Instead of freezing after a few minutes. Many, many, many thanks to AirLink for this great driver! I follow this steps: I should have tried Bing or Yahoo, hindsight Anyway. 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.

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Alright this has to be explained properly for all those people googling like me!!! 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.

Atheros AR/AR Wireless Network Adapter not working.

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.

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TechSpot Account Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. 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 afheros to even get it to work once cuz it always freezes upon insertion.

Any help greatly appreciated. So, I re-booted back into Windows7, and it magically cleared itself ae5212 for about an hour, but the wireless ‘ON’ light still was not blue.


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

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. First of all, completely uninstall any other drivers you may have tried for your card.

Thanks to Iuvr and it’s post, my wg works again. Have you installed a driver for your Atheros card before?

The buggy drivers really need to be fixed, because these fine cards are getting the flak. I experienced the same exact freezing problem athetos Luvr documented so well in his original post.

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Enjoy the latest drivers. 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. Anyway, thanks millions for posting this here ages ago. I know how to do the device manager thing, however, when im in device manager, i dont see the card.


Browse to the folder you unpacked the driver to, and select the. Another thing, once i put the drivers in, and ar521, do I wait till it fully athetos up then put the card in? After applying the Wincows driver you referenced in your post, the wireless adapter came to life and connected with Excellent signal strength.

Windows Wireless drivers for atheros

I get this error WGv3. Posted April 24, This really, actually works!

You say your laptop freezes as soon as you plug the card in, so it’s probably loading the wrong driver immediately. Your message has been reported and will be reviewed by our staff. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.

Select Qualcomm Atheros wireless driver

Anyway, the link below gives instructions on how to remove ‘hidden’ devices in device manager. Under Linux, however, it should be a great choice though I haven’t tested that yet. On the internet, I found a few notes about these problems sorry, but I don’t seem to currently find the references to the web pages involved: Nothing could make my card work.