The best way to fix your PC to run at peak performance is to update your drivers. If your system is slow, unresponsive or crashes often, the problem may be with your drivers. Sometimes, after upgrading to a newer operating system such as Windows 10, problems can occur because your current driver may only work with an older version of Windows. To download and update your drivers manually, follow the instructions below.
Tech Tip: Updating drivers manually requires some computer skills and patience. A faster and easier option is to use the Driver Update Utility for Atheros to scan your system for free. The utility tells you which specific drivers are out-of-date for all of your devices.
To get the latest driver, including Windows 10 drivers, you can choose from a list of most popular Atheros downloads. Click the download button next to the matching model name. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.
If your driver is not listed and you know the model name or number of your Atheros device, you can use it to search our driver archive for your Atheros device model. Simply type the model name and/or number into the search box and click the Search button. You may see different versions in the results. Choose the best match for your PC and operating system.
If you don’t know the model name or number, you can start to narrow your search down by choosing which category of Atheros device you have (such as Printer, Scanner, Video, Network, etc.). Start by selecting the correct category from our list of Atheros Device Drivers by Category.
Need more help finding the right driver? You can request a driver and we will find it for you. We employ a team from around the world. They add hundreds of new drivers to our site every day.
Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the Driver Update Utility for Atheros. It is a software utility that will find the right driver for you - automatically.
After you download your new driver, then you have to install it. To install a driver in Windows, you will need to use a built-in utility called Device Manager. It allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.
In Windows 8.1 & Windows 10, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager
In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager
In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager
In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager
In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button
Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.
Select the Driver tab.
Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.
In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.
Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.
If you are having trouble installing your driver, you should use the Driver Update Utility for Atheros. It is a software utility that automatically finds, downloads and installs the right driver for your system. You can even backup your drivers before making any changes, and revert back in case there were any problems.
Try it now to safely update all of your drivers in just a few clicks. Once you download and run the utiliy, it will scan for out-of-date or missing drivers:
One the scan is complete, the driver update utility will display a results page showing which drivers are missing or out-of-date. You can update individual drivers, or all of the necessary drivers with one click.
For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.
These instructions will help you to manually update drivers for Atheros hardware quickly & easily.
|Atheros Driver Update Utility||dfsetup.exe||269 KB||267,742||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR8132 PCI E Fast Ethernet Controller Driver||Atheros_AR8132... ver.zip||5.1 MB||91,977||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR9285 168c 002b Wireless Network Adapter Driver||Atheros_AR9285... ver.zip||1.2 MB||185,839||Free Download >>|
|AR5xxx/AR9xxx/AR5Bxx Series WLAN Driver||Atheros_AR5xxx... ows.rar||31.6 MB||19,519||Free Download >>|
|AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter Driver||atheros_ar5xxx... hql.zip||51.2 MB||8,739||Free Download >>|
|Wireless Ethernet Controller Driver||atheros_wlan_v1000288.zip||23.3 MB||6,714||Free Download >>|
|AR5BXB63 (AR5006x) Driver||atheros_v5_1_1_9.exe||2.3 MB||60,874||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR5XXX Wireless Network Adapter Driver||win7-126.96.36.199... XXX.zip||1.7 MB||19,508||Free Download >>|
|ZyXEL G-200v2 802.11b/g Wireless USB Adapter Driver||AtherosAR5007U... x64.zip||371.1 KB||4,343||Free Download >>|
|AR7010 Wireless Adapter Driver||n/a||Atheros_wifi_A... .19.zip||35.4 MB||1,323||Free Download >>|
|Atheros L1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Controller Driver||L1WinSetup_v24... HQL.zip||1.9 MB||6,255||Free Download >>|
|AR5007EG Driver||xp3264-188.8.131.52-whql.zip||931.9 KB||14,356||Free Download >>|
|Wireless Ethernet Controller Driver||n/a||atheros_wirele... 298.zip||81.5 MB||1,674||Free Download >>|
|AR9287 Driver||Atheros_wlan_9... 173.zip||24.5 MB||4,423||Free Download >>|
|Zoom Wireless-G USB Driver||f5d7050v1_win7.zip||916.9 KB||641||Free Download >>|
|AR8161/8165 Driver||mb_driver_lan_... 151.exe||3.0 MB||2,858||Free Download >>|
|Atheros based all wireless cards! Driver||Atheros4-1-2-144.exe||6.2 MB||44,146||Free Download >>|
|Atheros Wireless Network Adapter Driver||Wireless_Lan_D... .45.zip||2.8 MB||7,995||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter Driver||xp32-184.108.40.206-whql.zip||300.8 KB||31,942||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR5001A Wireless Network Adapter Driver||802ABG_Atheros... 1_9.zip||2.3 MB||9,577||Free Download >>|
|AR5BXB63 (AR5006x) Driver||atheros_ar5bxb... ver.exe||2.3 MB||2,184||Free Download >>|
|D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-G650 Adapter Driver||n/a||Atheros_vista-... hql.zip||5.1 MB||205||Free Download >>|
|AR5001X DriverAR5002X DriverAR5002G DriverAR5004X DriverAR5004G DriverAR5004A DriverAR5005G DriverAR5005GS DriverAR5006X DriverAR5006XS DriverAR5006EXS DriverAR5006EX DriverAR5006EGS DriverAR5006EG DriverAR5006GS DriverAR5006GS DriverAR5006G DriverAR5006 AR5007 DriverAR5007G DriverAR5007EG DriverAR5008 DriverAR5008X DriverAR928X Driver||V220.127.116.11.rar||1.4 MB||71,572||Free Download >>|
|Atheros Driver Wi-Fi & Utility Driver||WLAN.RAR||9.5 MB||7,279||Free Download >>|
|11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter Driver||xp3264-18.104.22.168... hql.zip||916.8 KB||4,002||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR5006 802.11a/b/g WiFi Adapter Driver||C762NR_XP_Athe... ifi.zip||42.8 MB||1,373||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR5004G Wireless Network Adapter Driver||xp3264-22.214.171.1249-whql.zip||1.1 MB||1,022||Free Download >>|
|Atheros Wi-Fi Driver Driver||n/a||Atheros_l1_all... .12.zip||4.6 MB||484||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter Driver||Atheros_AR9285... ver.zip||2.8 MB||63,969||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter Driver||Atheros_AR5007... ver.zip||2.8 MB||146,196||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter Driver||Atheros_AR928X... ver.zip||3.8 MB||112,360||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR5B97 Wireless Network Adapter Driver||Atheros_AR5B97... ver.zip||3.6 MB||126,940||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR5005G Wireless Network Adapter Driver||Atheros_AR5005... ver.zip||1.4 MB||184,172||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR5007UG Wireless Network Adapter Driver||Atheros_AR5007... ver.zip||1.8 MB||69,425||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR8121 AR8113 AR8114 PCI E Ethernet Controller Driver||Atheros_AR8121... ver.zip||3.2 MB||151,181||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR9002WB 1NG Wireless Network Adapter Driver||Atheros_AR9002... ver.zip||4.5 MB||87,137||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR5006X Driver||Atheros_AR5006... ver.zip||5.3 MB||139,959||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR9285 Driver||Atheros_AR9285_Driver.zip||5.4 MB||158,252||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR9485WB EG Wireless Network Adapter Driver||Atheros_AR9485... ver.zip||5.2 MB||146,116||Free Download >>|
|Atheros L1 Gigabit Ethernet 10 100 1000Base T Controller Driver||Atheros_L1_Gig... ver.zip||4.8 MB||44,774||Free Download >>|
|Qualcomm Atheros AR938x Driver||Qualcomm_Ather... ver.zip||1.1 MB||108,613||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR5BMB5 Mini PCI Wireless Card Driver||Atheros_AR5BMB... ver.zip||1.0 MB||135,621||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR9285 168c 002b Wireless Network Adapter Driver||Atheros_AR9285... ver.zip||3.0 MB||137,517||Free Download >>|