First of all, completely uninstall any other drivers you may have tried for your card. This leads me to believe that My wife got a Toshiba Satellite last year and we haven’t been able to get the Atheros Wx chipset to work with our router at all. Index User list Search Register Login. I opened its Properties window from its context menu, went into the Driver tab, and clicked Update Driver If the driver is not compatible, your hardware will not work correctly and your computer might become unstable or stop working completely. Already have an account?

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Problem solved It’s worth mentioning that the Atheros cards work beautifully when a good driver’s found.

Atheros AR a/b/g Wireless Issues (Page 1) – OpenBSD – BSDnexus forums

Join the community hereit only takes a minute. I will try to test WEP support with another client to see it’s solely a client related problem. Thank You for Submitting xr5213 Reply,! RSS topic feed Posts [ 18 ]. After applying the V4 driver you referenced in your post, the wireless adapter came to life and connected with Excellent signal strength. I’m in the process of building a OpenBSD 4.

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Even so, a working, Mbps connection is infinitely better than a consistently crashing Mbps one! Any help greatly appreciated.


By now, I have tried numerous drivers that all claimed to support the AR chipset under Windows XP, but 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.

Here’s the output of ifconfig -m ath0. Could this be it, the ? The difficult part is that the chipsets are different on the same model number for wireless cards.

Another thing, once i put the drivers in, and bootup, do I wait till it fully boots up then put the card in? Here’s the relevant lines from dmesg: This is what I found, quite a lot of post material on the misc list. Even while using decent resellers like netgate I’d recommend you cross-reference the chipset to the model number of the card to make sure you are getting a supported chipset of which there are currently relatively few. Well, since openbsd goes into a softlock around 10 weeks before the release let’s hope that someone does a last minute commit to the ath driver.

Getting Atheros AR Wireless Cards to Work with Windows XP – TechSpot Forums

The laptop always freezes. I have two cards, a dlink and a lucent technologies. I experienced the same exact freezing problem that Luvr documented so well in his original post. It was a nothing less than a disaster: And look, the thing is running with the Airlink drivers as suggested sp card has an ARA or something like that. I can get it to work under I opted to Install from a list or specific location Advancedthen Don’t search, I will choose the driver to install.


About the ar513 vs.

Getting Atheros AR5212 Wireless Cards to Work with Windows XP

I find performance outstanding, weak signal throughput in particular is far superior to any other card I’ve ever tried. Login or create an account to post a review.

Thanks to Iuvr and it’s post, my wg works again. Instead of freezing after a few minutes. Hopefully support gets better with 4. Sexually explicit or offensive language. The bad news is it defaults to 11a mode which is useless to my network of I downloaded the two driver versions I found there: No cp mousing around, no more keyboarding, no more nothing – the only option would be to hit the RESET button.

So the card is at least working as a unsecured Under Linux, however, it should be a great choice though I haven’t tested that yet.