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

Atheros Drivers

The 11a/b/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. This version of "xp32-7.7.0.466-whql.zip" is rated (5 out of 5 stars) based on 1,784 downloads and 11 reviews. Our users report success installing this driver update on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 495.2 KB.

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1,784 Downloads

Supported Models

ar5213a-00

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 XP, Windows 2000

File Name

Versions

N/A

Additional Notes

Blitzz Technology BWP712, it has the Atheros AR5213A-00 chipset, the one I had downloaded from atheros.cz

Uploaded By

yuniormac (DG Member) on 28-May-2010

Most Helpful Reviews

 
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful:
Dana Cardiel
Tested on Windows XP
24 Aug 2010
(7 hours after download)
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"This was the ONLY driver I could find that would work with an Askey WLL3020 WIFI card from an HP notebook, and this driver worked PERFECTLY! Highly recommended!"
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Device Hardware IDs

Compatible IDs

PCI\CC_0200

PCI\CC_020000

PCI\CC_0280

PCI\CC_028000

PCI\VEN_168C

PCI\VEN_168C&CC_0200

PCI\VEN_168C&CC_020000

PCI\VEN_168C&CC_0280

PCI\VEN_168C&CC_028000

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
athw.sys 1.6 MB 6 Jan 2010
netathw.cat 49.0 KB 8 Jan 2010
netathw.inf 202.0 KB 6 Jan 2010

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

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the 11a/b/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 11a/b/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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