I might have to do some more experimenting and find out how i can get it to run at full speed Thanks for this posting so much. Hello I’m using a netgear wg v1 pci wlan adapter based on atheros AR chip. Thanks a lot, great post. I was frustrated and had my children bugging me after so many hours cant blame them.. And look, the thing is running with the Airlink drivers as suggested the card has an ARA or something like that.

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Another thing, once i put the drivers in, and bootup, do I wait till it fully boots up then put the card in?

I had tried several drivers already all with the same result and I was about to give up. You say your laptop freezes as soon as you plug the card in, so it’s probably loading the wrong driver immediately. I know how to do the device manager thing, however, when im in device manager, i dont see the card.

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Getting Atheros AR5212 Wireless Cards to Work with Windows XP

Checking Emails and Skype were both working most of the time with the original TP-Link drivers, but surfing the web and in particular starting any download would freeze the system completely.

I don’t believe that the Atheros hardware is to blame; once you install the right driver, it works great, doesn’t it?


Many, many, many thanks to AirLink for this great driver! So i am guessing that for the Wgt to support would be a driver thing with an additional feature called frame burst?

I hope other folks that are saddled with the functionless Atheros and the drivers that come with them will read your post and get them working. I’ve tried various drivers and updates, even uninstalled an windows update, as they say on the netgear support site. Windows gave me an Update Driver Warning, telling me that Installing this device driver is not recommended because Windows cannot verify that it is compatible with your hardware.

Anyway, thanks millions for posting this here ages ago. If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET’s Site Terms of Useyou can report it below this will not automatically remove the comment.

Anyway – Yesterday, when taking a fresh look at the issue, I somehow found myself directed to an AirLink Technical Support Page for a possible solution. I downloaded the files you said but when i go into device manager to look for the wireless card, i dont see it, i havent been able to even get it to work once cuz it always freezes upon insertion.

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Do you already have an account? Join the community here. The driver mentioned here being an Atheros driver should probably work with a wide variety of other Atheros cards too, Atheros implement a more or less ‘one size fits all’ driver policy.


You must log in or sign up to reply here. Here’s a list of their drivers if you would like to refer to them: Under Linux, however, it should be a great choice though I haven’t tested that yet.

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Select your Atheros card, right-click, and select ‘update driver’. Login or create an account to post a review. Thank You for Submitting Your Review,! I tend to agree with them for the most part.

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Thanks to you i finally overcame the freezing problem on my system! The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Ask a question and give support.

About the athero vs. Yes, my password is: Since the working driver implements the standard, and does not support any non-standard, proprietary extensions, it will not go beyond atherso Mbps. Do you want to continue installing this driver? Select type of offense: While it sounds stupid, this was what I had to do with my WGv2, to get it do do anything at all in the computer that didn’t seem to like it.

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