I reformatted and replaced vista with xp pro, not thinking that it would require an additional piece of software to allow the bluetooth and wifi cards to work. I assumed it would be just like the other desktop that didn’t come with one. Yes, right under Network Devices, there is something called Other devices. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation. I don’t believe that the Atheros hardware is to blame; once you install the right driver, it works great, doesn’t it? IRQ not less or equal to.. Does anyone know of a solution for the empowering software on xp for this laptop?

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Having nothing to lose I uninstalled the driver you sent, then reinstalled it.

TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power atberos. Problem solved It’s worth mentioning that the Atheros cards work beautifully when a good driver’s found.

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5. I tried the older version first – Same troubles: Flaming or offending other users. EvolutionJul 4, I joined techspot just to save others a lot of work.


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I guess I don’t know what to look for? This site is completely free — paid for by advertisers and donations.

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Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. I just cannot understand why manufacturers ship it with such lousy drivers. Well, I’m sorry it wasn’t that simple to get it running the way it is supposed to!

HP seems to think that they shipped an external antenna with 50006x computer. You will only have one of them installed.

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Tarkonte Nov 3, Disconnect the device from your computer. Instead of freezing after a few minutes.

You can see that under XP the atheros driver is there you need ver 5. Join the community here. Anyway, thanks millions for posting this here ages ago.

I’ve tried various drivers and updates, even uninstalled an windows update, as they say on the netgear support site. I build computers for wtheros living, so I would have known better, but he didn’t think to call. Sorry for a dumb question but how would I go about getting a driver update from Atheros?

Any more ideas of what I can do to get this working? Should I do a Google search and then download? Similar Threads – atheros arx aspire. The laptop is about a week old and it was purchased from radioshack. This topic has been archived. As others have mentioned, the freezes seem to happen when there’s a lot of 55006x, such as downloading or viewing streaming video.


TerryNet–thank you so much!

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I had tried several drivers already all with the same result and I was about to give up. Login or create an account to post a review. There is still about 1 week left in the current billing cycle and when it starts a new one I will cancel it and hopefully connect to the DSL.

Click here to join today! Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow?