Atheros AR5005UX USB 2.0 Wireless Network Adapter Driver Download

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The AR5005UX USB 2.0 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 version of "" is rated (4 out of 5 stars) based on 811 downloads and 13 reviews. It has been installed successfully by our users on PCs running Windows 7. The total disk space used for this update is 916.9 KB.

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Supported Models


(Wireless Adapter)IEEE 802.11 b+g USB Adapter

802.11b/g USB Wireless Network Adapter

802.11g Wireless USB Adapter

ASUS USB Wireless Network Adapter

Allied Telesyn AT-WCU201g Wireless USB Adapter

Atheros AR5005UG USB 2.0 Wireless Network Adapter

Atheros AR5005UX USB 2.0 Wireless Network Adapter



Supported Operating Systems

Windows 7, Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 2003

File Name


v1 (9-Sep-2009)

Additional Notes

I hope this helps

it works great for me

Uploaded By

scfish (DG Member) on 14-Dec-2010

Ratings & Reviews

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Device Hardware IDs

Compatible IDs

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
f5d7050v1 win7/DIFxAPI.dll 512.0 KB 21 Apr 2009
f5d7050v1 win7/InstallDriver.exe 7.7 KB 14 Mar 2007
f5d7050v1 win7/athrusb.sys 904.2 KB 28 Jul 2008
f5d7050v1 win7/ 15.1 KB 3 Aug 2008
f5d7050v1 win7/athrxusb.sys 1.1 MB 28 Jul 2008
f5d7050v1 win7/ 7.5 KB 17 Oct 2009
f5d7050v1 win7/netathrusb.inf 42.3 KB 28 Jul 2008
f5d7050v1 win7/netathrxusb.inf 6.2 KB 7 Sep 2009

How to Update Atheros AR5005UX USB 2.0 Wireless Network Adapter Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the Atheros AR5005UX USB 2.0 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 AR5005UX USB 2.0 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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