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Posted 06 July 2006 - 02:31 AM

Here is a driver and Client Utility for the Airgo range of Wifi PC-Cards and PCI cards.
I've made this driver from various OEM's.
The driver versions are the latest that I know of, let me know if you know of newer.
The INF is setup for PC-Cards but will work with PCI cards as well, athough a forced install might be needed.

The Client Utility is from ASUS as this is the best for the Pre-N cards by far
This will work for all the OEM cards out there (does for my Belkin Pre-N card)

Uninstall old Client Utility should you wish to use the included Netgear one.
If you just want the updated driver and keep the current Client Ultility then just point the Update drivers to the driver dir with the INF in it.
Run the 'Autorun' file in the root dir, should the driver not be updated, you will need to do this manually with 'Update drivers'
The driver also includes the very latest security (AegisI5) files so you can enjoy WPA2 and all it's lower sibblings.

I've enabled all receive and transmit antenna's and set compression to auto.

Works on:

Belkin F5D8010
Linksys WPC511GX
Netgear WGM511
Buffalo WLI-CB-G108
Buffalo WLI-CB-AG108HP
AeroGuard AGN1023PC
Planex CQW-NS108AG
Planex CQW-NS108G
Samsung X20 Laptop
GemTek WPCO-131G
Corega CG-WLCB108GM

Pre-N Driver v1.5.5.1
ASUS Client Utility 2.9.1.7
AegisI5 v3.4.10.0

AirgoNet ASUS based Client Utility

AirgoNet Pre-N driver v1.5.5.1

AirgoNet Pre-N driver v1.5.5.6
Feedback encouraged.

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 06:54 PM

Changed to ASUS Client utility much better.

Changed the driver names to fool the ASUS installer to think another card is installed.
Now you have full control over WIFI functions, and proper WZC is properly disabled with the Utility.
Included latest driver, Security files and latest Cliet Utility from various OEMs to make this.
Just unistall old Client utility and drivers and run setup with this one.
The card will be shown as a ASUS 240Mbps Airgo, this is needed to fool the Utility so no worries here.

Enjoy,

let me know of later driver, or utility exist, I can update the files easily now.

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 07:01 PM

Pieter, i have seen a few GemTek WLAN drivers in the past while browsing through OEM download archives. Are you in need of those (links?) in the future?

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 09:09 PM

That would be good :) , as you can see above I don't have a link for the Gemtek version of this Wifi card.

Most OEM's use the AirgoNet Client Utility, but may have later version drivers lurking around :)

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 05:29 PM

Found the release again (the one i was speaking of). Will upload tommorow as the file is on my PC at work. Also found another release today, which i uploaded HERE Don't know if it's old or new or if you really need it. You/i can delete it if you have downloaded it.
I forgot exactly where they origin from: either it is Gericom, Zepto, Alienware, ECS or Arima.

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 02:51 AM

I uploaded 2 more files in the same directory for you.
http://files.laptopvideo2go.com/wlan/

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 08:17 PM

Completely remade the driver, not happy with one before.
Installer works in english now (should als work in other languages)
Still have a niggly problem with the wifi center when you run the cursor over it the language is wrong.
Not quite sure how to fix this, but everything works all the same.

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 08:08 AM

New version i found over at Alienware. Only a day old. It's uploaded here: http://files.laptopv...rgo_v1.0.0.1.7z

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 01:27 PM

Ah finally the ones I've been waiting on :)
I'll go and have play now.

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 01:58 PM

A bit dissapointing, the Client utility is just the plain jane Airgo one :)
And the driver is old.

Nevermind, I'll keep working on the ASUS one.

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 12:01 AM

I was able to install the airgo driver for my pre-n belkin card to get WPA2 capability, though it is dated June 30, 2005, 1.5.0.147. Seems to be working great, though I always have a "Very good" signal strength, not Excellent. Is there a more recent Driver available that I am unware of. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 01:01 AM

I would love to Install the Airgonet Pre-N driver with Asus Client 2917.... but it seems the file has been removed from the site? Could it be posted again...Hopefully this will boost my signal strength just a bit more? Any help would be great...
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Posted 06 August 2006 - 02:11 AM

File size is zero :) uploading again.

I also cannot get excellent on my signal strength. (only has this for a few seconds).
This matters little as long as you get full speed at distance.

I'm only testing this on a 54Mbps wifi-router.
In my house I can get full speed at the far end of the house through 2 walls (about 20m away)
I could most certainly not get this with my Dlink Airplus G650+ card where I'd be on about 24Mbps.

The Belkn card is excellent for range boost, I hope to get either a Airplus based 240Mbps or Pre-n Wifi-router soon

I'm still trialing the Client Utility having some problems with Center.exe had to revert back to v2896.
I have incuded the latest driver version v1.5.5.1
Also includes latest Aegis files need for non WZC client apps

When installing it's best to run the setup and install the Client utility.
BEFORE rebooting, manualy up date the drivers, point the update drivers to:
\program files\ASUS\WLAN card utilies\Driver\
Now reboot and let the ASUS setup app turn off WZC

If your unsure on all this it may pay to just leave this, as it can be tricky to work with.

This is a work in progress

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 07:10 PM

Thanks for the clarification on the signal strength.

I was able to download the file successfully after your re-upload.

I unzipped the file and then ran the setup.

After it installed, I installed the drivers from ASUS/WLAN... folder in program files to the card.

Then I restarted

Upon reboot, I ran the client manager and it asked if I would like it or WZC to control the WLAN.

I chose the Asus Client Manager

It wouldn't recognize that I had a WLAN card in the PCMCIA slot.

I checked the driver # on the card and it says I have 2.0.3.30 from 1/17/06, but your previous posts say the file should be 1.5.5.1.

The client manager couldn't recognize my card.

Is there a step I am missing?

Thanks for your help.

Jeremy

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 09:26 PM

Bugger and curse's my sneaky driver replacement is not working as it should.
Even though I thought I had replaced the original drivers (240mbps Airgo) it still finds them some how and places these in the ASUS dir.
The CAB files are very hard to work with and require a special file and lots of fiddly work.

I'll do some more work on this.

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 09:40 PM

Right, in the mean time head back to the 1st post and grab the seperate driver files I've uploaded.
Update the Airgonet driver that are in the system properties to the ones I've just uploaded (v1.5.5.1)
Once done the ASUS Client utility should then become active.
You may need to uninstall it and then reinstall it, but after you install and before the reboot install the newly uploaded drivers.
Then on reboot turn off WZC as asked then a wifi connect wizard will start (the ASUS one) all going well you'll have a fully usable Client utility.

The ASUS one is by far the best (I've tried them all), but it does mean all this fiddleing about to get it started.

The ASUS Client utility looks for certain registry enteries that is why the driver files are renamed to what they are and the INF is from the 240mbps Aigonet card as they INF setting are the same for both cards.

v2917 of the Client utility has one little bug with the tray icon when placing the cursor over it the text it displays is all goobledy gook, going back to v2896 only for center.exe fixes this.
Not sure why this is.

But I'll slowly get this all sorted.

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 11:44 PM

Well, I installed the ASUS Client from the file airgonet_2917. After Install, I installed the drivers from 1.5.5.1 file you recently uploaded. Then, Rebooted. After reboot, ran ASUS program, which asked if it or WZC should control wifi controllers. Chose ASUS program. THen it said they couldn't find a WLAN card (even though it was plugged in to my PCMCIA Slot).

Upon checking the Driver files, it can find the number or date of it.

the 1.5.0.147 driver seems to be very stable while using WZC client from Windows, so I guess I will probably just stuck with this for now...

I appreciate you help...I wish Airgo made their drivers a bit more accesible (this is the only web page I could find the 1.5.0.147 driver. Saved my life...

Thanks a ton

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 11:45 PM

sorry...can't find a number on it...

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 02:03 AM

The driver is not installing properly by the looks of it.
I have a feeling your original driver is being installed.
The ASUS Client utility needs to be fooled into thinking an ASUS card is plugged in.

Extract the drivers somewhere you can find them (v1.5.5.1)

You need to go to 'System' Properties in the control panel (or rightclick on 'My Computer then properties)
Then 'Hardware'
Then 'Device Manager'
Then select 'Network adaptors'

In here should be your PC_card, not sure what name it's called.
Now double click this.
Then "driver' tab
Then 'update driver'
Now in the 'Welcome to Hardware update wizard' (XP with SP2) select 'No, not this time'
Now select 'Install from a list or specific location'
Now select 'Don't search I'll select driver to install'
Now select 'Have disk'
Now browse to where the drivers were extracted.
Select tmimo3p.inf (only INF that should show in the dir)
OK
Now select either choice (this is to fool the ASUS client utility into thinking that model is installed)
You'll now get a 'Update Driver warning' click yes
Now you'll get a warning to say that the driver is not WHQL, click 'Continue anyway'
Driver will install.
When done there should be 2 lights on the PC-Card.
If you installed the ASUS utility it should now come on.

The above will work should you want to try the ASUS Client utility or just want to have the latest drivers and use WZC to control everything (I hate not having the 'scan feature so I stay away from WZC)

If your original drivers are still installed, ie it still says Belkin in the system properties, try uninstalling the drivers then reboot when new Hardware found point it to the INF mentioned above and it will install the latest version.

Also make sure the Belkin Client utility is uninstalled as both cannot operate at once.

I hope this helps.

Keep an eye on this thread as I'll update the driver or Client utility or Aegis files as soon as I find newer ones.

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 04:36 AM

UPDATE:

I got the 1.5.5.1 drivers to work. I wasn't uninstalling the older airgo drivers first...

however, I have been unable to get the Asus utility to acknowledge my WLAN card.

in the installation process, as you described...it gets to the point where I have browsed to find the drivers (after the installation of the ASUS utility), and I instal the tmimo3p.inf file (the only one in the dir). When I do this, you say I should have a choice, but I don't...it is only one thing...Airgo True Mimo Driver (nothing about asus). Is there something else I need to be doing to trick the program?

From what I can tell, I am sure I will like this asus, if I can ever get it working.