Atheros AR5002G Wireless Network Adapter Driver Download

Atheros Drivers

The AR5002G Wireless Adapter is a network device manufactured by Atheros. Issues like weak Wi-Fi signal, slow DNS lookup, duplicate IP addresses, slow network and excessive CPU usage can be solved by updating this driver. This driver - "xp3264-7.6.0.224-atheros-whql.zip" - has been downloaded 4,115 times and is rated 5 out of 5 stars based on 43 reviews. Visitors have successfully installed this driver on PCs running Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 916.8 KB.

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Supported Models

AR5B91

11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter II

11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter

11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter

11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter

11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter

11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter II

11b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter

Manufacturers

Atheros

Gigabyte Technology

Supported Operating Systems

Windows Vista, Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows 2003, Windows 2003 (64 bit), Windows XP, Windows XP (64 bit), Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95

File Name

Versions

7.6.0.224 (6-Jul-2000)
7.6.0.224 (2008-05-20) via .inf

Additional Notes

This site is working properly on most Win XP oS, and was try on acer laptop

Uploaded By

oyasuryana (DG Member) on 10-Dec-2008

Most Helpful Reviews

 
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
R Brown
Tested on Windows XP
20 Nov 2009
(1 hour after download)
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"Has difficulty getting the wireless to work with XP on my ASUS x58c but this driver was perfect.It is worth checking for the right driver by looking at the mini pci-e card inside the laptop don't just rely on the manufacturers drivers"
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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
athw.sys 1.3 MB 19 May 2008
athwx.sys 1.7 MB 19 May 2008
netathw.cat 33.7 KB 19 May 2008
netathw.inf 151.8 KB 19 May 2008
netathwx.cat 33.7 KB 19 May 2008
netathwx.inf 210.9 KB 19 May 2008

How to Update Atheros AR5002G Wireless Network Adapter Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the Atheros AR5002G Wireless Network Adapter driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter Atheros AR5002G Wireless Network Adapter into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the Atheros Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • In Windows 11, 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

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. 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.

For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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