Monday, January 19, 2015

Atheros WLAN Driver - Connection Issues With Many New Routers

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 download page:
 
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-108905-1&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en...

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