Windows would start allright, and it would connect to the wireless network, but if I was very lucky, I would be able to view just two or three web pages, after which the system would completely lock up: Posted October 7, Another thing, once i put the drivers in, and bootup, do I wait till it fully boots up then put the card in? I’ve not tried it with the Spaklan X card, yet which is similar to the Gigabyte, but has it’s very own issues. Posted October 21,

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The system locked up after just a few short minutes. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. Not ideal but it should give decent file transfer speeds.

I have issues some times with logging in to the router with it set to ‘auto’ and ‘B’ works much better. DO NOT adjust pcieaspm setting to either 1 or 3!! It was definitely an issue with the driver, because the card worked flawlessly in Linux with MadWifi drivers.

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I was frustrated and had my children bugging me after ar521a2-00 many hours cant blame them. Checking Emails and Skype were both working most of the time with the original TP-Link agheros, but surfing the web and in particular starting any download would freeze the system completely. One more suggestion, even though it may sound competely ridiculous: I tried the older version first – Same troubles: Have you installed a driver for your Atheros card before?

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Since i’ve installed SP2 wg stopped connecting to my wi-fi router. Another thing, once i put the drivers in, and bootup, do I wait till it fully boots up then put the card in?

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I can surf the net, Ar5212z-00 can download, I can use the local network – Everything goes! Thank you, Luvr for taking the time to write up your findings. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. I am using the Sparklan AR based minipci card on Vista. Yes, my password is: In fact, this problem is apparently not even unique to Atheros chipsets; similar issues seem to arise with, e.

Whilst you have the newest driver and awesome modded inf posted, here’s another good Atheros driver source: I don’t believe that the Atheros hardware is to blame; once you install the right driver, it works great, doesn’t it? Problem solved It’s worth mentioning that the Atheros cards work beautifully when a good driver’s found. I had tried several drivers already all with the same result and I was about to give up.

Once installed reboot again. I dunno why but all the other Atheros drivers simply didn’t work right for me. Thanks again and God bless you.

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Getting Atheros AR5212 Wireless Cards to Work with Windows XP

I’m even confident enough that I’m typing this very message on this system now! No worries, someone had to do it, no one else put their hand up so I drew the short straw. Posted October 18, Failing this set the attheros to legacy 11b and work your way up.

Thanks a lot, great post. By now, I have tried numerous drivers that all claimed to support the AR chipset under Windows XP, athegos they all had the same problems; with some of them, the lockups would stay away a little longer, and I could even do a small download, but eventually, they would all cause the system to lock up. Since the system would be unstable with drivers that Windows did consider “compatible” with my hardware, I thought, “What the heck!

Struggling with getting wireless to work Nov 27, Since the working arheros implements the standard, and does not support any non-standard, proprietary extensions, it will not go beyond 54 Mbps.