06-03-2011 08:14 AM - edited 10-02-2015 09:50 AM
This post is for those that have the below listed Atheros adapters, and recently upgraded their routers (usually from a Wireless G to a Wireless N router from 2009 or newer), only to find they cannot connect to the internet anymore.
Atheros AR5006 802.11a/b/g WiFi Adapter
Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Atheros AR5009 802.11a/g/n WiFi Adapter
When using their old equipment, there were no problems.
Symptom: When upgrading to a new router, normally connection is made to the local network, but one cannot access the internet.
Symptom: Wireless connects if using WEP security or no security, but will not connect when using WPA2-Personal security.
For those who have the above Atheros wireless adapters, and are experiencing issues with connecting to the internet, there is a driver available that should remedy the situation.
It is good for Windows operating systems -- Windows XP through Windows 7 -- 32 or 64 bit.
It may work on Windows 8 too, but I haven't tested it on Windows 8.
Here is the link to the driver:
06-22-2011 05:36 PM
Would this work with a Netgear Wireless-N Router WNR2000? And how do I download the driver if I can't connect to the internet?
06-22-2011 05:53 PM
I would update the driver because you have nothing to lose.
You can dowload the driver the same way you posted your question--via another computer.
Just plug in a USB flash drive to the computer you download the driver from. Copy it onto a flash drive, plug the flash drive into your notebook USB port, and launch the driver installation package.
06-23-2011 09:55 PM
I did as suggested putting the files into C:\SWSetup/SP52131. I then clicked on the Setup file in this folder dated 3/1/2011. When given the choice to modify or remove, I chose modify and the Wizard started. To be brief, I still get no internet connection messages.
Any other ideas?
06-24-2011 05:22 AM - edited 06-24-2011 05:22 AM
Sorry that didn't work for you. I don't have any other ideas you can try.
Youmay want to try posting your question as a new post, rather than it being hidden here. You can already list what you have tried.
07-09-2011 06:42 PM
I want to ask, if it can I apply in ProBook 4420s, because I have the same problem, namely my wifi works fine, but can not access the internet.
07-31-2011 11:31 AM
paul u are a saint. they wanted to charge me 50 to a hundred bucks just to tell me what u did on here. it took me 3 minutes to download the driver and now i dont have to use ethernet anymore. thanx bro. take it easy
08-01-2011 01:37 PM
I created an HP account just to thank you for this link. I've spent 2 days online and talking to call centers trying to get this driver. I was finally going to just return my router to Best Buy. Thank you SO much!
- HP PCs - Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet (Windows 10)
- HP PCs - Troubleshooting Your Wireless Network and Internet Connection (Windows 7)
- HP PCs - Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet (Windows 8)
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- HP PCs - Slow Internet Troubleshooting (Windows 10, 8)