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Latest Atheros WLAN drivers for Windows 7 and Vista (x86 & x64)

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I'm currently running v9.2.1.459 with modded INF v1.31 (with some tweeks of my own) on a Dell Inspiron 9400... Seems to work fine. Next test will be v9.2.1.470 (if I can find a download) with the same INF.

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I'm currently running v9.2.1.459 with modded INF v1.31 (with some tweeks of my own) on a Dell Inspiron 9400... Seems to work fine. Next test will be v9.2.1.470 (if I can find a download) with the same INF.

on Vista 32bits...

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I used Version 9.2.0.470 with my DWA-547 and got huge speed-drops. No modded inf.

Edited by Frigolit

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Hello,

I have been trying to get my DLink DWA-547 HW: A3 FW: 1.70 with a PCI identifier of VEN_168C&DEV_0029&SUBSYS_3A7C1186 to work for four hours to no avail.

The problem is that it will only connect to 802.11g networks, while my 802.11n network remains undetected by the NIC.

I know that the 802.11n network is working, because I have another computer connected to it.

I have tried these versions of the Atheros drivers:

  • 7.3.1.109 from this thread
  • 7.6.0.172 from this thread
  • 7.6.1.237 from this thread
  • 8.0.0.332 (This is the latest from Dlink)
  • 8.0.0.351 from this thread
  • 9.0.0.208 from this thread
  • 9.2.0.105 from this thread
  • 9.2.0.113 from atheros.cz
  • 9.2.1.470 from Atheros, found with google.

You might notice that the PCI identifier for my card is not present in any of the drivers, except the one from Dlink. I have had to manually add it to each driver I wanted to test so the driver would install.

To unpack the 9.2.1.470 I had to:

  1. Download latest version from Atheros.
  2. Open data1.cab file with InstallShield CAB file Viewer.
  3. Extract relevant files.
  4. Add %ATHR.DeviceDesc.DWA547% = ATHR_DEV_OS61_3A7A1186.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0029&SUBSYS_3A7C1186 in relevant section so that my card is recognized.

But no matter what I do, my NIC does not detect any 802.11n networks.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks for reading!

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Try the modded drivers, in my experience they are more stable than the oem ones.

http://voidseesaw.com/atheros_v9.2.1.470.zip

Download those and once again manually add the VEN & DEV ID. Then once it is installed right click dlink adapter in device manager, properties>advanced, and under wireless mode at the bottom try selecting a setting with "n" in it, 11agn (40mHz) being the best as this allows you to connect to pretty much everything

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From Gigabyte.us for the T1125N laptop:

Atheros Wireless Network Driver (Audio stream of 802.11n modification)

OS:Windows 7 32bit,Windows 7 64bit 8.0.0.372 32.16 MB 2010/12/10 Download from: Asia China America Europe

Atheros Wireless Network Driver

OS:Windows 7 32bit,Windows 7 64bit 8.0.0.335 30.11 MB 2010/12/06 Download from: Asia China America Europe

Edited by Yasmine Hassan

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Try the modded drivers, in my experience they are more stable than the oem ones.

http://voidseesaw.co..._v9.2.1.470.zip

Download those and once again manually add the VEN & DEV ID. Then once it is installed right click dlink adapter in device manager, properties>advanced, and under wireless mode at the bottom try selecting a setting with "n" in it, 11agn (40mHz) being the best as this allows you to connect to pretty much everything

Can anyone do a similar mod on the newest build?

http://download2.dvd...0.0.75-whql.zip

Edited by Ookamo

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Driver only

Win7 = 07/18/2013,10.0.0.260
Win8 = 07/04/2013,10.0.0.256
Win8.1 = 07/15/2013,10.0.0.260

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Hi All,

 

Having Win 8 Pro w/Media Center, my Qualcomm Atheros 9485 chipset.

 

Driver Ver: 10.0.0.77

Driver Date: 12/12/2012

 

It was working fine, however when I went to www.atheros.com/cz

I noticed that thet had a newer driver for the 9485 chipset...then I copied and pasted ver: 10.0.0.256------>the site shows 10.0.0.251 for the AR9485 chipset into notepad and the file is: athw8x.inf   I did not mod this at all, but opened up the ver:10.0.0.260 folder----->ForInSetup folder copied and pasted the athw8x.inf, and deleted the other 'two' .inf (setup) files within this folder.

 

Now I have:

 

Qualcomm Atheros

Driver Ver: 10.0.0.256

Driver Date: 7/4/2013

 

Going into Device Manager---->Qualcomm Atheros Network Adapter---->Advanced

Receive Buffers : 512  (the older driver mentioned above could only get 256)

Transmit Buffers: 512

 

Running very stable...thus far no need to reset network adapter... :)

For any of our collective membership that has Win 8 and a AR9485 chip, I have uploaded the athw8x.inf.

athw8x.inf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 mobilevidia post (thanks m8)...

Edited by gahbmwm5

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download v276 at ACER

Change List for Win8 Driver
10.0.0.276
Draft 01/03/2014
Atheros Confidential and Proprietary Page 1 of 1
Atheros is continuing Hot Fixes. This will be a list of running changes as we continue to fix defects against Win8 10.0.0.209 base code.
Software changes between build 10.0.0.3 and 10.0.0.260
1) Fix – BSOD 0x7E
2) Modify – Beacon interval of GO in MCC mode
3) Modify – Fine tune RX performance of client side in MCC mode
4) Modify – Sync up the registry setting for different OS
Software changes between build 10.0.0.260 and 10.0.0.263
1) Fix – Adjust Concurrent Tx power back off setting time
2) Fix – BSOD when AMP transferring and disable wlan
3) Modify – Traffic-shaping mechanism to improve the BT-coex performance
4) Modify – Enable Miracast MCC.
Software changes between build 10.0.0.263 and 10.0.0.268
1) Fix – Miracast lost link
When we get deauth frame from other GO.
2) Fix – Miracast connect lost
We have chance lost link when Miracast long run test on shielding room.
Software changes between build 10.0.0.268 and 10.0.0.270
1) Fix – BSOD issue caused by redundant initialization code.
2) Fix – FTP drop lost link issue.
Software changes between build 10.0.0.270 and 10.0.0.274
1) Fix – BSOD 0x133 Due to TSF stack overflow.
2) Fix – Miracast can’t link to Sink when STA link to HT40 AP.
3) Modify – Channel 11 TX power to bring it in line with CTL recommendation
Software changes between build 10.0.0.274 and 10.0.0.276
1) Fix – BSOD occurred when do disable/enable overnight test.
2) Fix – BSOD athwb.sys ( athwb+12d65d ) when test softap.
Atheros Confidential - Page 1 - 1/3/2014
Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.1.314 Release Note
? Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.0.204 1. Bluetooth device could not turn off in PC settings when Connect BT earphone or computer 2. HDP function fail in Japanese OS with blood preasure meter UA-767PBT-C 3. make BT system tray icon GRAY when BT RFKilled 4. Audio status is non-sync 5. Fix WHQL LE_Dual_Mode test case 6. Fix WHQL LOGOLE and LOGOLE_DUAL test restart radio case
? Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.0.206
1. Fix BtPreLoad – Multi-User error message dialog issue
2. Fix BtPreLoad – Can Launch BtvStack/AthBtray
3. Fix Mouse is working for 10 seconds after resume even if Air plane mode in ON
4. Fix Sync profile is not working.
5. Fix OPP fail to transfer if file name is strange string.
6. Fix LE profile can’t handle 128bits uuid
7. Fix driver conflict with MSFT native driver ( audio problem )
8. Improve BT LE logo test stability.
? Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.0.208
1. Fix BSOD 0xD1 stress S4
2. Fix BtPreLoad Multi-user issue
3. Fix Property have some display error on FRN language
4. Fix Bt mouse can be use 5 seconds after resume S3/S4 under airplane mode
5. Fix FTP sometimes disconnect w/o connection request.
6. (WB335 only) Fix BOSD at disable/enable BT stress test
7. Fix HID mouse reconnect time takes too long
8. Hide btray icon when bttray is not ready
9. Fix BPP enable fail
10. Fix JAP OS installer issue.
Atheros Confidential - Page 2 - 1/3/2014
11. Fix BT mouse can be use 15 seconds after resume S3 under Airplane mode
12. Remove all QCA LE staff from help file
? Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.0.209
1. Enable QCA LE FindMe profile GUI
2. Improved the Metro GUI BT radio on/off mechanisim
3. Fix play music have noise with BT headphone on some platform.
4. Fix Japanese OS installer.
5. Fix Win8.1 GUI sometimes failed to launch if pairing by Metro GUI
6. Fix VDP failed to capture video on Jap OS
7. Fix OPP received files are sometimes lost.
8. (WB335 only) Fix QCA UI cannot turn off automatic if we remove paired device
? Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.0.210
1. Support QCA stack for FindMe & Proximity ( setupconfig.ini need add [EnableQcaLeStack] value=1)
2. implement the hid fake link feature on win7/Win8.1 using registry info
3. improved the Metro GUI airplane mode/BT switch issues.
4. OS will always choose QCA driver instead of MSFT native one by using accurate MFG ID in inf,
5. new registry to set CoD
6. If VDP is support. BT video source window can’t be automatically stopped after pressing VDP “Disconnect” button.
7. Fix help file explains how to use bluetooth is not correct
8. Enable Device check/reset mechanism
9. Fix Airplane mode enable/disable issue when Audio / HID connected
? Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.0.214
1. Fix Cannot enable airplance mode. BT keep radio on issue
2. Fix Bluetooth can’t turn off when BT mouse + BT headset are connected.
3. Fix BT switch status incorrect.
4. Fix Bluetooth icon on task bar disappear after turn on and turn off Airplance mode
5. Fix No BT icon in computer UI when pair two platform by BT
Atheros Confidential - Page 3 - 1/3/2014
6. Fix Metro mode should not swith to Destop mode if “discover notify” is enable.
7. (WB225) Fix BSOD 0xC4
8. Fix some help file words on English
9. (WB335) Fix Bluetooth peripheral devices with GUID appear when driver install
10. Fix Sometimes QueryRadioStatus return wrong status
11. Power option mode will be change to “balance” after BT A2DP disconnected.
12. GUI improvement when FTP file is transferring
13. Fix A2DP can not to be established with Sony’s mobile phone.
? Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.0.214 V2
1. Fix Bluetooth using FTP send file will pop up error message.
? Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.0.216
1. Fix GUI issue when FTP file is transferring
2. Fix A2DP connection can’t be setup between Atheros & Sony Walkman
3. Fix HID device feature fail
4. Fix VDP issue
5. Help file improvement for LE device
6. A2DP can not establish with sony android phone
7. Fix FTP browse fail issue
? Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.0.218
1. Black Screen when running S3 testing when BT is paired and connected as Audio sink device
2. System will be locked when airplane mode on + proximity enable
3. Cannot turn off BT when LE mouse is connect
4. Btvstack crash when pair with 3rd LE device
5. Airplance mode can’t work when LE connection is exist.
6. Btvstack/bttray I/O access too much
7. System black screen during shutdown while A2dp playing
Atheros Confidential - Page 4 - 1/3/2014
8. Unknow Bluetooth peripheral device when choose hidden device
9. (WB335) 0x9F BSOD
10. VDP profile black screen random.
11. Transfer status displayed “ completed”after cancel the transfer on remote site.
12. OPP temp file process takes long time.
? Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.0.220
1. Fix The music sound delay and drop after BT Metro off/on and headset reconnect by play button on MW600
2. Fix (WB225 only) Play music have noise with BT headphone
3. Fix BT pre-pair on pure O.S. issue.
4. Fix BT “Configuration and option” descriptions is not complete when OS language is Brazil
5. Add A2DP auto-reconnection for switching Airplane mode
? Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.0.222
1. Fix - device manager show yellow mark after uninstall BT driver
2. Fix - BT USB windows driver x86/x64 for security vulnerability.
3. Fix - BT UART windows driver x86/x64 for security vulnerability.
4. Fix - 0x18 BSOD happens when remove combo driver
5. Modify - Secure Sign-in check box is gray because of auto unlock. We remove auto unlock.
6. Fix - "SystemManagerWnd" when Bttray is running
? Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.0.224
1. Modify - ACER multi HID device fake pairing request
2. Fix - A2DP music streaming fail to Sony BT speaker
3. Fix - BT ftp can't browse each other after paried
4. Fix - LE profile is missing on Win8.1 GUI
Atheros Confidential - Page 5 - 1/3/2014
? Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.0.226
1. Fix -- ACER multi HID device fake pairing request
2. Fix – BT fail to print jpg file
3. Fix – (WB225)Remote Procedure Call(RPC) error occurs when control panel is open/close repeatedly
4. Fix – WMP music will lag about 10 seconds. When you enter Configure, option, network
5. Fix -- Unable to handle remote AMP controller ID "2". ( Intel BT HS cann’t create link )
6. Fix -- airplane mode can't turn off after resume from S3
? Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.0.228
1. Fix – Unable to handle remote AMP controller ID2. Current our fix is make connection to stay at Bluetooth only. 6/E release will fully fix this issue.
2. Fix – AVDTP “Discovery” command is not send from host.
3. Fix – WMP is not responding after resume S3
4. Fix – A2DP status display wrong after boot up
5. Fix – After paired with Bluetooth keyboard. Bluetooth RF can’t turn off
6. Fix – FTP client have chance fail to browse server.
? Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.0.230
1. Fix – Unable to handle remote AMP controller ID2. Can start AMP now
2. Fix – (TOSHIBA ONLY) BT device lost when system S3 Stress test
3. Fix – (DELL ONLY) Proximity will auto unluck after lock system
4. Fix – Have chance meet Unknow device Error code 43 when update driver from the driver before 8.0.0.224
? Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.1.232
1. Modify – change the verison to 8.0.1.x. this means this driver support windows 8/8.1
2. Fix – file transfer speed is low from phone to PC
3. Fix – file stop transmit via BT if turn off WLAN during file transmission
4. Fix – Bluetooth can’t uninstall when upgrade to windows 8.1
Atheros Confidential - Page 6 - 1/3/2014
? Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.1.300
1. Fix – Sytem WHCK fail
This version should pass system WHCK which relate to Bluetooth on windows 8.1 9477 QFE5
? Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.1.302
1. Fix -- Bluetooth can't uninstall when upgrade to windows 8.1
2. Fix -- LE function cannot work after WinBlue 9400
3. Fix – WHCK Audio Logo Test (System) Fail.
4. Fix -- WHCK function test fail at Class audio driver test
5. Fix -- Platform can't be SHUTDOWN when BT is radio-off(airplane mode on)
6. Fix -- Bluetooth cause system hang up during warm boot test
? Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.1.305
1. Fix -- Win8.1.1 Metro GUI BT Headset remote device status is not correct
2. Fix -- Driver cause WHCK test BSOD and yellow bang
3. Fix -- Platform cannot entering S3/S4 with 0x9f
4. Fix -- LED is ON for 10s in airplane mode after resuming from S3
? Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.1.306
1. Fix -- System BSOD 0x9F when do S4 and reboot test
2. Fix -- The Bluetooth cause system hang up during warm boot test
3. Fix -- System can't output music via BT when smart phone play music
4. Fix -- File transfer speed is very low from Phone (Galaxy S4) to PC
? Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.1.308
1. Modify – device description
2. Fix – A2DP connection randomly fail with HTC one
3. Fix -- LWFLT and bus driver YB after OOBE
Atheros Confidential - Page 7 - 1/3/2014
? Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.1.314
1. Fix –BSOD occur after uninstall Bluetooth driver
2. Fix –Failed to install OPP profiles when pairing with MSFT native stack

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Toshiba WLAN v285 / BT v316

 

Acer WLAN v279 / BT v316

Software changes between build 10.0.0.276 and 10.0.0.279
1) Fix – BSOD when establish P2P. It caused by the memery free delayed. Set the memery to 0 before deferred free
2) Fix – BSOD 0xC4 on WOW
The OID_PM_REMOVE_WOL_PATTERN && OID_PM_REMOVE_PROTOCOL_OFFLOAD will return other values not NDIS_STATUS_NOT_ACCEPTED 
when failure.
Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.1.316
1. Fix – “BT audio device” shows exclamation mark & Qualcomm Atheros BT bus shows disabled in device manager
2. Fix -- Audio jitter when as A2DP sink mode

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Acer WLAN v285 / BT v318

Software changes between build 10.0.0.279 and 10.0.0.285
1) Fix – BSOD 0x7F switch airplane mode on/off after enter user mode.
2) Fix – DUT's BT do inquiry would cause ref-STA gets lost from DUT's SAP
3) Fix -- BSOD happened in AV_athw8x!ath_get_hwbeaconproc_active
4) Fix – BSOD 0xC4 when do WHQL
5) Fix – BSOD when disable/enable stress test using EAP-TPLS security
6) Add – new feature for FST
Win8.1 Bluetooth Suite 8.0.1.318
1. Fix – When turn off Airplane mode, WIFI is still disabled on Win8
2. Fix -- Sometimes BT can’t be turned on/off on Win8
3. Fix -- Audio driver shows YB after applying windows update.
4. Fix -- Will pop a message “Unknown publisher” during install driver
5. Fix -- Button of Bluetooth UI shows cut off in Greek OS
6. Fix -- BT driver cannot be installed in system by specific character for user account.
7. Fix -- BSOD by btfilter.sys when do S4+HID(BR) overnight stress.

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Posted (edited)

I bought a used ASUS ROG G75VW-TS71 2 years ago...someone had stupidly put Win8 on it before I bought it, so I reinstalled Windows 7 -- I own Ultimate -- x64 to it. All drivers are up to date as of this posting. However, I only seem to be able to connect to Wifi at 72.2Mbps. Is there anyway to fix this so that I can connect at a faster speed, or am I stuck to the aforementioned speed?

Edited by mlauzon

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