Atheros 11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter Driver Download

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The 11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express 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. Visitors have downloaded this file "" 4,952 times with an aggregate rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 27 reviews. Our users report success installing this driver update on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 1.1 MB.

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Supported Models


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 2003, Windows 2003 (64 bit), Windows XP, Windows XP (64 bit)

File Name


Additional Notes

Gateway LT20 Series Netbook Atheros Wireless Lan Driver for Windows XP

Uploaded By

swifty (DG Member) on 25-May-2010

Most Helpful Reviews

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Juan Manuel
Tested on Windows XP
14 Jan 2011
(1 hour after download)

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
"Its working fine, I instaled in an Asus EeePC 2G, whit NO Atheros software, because i wanted windows administrated the wireless; and this drivers was perfected. thanks a lot.

Regards from Guadalajara, Mxico."

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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
athw.sys 1.6 MB 14 Dec 2009
athwx.sys 2.1 MB 14 Dec 2009 48.2 KB 16 Dec 2009
netathw.inf 199.0 KB 14 Dec 2009 48.3 KB 16 Dec 2009
netathwx.inf 300.1 KB 14 Dec 2009

How to Update 11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the 11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express 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 11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express 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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