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v8.22.50.804 - AGERE driver/firmware

  • DOWNLOAD for Win2K and WinXP
  • 446 KB
  • INF date: 2004-JAN-06
  • WHQL certified for Windows 2000/XP
  • English only
  • no Setup.exe included (use "HaveDisk"-method)
  • supports only: PCI\VEN_11C1&DEV_AB34&SUBSYS_7007144F

v7.82.0.550/v8.72 - generic AGERE driver/firmware

  • DOWNLOAD for Win98, Win98 SE, WinME, Win2K and WinXP
  • 817 KB
  • INF date: 2003-SEP-22
  • WHQL certified for Windows 98 and 2000/XP
  • English only
  • no Setup.exe included (use "HaveDisk"-method)
  • includes Firmware v8.72


3.1 Version 7.82                                           SR02-2.3
   * WPA for HERMES-I
     Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is a security option that restricts
     wireless access to your network and communications as an
     alternative to the IEEE 802.11 Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
     * WEP encrypts data using static encryption keys that must be
       set to identical values on each Wireless Client and Base Station.
     * WPA, also referred to as TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol)
       or SSN (Simple Secure Network) will provide dynamic encryption
       keys to Authorised Wireless Clients only.

     To use WPA you will need a wireless infrastructure that supports
     Wireless Client Authentication.
     * Wireless Clients that satisfy the following requirements:
       - Use hardware and drivers that support WPA (see below).
       - Run an operating system that provides 802.1 x support.
         *  Computers running MS-Windows XP (Service Pack 1)
            support the 802.1x supplicant by default.
            QFE Q815485 is required and can be downloaded from the
            Microsoft website.
         *  Computers running MS-Windows 98, ME or 2000 will need a
            dedicated 3rd party supplicant.
     * Wireless Base Stations must:
        - Support the WPA protocol
        - Be connected to a dedicated Authentication Server
          (for example a RADIUS server).
     The Authentication Server will validate whether a Wireless Client is
     authorised to access the network and give clearance to the Base Station
     to provide a dynamic encryption key plus access to the Wireless Client.

     This release only supports WPA for wireless clients equipped with an
     Agere Systems Hermes-1-based radio.
     This release does not support WPA for:
     * Wireless Clients equipped with Hermes 2 radios
     * Wireless Clients equipped with Hermes 1 radios that:
       -operate in "Peer-to-Peer Group" mode.
       -operate in "Act as Base Station" mode.
   * Removed 'true world cards' for HERMES-II
     Hermes 2 cards are no longer 'true world cards',
     the country settings have been removed from the control panel.

3.2 Version 7.82                                             SR02-2.2
     * This was the first release for Hermes-II.

3.3 Version 7.82                                             SR02-2.1
     * Improved firmware version 8.72 for station and AP is
       embedded in the driver.
     * Wake On LAN (WOL) functionality has been added to the
       drivers for the PCI adapter.
       To be able to work with WOL following settings must be
       applied (XP):
       1. Advanced Power management ON
       2. Wake On Lan ON
       3. Allow this device to wake up the computer ON
       WOL reacts on so-called magic packets only.

3.4 Version 7.62                                             SR02-1
     * Introduction of driver variants
       Variant 2 has been defined for two purposes:
       1. to identify NDIS 5.1 drivers (NDIS 5.0 has variant 1)
          Note that NDIS 5.0 and NDIS 5.1 are covered by NDIS 5
       2. to identify NT4 Softex drivers (NT4 has variant 1)
       Variant 2 drivers have a 'B' appended to the filenames
       listed above.
       Future variant 3 will have a 'C' appended.
       Variant 1 has no 'A' appended.

     * Fixed OHCI controller problem for USB drivers
     * Drivers support both Variants of the USB Card.
       Both old style Variant 1 (with embedded PC Card)
       and new style Variant 2 (single board).

     * For each OS a multi-brand INF file is generated.
       As the name suggests, a multi-brand INF file contains
       the card characteristics of various brands.
       Multi-brand must not be confused with Combined, the latter
       representing the card characteristics on various OS’es 
       for one brand.
     * Various inconveniences w.r.t. Japanese help files
       and screen texts have been resolved
     * Stability issues have been resolved for
       the Control Panel Applet
     * Firmware 8.42 is used in the driver.
       - Initial value for CurrentTXRate is 11 Mbps i.s.o. 2 Mbps.
       - Led behaviour has been modified:
         Power led off:                      radio disabled
         Power led continuously on:          radio enabled
         Power led flickers every 100 ms:    radio enabled and
                                             power management ON
         Activity led off                    radio disabled
         Activity led flickers once per 10s: radio enabled
                                             but no network found
         Activity led flickers every 100 ms: radio enabled and
                                             Rx/Tx activity

3.5 Version 7.42                                        Winter 2002
     * Added support for
       - 802.1x authentication
       - Ultra high density
       - Promiscuous mode
       - PCI Adapter Card

     * Extended functionality of Control Panel Applet
       The Control Panel Applet has been extended such that it 
       supports multiple cards to be configured in a single 

     * Agere-ization has been performed, involving
       replacement of Lucent-related texts to Agere equivalent.

3.6 Version 7.08                                          Fall 2001
     * Correct problem: Control Panel Applet does not accept
       hexadecimal coded encryption keys.

3.7 Version 7.06                                        Summer 2001
     * Added Firmware as part of the driver.
     * Changed ControlPanel to Wizard style
     * Added Enhanged PowerManagement

3.8 Version 6.28                                        Winter 2001
     * Added functionality for enabling/disabling radio from the
       Client Manager 
     * Putting 'ANY' in a peer-to-peer profile gives a apropriate 
     * Profiles can now be selected through the keyboard.


N01="Wireless PC Card Model 0104"
N02="Wireless PC Card Model 0106"
N03="Wireless Integrated Card Model 0202"
N04="Wireless Embedded Card Model 0504"
N05="Wireless PCI Adapter Model 0901"
N06="Wireless USB Card Model 0801"
N07="Wireless USB Card Model 0802"
N08="Wireless PC Card Model 0110"
N09="Wireless PC Card Model 0111"
N10="Wireless PC Card Model 0114"
N11="Wireless CompactFlash Card Model 1401"
N12="Wireless Mini PCI Card Model 0506"
N13="Wireless Mini PCI Card Model 0508"
N14="Wireless Mini PCI Card Model 0509"
N15="Wireless Mini PCI Card Model 0511"
N16="Wireless Cardbus Card Model 1102"
N17="Wireless Mini PCI Card Model 0512"

N18="Onair PC Card (INT)"
N19="Onair PC Card (EMB)"

N20="Avaya Wireless PC Card"
N21="NCR WaveLAN/IEEE PC Card"
N22="Avaya Wireless USB Card"
N23="Avaya Wireless USB Card"

N24="BUFFALO WLI-PCM-L11/GP Wireless LAN Adapter"
N25="BUFFALO WLI-PCM-L11G Wireless LAN Adapter"
N26="BUFFALO WLI-PCM-L11G Wireless LAN Adapter"
N27="BUFFALO WLI-PCM-L11G Wireless LAN Adapter"
N28="BUFFALO WLI-USB-L11 Wireless LAN Adapter"
N29="BUFFALO WLI-USB-L11G Wireless LAN Adapter"
N30="BUFFALO WLI-PCM-L11GP Wireless LAN Adapter"

N31="D-Link Air DWL-660 Wireless PC Card"

N32="ELSA AirLancer MC-11"
N33="ELSA Vianect WLAN MC-11"
N34="ELSA AirLancer USB-11"

N35="LANCOM Systems AirLancer MC-11"

N36="RoamAbout 802.11 DS"
N37="RoamAbout 802.11 DS (Enterasys)"

N38="IBM High Rate Wireless LAN PC Card"
N39="IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card"
N40="IBM Internal High Rate Wireless LAN PC Card"

N42="Joynet WLAN PC Card"
N43="Joynet WLAN USB Card"

N44="ORiNOCO PC Card (5 volt)"
N45="ORiNOCO Mini PCI Card"
N46="ORiNOCO Integrated Card"
N47="ORiNOCO PCI Card"
N48="ORiNOCO USB Card"

N49="Toshiba Wireless LAN Card"
N50="Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card"

N51="NEC Corporation Wireless PC Card"


N53="Samsung SEW-2001p Card"
N54="Samsung SEW-2001m Card"
N55="Samsung SEW-2001u Card"
N56="Samsung SEW-2001u Card"
N57="Samsung SEW-2003U Card"

N58="I-GATE 11M PC Card"
N59="I-GATE 11M USB Card"

N60="802.11b Wireless LAN Adapter(A)"

N61="connect2AIR WLAN E-1100 PC-Card"
N62="connect2AIR WLAN E-1100 USB"

N63="2Wire Wireless PC Card"
N64="2Wire Wireless USB adapter"

N65="WLAN PC Card"
N66="WLAN Integrated Card"
N67="WLAN Embedded Card"
N68="WLAN USB Card"





















SDP="Agere Wireless PCCard Driver"
SDP2="Agere Wireless PCCard Service"
SDU="Agere Wireless USB Driver"
SDM="Agere Wireless Filter Driver"

[b]These drivers are supported for use with the following tested network interface cards:[/b] 
Agere 802.11b PC Card 
Dell TrueMobile 1150 Series Mini PCI Card (Supported on XP Only) 
ORiNOCO PC Card (5 volt) 
RoamAbout 802.11 DS (Enterasys) 
Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card

2Wire Wireless PC Card 
Avaya Wireless PC Card 
Buffalo WLI-PCM-L11/GP Wireless LAN Adapter 
Buffalo WLI-PCM-L11G Wireless LAN Adapter 
Compaq WL110 PC Card 
Connect2Air WLAN E-1100 PC-Card 
D-Link Air DWL-660 Wireless PC Card 
ELSA AirLancer MC-11 
ELSA Vianect WLAN MC-11 
Fujitsu 802.11b Wireless LAN Adapter (A) 
I-Gate 11M PC Card 
Joynet WLAN PC Card 
LANCOM Systems AirLancer MC-11 
NEC Corporation Wireless PC Card 
Onair PC Card (INT) 
Onair PC Card (EMB) 
ORiNOCO Mini PCI Card 
ORiNOCO Integrated Card 
RoamAbout 802.11 DS 
Samsung SEW-2001p Card 
Samsung SEW-2001m Card 
Samsung SEW-2001u Card 
Samsung SEW-2003u Card 
Skyward PC Card 
Sony PCWA-C100 Wireless PC Card 
Sony PCWA-C150 Wireless PC Card 
Toshiba Wireless LAN Card 
Westell 802.11b PC Card 

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  • 1 month later...

For completeness reasons i uploaded the last know version (by me) of the generic AGERE Wireless Lan (WiFi) Client Manger v3.30 for a diversity of WLAN cards (AGERE, ORiNOCO etc., see post above for a complete list)

Here's the link: AGERE WiFi Client Manager v3.30.exe | filesize ~5MB


(Darmdorf: " HERE's the link to the official download site, in case they update the drivers.")

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  • 1 year later...

Reuploaded the files. And updated links.

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I don't see the Agere exe file in the LaptopVideo2go LAN drivers directory.

When I clicked your post's "DOWNLOAD" link, address http://files.laptopvideo2go.com/wlan/age...ate_package.exe, I got this message on the page that opened: "(none) /drivers/wlan/agere_driver_v7.82_&_firmware_update_package.exe laptopvideo2go.com Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; StarBand Version; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322) 404."

Did the Agere exe file disappear again from the server? If so, will you upload the Agere exe file again?

If it has not disappeared- :) - will you please tell me how to retrieve it?

Thank you for your help.


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Hi, all our files were always available, but since we are slowly changing servers, directories and structure, some files got lost or moved and not all links are up to date right now.

Sorry for the inconvenience. I will take care of it soon. If you really the need the files right _now_ drop me a mail and you'll get the package.

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i would like this file agere_driver_v7.82_&_firmware_update_package.exe

but i get this message when i try to PM you

This message can not be sent because the recipient has their personal messenger disabled or their personal messenger inbox is full.

This personal message has not been sent


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Guest sarath
Hi, all our files were always available, but since we are slowly changing servers, directories and structure, some files got lost or moved and not all links are up to date right now.

Sorry for the inconvenience. I will take care of it soon. If you really the need the files right _now_ drop me a mail and you'll get the package.

Please send me activate downloaded link, I want to install wireless driver, If you would like to send to my mail id please send to: sarath_p2k@yahoo.com

Thanks a lot


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  • 2 weeks later...

Hi folks, i reuploaded the files as i got spammed with mails of people who are in need of the driver and firmware.

Plus the new version v8.22.50.804 is available for public now (see link in first post). The new driver doesn't install here, so a driver to play with...

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  • 2 weeks later...

I've installed both the driver and the 3.30 client manager on a dell with a truemobile 1150. When I run the client manager I get an "incompatible" warning that says the utility is newer than the driver. Any suggestions?


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Yes, use version 7.xx as 8.xx is only intended for "PCI\VEN_11C1&DEV_AB34&SUBSYS_7007144F"

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As you can see in the second Codebox of the first post the driver will support "Compaq WL110 PC Card ". Why the firmware upgrade doesn't work for that specific card is beyond my experience/knowledge.

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Guest richard

Hi, I have a IBM thinkpad T30 , and a Lucent /Agere Mini PCI LUCENT MPC13A-20 on it , I have tried use it under linux , it works , but In windows 2000, it says :

Radio link Ok but unable to retrieve BS Name

Unable to retrieve Base Station Name

the appearance just like http://www.elandigitalsystems.com/support/.../wavelannt4.php

I use the url above , but do not work . can you give me some sugguest ?

(I use the most recent driver download from: http://www.agere.com/mobility/wireless_lan_drivers.html )

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  • 3 weeks later...

updated links

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I am wondering, I installed 8.42 from the second download link, and nothing happens? The .exe said it was updated, but in Device Manager, when I click on properties on my Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card, it says this version:

Is that correct? Did I do something wrong? Must I restart my computer to see that number change?

Edit: Nevermind, I guess the .exe did nothing. I had to do the "Have disk" method to work it. Sorry. :)

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Hi there,

I read through the posts and managed (after some struggeling) to install my Compaq WL110 pccard as Agere Wireless PCCard 0110 on my notebook under W98. I used the Agere driver version 7.82. When I install Agere Client Manager 3.30 the card is recognized, but when I want to add/edit the cards network profile I get an error message: "error opening the control panel applet, WNAGS48C.CPL incompatible". From the Windows control panel, the led's on the card and the basic information from the Client Manager's start screen, the card seems to work ok. But as I cannot edit the cards profile, I cannot get the card working with the network. As it is W98, I need some sort of third party Client Manager. I tried different Client Managers and also the suggested Orinoco and "2-wire wireless" card setup, but I cannot get a working combination. Most other Client Managers don't recognize the card at all, which seems logical to me. I read some post before which seemed to have the same problem, but there was the suggestion to use driver 7.82 and I do. I cannot find a different and working Agere Client Manager. Any suggestions?

(I tried the same card setup under XP with XP's "wireless zero configuration" and it worked right away, with WPA-TKIP).

Thanks, Kees.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Hi there !

I've got a Packard Bell EasyNote E3255SE with a "IEEE 802.11b Wireless MiniPCI Card 7007" in it... I tried so many ways to install the drivers for this card but I can't ! Every time the progress bar reaches the end, the computer freezes and i can't do anything ! I tried different versions of the driver and different ways to install it but it freeze everytime !

Could someone help/redirect me ?

Thanks a lot !!!!

PS : Excuse my bad english, I come from Belgium and don't have the time to practise it like I wish...


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i have the following problem. i have a Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI card and this card supports wpa but when i want to connect to our network, i dont have to fill in a password. i just get an error. and when i manually try to add the network, i cant select wpa only wep. our network is secured with wpa.

so i think i need to update the drivers? now i have version when i try to install a newer version. i get the message that the driver isnt newer than the old one :)

so what can be the problem? or can somebody give me the right driver version


im also from belgium :)

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If i remember correct it doesn't support wpa, so you might want to buy a new mini-pci wlan card.

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Guest Sabrina

I am having the same issue. I also updated to driver version I got the driver from Agere systems. This driver produces the same errors that you experienced with the older driver. Therefore, I think I might go ahead and buy a new mini pci wlan card as I do believe, and I Have TRIED everything, that it is a hardware issue.

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This works also for Dell Latitude D600 with Toshiba mini wireless lan card.

Only update the driver witch you can find on your local specified directory.


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I have Samsung P25 (NP25) notebook with Samsung SEW 2001m WiFi NIC in it.

In linux it works fine? but in Windows 2k i have strange problem:

Driver, Client Manager and Firmware works. In client manager all test are passed. But in windows task bar persits icon NIC - NO LINK (network cable unplugged). What is wrong????

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