Acer 5570z laptop w/Atheros AR5006x WLAN Driver Download

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5570z laptop w/Atheros AR5006x WLAN Driver



Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP

File Name

AR5006X.rar (9.5 MB)

Versions (17-Oct-2006)

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Uploader Notes

Marvell Yukon 88E8038 PCI-E Fast Ethernet.

Use in Acer Aspire 5570Z

inf file in driver suggests it's for Atheros AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (used in Acer 5570z laptop, Vista to XP conversion)

File Date: 10/17/2006


member Harryv comments about this file: (and thanks to member Harryv for this excellent driver file)

"Mate, i'm no hardware techie, dont even profess to be, but i have fiddled with computers for years. I have never come across so many conflicts/problems as when i downgraded the Acer 5570z from Vista home basic to XP pro. I have the ftp link to the acer driver files but they would'nt work. I must have d/loaded about 20 different drivers for the Wifi adaptor, nothing would work.

This file, however, i installed with the same expect

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Jerry K (DG Member) on 17-Sep-2007

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful:
PC Peformance

26 Oct 2007

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
"FINALLY!!! after 40 hours and dozens of drivers and reboots, this driver works for Acer Aspire 3680 for Artheros 5006X WAN card.

thanks again guys"

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful:
Tested on Windows XP
19 Sep 2007

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
"Just what I needed. Worked perfect"
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