Atheros is a semiconductor company that was originally started in 1998 under a different name. It was renamed to Atheros in 2000, and was later acquired by Qualcomm and became a subsidiary of Qualcomm in 2011. The companyi’s headquarters is located in San Jose, CA. Qualcomm Atheros manufacturers products used primarily for mobile devices such as processors, modems, and wireless chipsets. Qualcomm Atheros products can be found in several different devices used by people every day. Some of their most popular products include the Snapdragon line of mobile processors and modems, the QCC5100 Bluetooth chip series, and the QCA6390 series of wireless chipsets.
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 The utility tells you which specific drivers are out-of-date for all of your devices.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 10 & Windows 8.1, 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 utility, it will scan for out-of-date or missing drivers:
When 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.
|Atheros Driver Update Utility||DriverFinderInstall.exe||269 KB||258,018||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR9271 Wireless Network Adapter Driver||Atheros_AR9271... ver.zip||2.1 MB||58,045||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR5009 WiFi Adapter Driver||Atheros_AR5009... ver.zip||4.6 MB||118,073||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR5XXX Wireless Network Adapter Driver||win7-184.108.40.206... XXX.zip||1.7 MB||21,434||Free Download >>|
|AR5BXB63 (AR5006x) Driver||atheros_v5_1_1_9.exe||2.3 MB||62,246||Free Download >>|
|Wireless Ethernet Controller Driver||atheros_wlan_v1000288.zip||23.3 MB||8,430||Free Download >>|
|AR7010 Wireless Adapter Driver||n/a||Atheros_wifi_A... .19.zip||35.4 MB||1,977||Free Download >>|
|AR5xxx/AR9xxx/AR5Bxx Series WLAN Driver||Atheros_AR5xxx... ows.rar||31.6 MB||21,044||Free Download >>|
|WN4501H Driver||Amper_usb_wn45... ver.rar||6.4 MB||1,458||Free Download >>|
|ZyXEL G-200v2 802.11b/g Wireless USB Adapter Driver||AtherosAR5007U... x64.zip||371.1 KB||5,142||Free Download >>|
|Wireless Ethernet Controller Driver||n/a||atheros_wirele... 298.zip||81.5 MB||2,154||Free Download >>|
|Atheros based all wireless cards! Driver||Atheros4-1-2-144.exe||6.2 MB||44,417||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||71,864||Free Download >>|
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|LAN-Express AS IEEE 802.11g miniPCI Adapter Driver||xp3264-18.104.22.1686-whql.zip||1.1 MB||4,814||Free Download >>|
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|Bluetooth Device Driver||n/a||Atheros_Blueto... 126.zip||35.0 KB||438||Free Download >>|
|AR813X/AR815X Driver||xp-l1c-22.214.171.124-whql.zip||131.6 KB||2,190||Free Download >>|
|NETGEAR WNDA3200 Wireless 11N Dual-band USB Adapter Driver||NETGEAR_WNA110... ter.zip||649.4 KB||1,239||Free Download >>|
|802.11g Wireless USB Adapter Driver||2Wire_wireless... a64.zip||362.1 KB||969||Free Download >>|
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|AR5BXB63 (AR5006x) Driver||atheros_ar5bxb... ver.exe||2.3 MB||2,283||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter Driver||xp32-126.96.36.199-whql.zip||300.8 KB||31,995||Free Download >>|
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|AR5001A DriverAR5001X DriverAR5001X+ DriverAR5002G DriverAR5002X DriverAR5004G Driverand AR5004X Driver||Atheros-3-3-0-170.exe||5.7 MB||21,494||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR5002X Wireless Network Adapter Driver||Atheros_AR5001_AR5211.zip||9.2 MB||2,981||Free Download >>|
|NETGEAR 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card WG511T Driver||xp32-184.108.40.2066-whql.zip||495.2 KB||1,719||Free Download >>|
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|Atheros AR5009 WiFi Adapter Driver||Atheros_AR5009... ver.zip||3.0 MB||154,111||Free Download >>|
|Atheros AR5BXB63 Driver||Atheros_AR5BXB... ver.zip||3.6 MB||188,611||Free Download >>|
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|Qualcomm Atheros AR938x Driver||Qualcomm_Ather... ver.zip||1.9 MB||17,043||Free Download >>|
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