Atheros AR5xxx/AR9xxx/AR5Bxx Series WLAN Driver Download

Atheros Drivers

The AR5xxx/AR9xxx/AR5Bxx Series WLAN 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 "Atheros_AR5xxx_AR9xxx_wifi_9.2.0.439-windows.rar" is rated (5 out of 5 stars) based on 23,699 downloads and 72 reviews. It has been installed successfully by our users on PCs running Windows 7 and Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 31.6 MB.

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Supported Models

AR5xxx/AR9xxx/AR5Bxx Series WLAN



Supported Operating Systems

Windows 7, Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Vista, Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP, Windows XP (64 bit)

File Name

Versions (4-Aug-2011)

Additional Notes

ATHEROS AR5xxx/AR9xxx/AR5Bxx Series Wireless LAN Driver/Utility for WinXP 32/64bit,Vista 32/64bit, Win7 32/64bit

Date: 08/04/2011


File size: 30.1 MB.

File name: Atheros_AR5xxx_AR9xxx_wifi_9.2.0.439-windows.rar

Supports the following Atheros chipset numbers:

- Atheros AR5002G, AR5002X, AR5004G, AR5004X, AR5005G, AR5005GS, AR5006EG, AR5006EGS, AR5006EX, AR5006EXS, AR5006G, AR5006X, AR5006GS,

AR5006XS, AR5007G, AR5007EG, AR5008, AR5008X, AR5009 Wireless Network Adapter

- Atheros AR9002WB Wireless Network Adapter, Atheros AR9002WB-2NG Wireless Network Adapter

- Atheros AR9280 Wireless Network Adapter, Atheros AR9281 Wireless Network Adapter

- Atheros AR9380 802.11a/g/n WiFi Adapter, Atheros AR9382 802.11a/g/n WiFi Adapter, Atheros A

Uploaded By

Jerry K (DG Member) on 4-Nov-2011

Most Helpful Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
M. NosJam
Tested on Windows XP
19 Feb 2016
(2 hours after download)

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Tested on Windows 7 x64
28 Sep 2014
(10 minutes after download)

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Tested on Windows 7 x64
4 Jun 2014
(1 hour after download)

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
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How to Update AR5xxx/AR9xxx/AR5Bxx Series WLAN Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the AR5xxx/AR9xxx/AR5Bxx Series WLAN 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 AR5xxx/AR9xxx/AR5Bxx Series WLAN 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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