Windows Vista, Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows 2003, Windows 2003 (64 bit), Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4
File name: 802.11b_g_Atheros_Wireless_Lan_Driver_18.104.22.168.zip
File size: 2.56 MB.
Operating system: Windows XP 32-bit/AMD 64-bit / 2003 32-bit/AMD 64-bit
Date added: November 09, 2006
From Acer :
This package supports the following driver models / Chipset numbers:
Atheros AR5002G Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros AR5002X Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros AR5004G Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros AR5004X Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros AR5005GS Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros AR5005G Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros AR5006XS Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros AR5006X Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros AR5006EXS Wireless Network Adapter
Atheros AR5006EX Wireless Network Adapter
Jerry K (DG Member) on 26-Jul-2010
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To get the AR50xx 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 AR50xx 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 Driver Update Utility for AR50xx. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right 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.
In Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager
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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
Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.
Select the Driver tab.
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.
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