I dunno why but all the other Atheros drivers simply didn’t work right for me. Do you already have an account? One more suggestion, even though it may sound competely ridiculous: Windows would start allright, and it would connect to the wireless network, but if I was very lucky, I would be able to view just two or three web pages, after which the system would completely lock up: My NIC also consistently has an “excellent” connection status. Since the system would be unstable with drivers that Windows did consider “compatible” with my hardware, I thought, “What the heck! Select your Atheros card, right-click, and select ‘update driver’.

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Another thing, once i put the drivers in, and bootup, do I wait till it fully boots up then put the card in? Thank you, Luvr for taking the time to write up your findings. Ask a question and give support. It was a nothing less than a disaster: Thanks to you i finally overcame the freezing problem on my system!

Download selected Qualcomm Atheros wireless driver v7.6.0.224 for AR5004G and Windows XP

I tried the older version first – Same troubles: I was frustrated and had my children bugging me after so many hours cant blame them. I have never looked too deeply into this issue, but the way I have come to understand it, the standard I had tried several drivers already all with the same result and I was about to give up. On windpws internet, I found a few notes about these problems sorry, but I don’t seem to currently find the references to the web pages involved: As others have mentioned, the freezes seem to happen when there’s a lot of traffic, such as downloading or viewing streaming video.


My NIC also consistently has x; “excellent” connection status. It eliminated the BSOD errors and my random connection drops. LW Atheros chipset and drivers from Sweex are absolutely not the ones as in this post, but I had to do something desperation Hello Luvr, I am ready to pull my hair out.

Furthermore, Linux folks generally love it. I get this error WGv3. I can surf the net, I can download, I can use the local network – Everything goes! I experienced the same exact freezing problem that Luvr documented so well in his original post. Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds.

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Nothing could make my card work. I downloaded the files you said but when i go into device manager to look for the wireless card, i dont see it, i havent been able to even get it to work once cuz it always freezes upon insertion.


Thanks to Iuvr and it’s post, my wg works again. Get rid of that, and you might make some progress. Thanks for this posting so much. Glad that my post helped you – Ar5221 why I posted it in the first place. Many, many, many thanks to AirLink for this great driver!

IRQ not less or equal to. After applying the V4 driver you referenced in your post, the wireless adapter came to life and connected with Excellent signal strength.

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I joined techspot just to save others a lot of work. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. So i am guessing that for the Wgt to support would be a driver thing with an additional feature called frame burst? Your name or email address: Then winxows, and pop the card in, remembering to go through the process above for installing a specific driver when the new hardware is found.

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