from this site.

You should test from there v8.0.0.279, v8.0.0.316 and v9.0.0.125.

 

If drivers from above will not work then try v9.0.0.163 from here (according to this thread this version should be installed manually). This latest driver may not work at all.

 

Please report about Your results.

 

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Zebra__11
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Re: Atheros AR5009 wireless adapter with windows 7

This is what I did to fix my atheros 5009 problem.

I uninstalled all other drivers I tried and installed the driver from windows update and found that to be the only one working reliably at n speeds.

Remove all oem*.inf and oem* .pnf files that have atheros driver information in them from \windows\inf folder.

connected thr' ethernet and ran windows update.

it found the driver and sucessfully installed it for me.

wifi works great now!

 

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Daniel_Potyrala
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Re: Atheros AR5009 wireless adapter with windows 7

@Zebra__11

 

Hi,

 

Tnx for sharng with us this information.

Could you post here some info about driver which you are using now?

Please go to:

Control Panel -> Device Manager -> Network cards

find atheros card there, click on it with right button of your mouse and choose properties. Then go to ' Driver ' tab and show us what you've got there on screenshot. You may upload it anywhere and just post here link to it.

 

Resource:

How to take and post a screenshot on HP consumer Support Forum

 

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