Atheros AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter Driver Download

Atheros Drivers

The AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter is a device manufactured by Atheros. You can unlock features and improve performance by updating its driver. This version of "" has been downloaded 2,637 times with a user rating of 5 out of 5 stars, based on 15 reviews. Our users report success installing this driver update on PCs running Windows 7 and Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 3.8 MB.

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Supported Models

Acer Aspire One

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



Gigabyte Technology

Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP

File Name

Versions (2008-05-20) via .inf

Additional Notes

Wireless card for Acer Aspire One windows Xp

Uploaded By

Jools (DG Member) on 30-Jan-2009

Ratings & Reviews

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Device Hardware IDs

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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
WLAN_Atheros_v7.6.0.224/ 894.7 KB 29 May 2008
WLAN_Atheros_v7.6.0.224/ 952.1 KB 29 May 2008
WLAN_Atheros_v7.6.0.224/ISSetup.dll 492.0 KB 5 Apr 2007
WLAN_Atheros_v7.6.0.224/layout.bin 476 bytes 29 May 2008
WLAN_Atheros_v7.6.0.224/Notes.txt 201 bytes 29 May 2008
WLAN_Atheros_v7.6.0.224/setup.exe 455.6 KB 5 Apr 2007
WLAN_Atheros_v7.6.0.224/setup.ini 471 bytes 29 May 2008
WLAN_Atheros_v7.6.0.224/SilentInstall.bat 30 bytes 9 Mar 2007
WLAN_Atheros_v7.6.0.224/_Setup.dll 164.8 KB 17 May 2006
WLAN_Atheros_v7.6.0.224/Drivers/XP-x64/athwx.sys 1.7 MB 20 May 2008
WLAN_Atheros_v7.6.0.224/Drivers/XP-x64/ 33.7 KB 23 May 2008
WLAN_Atheros_v7.6.0.224/Drivers/XP-x64/netathwx.inf 210.9 KB 20 May 2008
WLAN_Atheros_v7.6.0.224/Drivers/XP-x32/athw.sys 1.3 MB 20 May 2008
WLAN_Atheros_v7.6.0.224/Drivers/XP-x32/ 33.7 KB 23 May 2008
WLAN_Atheros_v7.6.0.224/Drivers/XP-x32/netathw.inf 151.8 KB 20 May 2008

How to Update Atheros AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the Atheros AR5001X+ 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 AR5001X+ 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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