I opted to Install from a list or specific location Advanced , then Don’t search, I will choose the driver to install. The system used to freeze after a few moments of surfing the web. Select your Atheros card, right-click, and select ‘update driver’. Have you installed a driver for your Atheros card before? Hello Luvr, I am ready to pull my hair out.

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Struggling with getting wireless to work Nov 27, Thing is that PC is only 10 feet away from the Router 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. The laptop always freezes.

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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. Thanks to your info my new WiFi is working now. Here’s a wibdows of their drivers if you would like to refer to them: Windows 7 Hardware Compatibility.

As others have mentioned, the freezes seem to happen when there’s a lot of traffic, such as downloading or viewing streaming video. So, I decided to re-boot into Vista to see if I really had a wireless problem.


The system locked up after just a few short minutes.

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Yes, my password is: I’ve tried various drivers and updates, even uninstalled an windows update, as they say on the netgear support site. Thanks a lot, great post. Wimdows eliminated the BSOD errors and my random connection drops.

Since the working driver implements the standard, and does not support any non-standard, proprietary extensions, it will not go beyond 54 Mbps. Thanks to you i finally overcame the wnidows problem on my system! 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.

In my case, there’s no point in trying to go beyond the standard Mbps connection speed, since I’m running a mixed-vendor configuration: Remove From My Forums.

I can surf the net, I can download, I can use the local network – Everything goes!

Well, I’m off to see the wizard Windows 7 Hardware Compatibility https: I could have an wjndows connection to the network and webpages or any other type of downloading would not happen AT ALL. IRQ not less or equal to. Thank you, Luvr for taking the time to write up your findings.


Thanks for this posting so much. I tend to agree with them for the most part. I find performance outstanding, weak signal throughput in particular is far superior to any other card I’ve ever tried.

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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? Well, since both your router and your wireless card are from the same vendor, and they both support Mbps, yes, it will be a matter of finding the right driver one that works if you want to run at the maximum connection speed. Ask a question and give support. Glad that my post helped you – That’s why I posted it in the first place.

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