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


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Is 7.7.0.356 corrupt?

I can't extract it.

Same here, can't extract 7.7.0.356.

Sorry guys, file got truncated while uploading.

uploading again.

Don't know why that happened.

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This time, I've double checked it's 100% Pure file.

Make sure your browser is not caching the broken one.

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Guest jmbelite dot com

Smeg,

You rock!

For my D-Link DWL-AG530 (Desktop Adapter):

Windows Vista 64-bit: v7.6.0.172 worked well for me

Windows 7 64-bit: v8.0.0.196 worked well for me

Thanks again!

- Jarrett

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Added 7.7.0.384, 8.0.0.197 and 8.0.0.219

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I installed 8.0.0.219 on Vista a couple of days ago, because I didn't know those drivers are for 7, the main post of this topic wasn't still schematized by different OS. However, they works perfectly. Is there some problem on using these drivers?

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I installed 8.0.0.219 on Vista a couple of days ago, because I didn't know those drivers are for 7, the main post of this topic wasn't still schematized by different OS. However, they works perfectly. Is there some problem on using these drivers?

The v8 are meant for Win7 but should work just fine with Vista and v7.7 works just fine with Win7 also.

8.0.0.219 seems to be stable with Win7 for me as previous v8's were very prone to disconnects

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i was wondering how to install these drivers since its not and exe file...after extracting to desktop..and then pressing driver update from driver properties..then it shows me "windows confirmed u using latest driver"while im using version 8.0.0.144 for win7 and cant update to latest version here i hope some1 can explain the full steps

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But of course swap Video card for network device :)

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Added v7.7.0.406 and 7.7.0.396

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Added v8.0.0.205 (ACER)

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thanks a lot for so many versions to choose.

but,

which version would run stable at 300mbps for win7 ?

i have tried some version like v8.0.0.225,v2.0.0.72 only running @130mbps

my wlan card is ar5008x and my router is buffalo WHR-G300n( @40mhz)

Thanks for ur help!

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thanks a lot for so many versions to choose.

but,

which version would run stable at 300mbps for win7 ?

i have tried some version like v8.0.0.225,v2.0.0.72 only running @130mbps

my wlan card is ar5008x and my router is buffalo WHR-G300n( @40mhz)

Thanks for ur help!

With Win7 run the latest drivers for best results

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you mean v8.0.0.238?

i hav tried it,and the network speed is still @130mbps.

Only v7.3.1.42 installed make the network running at 300mbps.

But this version not stable for win7.

So i have no idea why the older version can run @300mbps but the latest cannot.

thanks again.

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you mean v8.0.0.238?

i hav tried it,and the network speed is still @130mbps.

Only v7.3.1.42 installed make the network running at 300mbps.

But this version not stable for win7.

So i have no idea why the older version can run @300mbps but the latest cannot.

thanks again.

You've tried the v2 drivers these are Win7 included drivers.

2.0.0.74 was included with Win7 DVD, v2.0.0.75 also available here.

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you mean v8.0.0.238?

i hav tried it,and the network speed is still @130mbps.

You may know this already, but both your router AND your WIFI card need to be set to allow 20/40 MHz-wide signaling. This doesn't sound like a router problem since you were able to connect previously at that speed, but perhaps there is a setting in the new Atheros drivers. I had to enable 40 MHz on a Broadcom card. I haven't checked on my AR5008 (desktop) and AR5008X (laptop).

The AR5008 laptop chipsets are great, save for Linux disconnects. (conflict between ath9k and network-manager)

Update: I checked, and I have no trouble connecting at 300 MBps with 8.0.0.225 on Win7/64/Pro. Both machines. But my router has Atheros chipsets in it, which might help. I imagine Broadcom/Ralink chipsets should work fine too on the router side, but of course there are no guarantees, especially if the firmware is old.

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Atheros WLAN drivers do not even allow to select 11n (20/40Mhz) or not.

40Mhz channel bonding is enabled.

What mght be happening on the 1/2 lenght cards which are 1T2R antenna setups.

This sends at 150Mbps but can receive at 300Mbps.

The connection speed may be being reported as the Transmit speeds as this is what the Router can only send at.

I've got a couple of 1/2 length cards coming to test.

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Guest Patrick

Hello mobilenvidia

First thank you very much for your Atheros wlan drivers. I've Windows 7 and used version 8.0.0.239 form my Netgear WG311T. Everything works great. Only one little things is still a problem for me: As I'm living in Europe I can use channel 13 of my Linksys router. But then, in combination with your driver I can't see my router in the list of available networks anymore. If I switch back to e.g. channel 11 I can see my router again. I guess that happens because channel 13 may not be used in some countries (e.g. in the USA) and therefore your wlan driver blocks it.

Is there any chance to implement channel 13 in your wlan drivers so that they cover all possible channels?

Regards

Patrick

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