NETGEAR WPN111 Driver Download

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Supported Models

WPN111 Driver

Manufacturers

NETGEAR

Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP

File Name

Versions

1.5.0.2102 (26-Sep-2005)
1.5.0.2102 (2005-09-26) via .inf

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Uploader Notes

This driver comes from the Atheros AR5005UG chipset driver, which is used in the WPN111 and WG111T. The .ini file has been slightly modified to fit the the WPN111. Netgear's original driver freezes-up the PC after a few minutes of inactivity. With this driver, your system will not crash under Windows XP, but it only connects at 54 MBPS. I'd rather have a stable connection and sacrifice speed for now until Netgear comes out with a Windows XP certicified driver for the WPN111 which doesn't hang/freeze-up/crash your PC.

INSTRUCTIONS - Before plugging the WPN111 to your PC's USB port:

Paste netwpn11.inf, net5523.cat, ar5523.sys and ar5523.bin in the following directory:

C:/Windows/system32/drivers

Then plug the WPN111 USB Wireless Network Adapter in and you tell the New Hardw

Uploaded By

Kevin Frenette (DG Member) on 28-Aug-2006

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
TankerDog2002
Tested on UNIX
26 Oct 2008
(4 minutes after download)
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"Driver works like a gem in LINUX UBUNTU 8.04. Surfing speeds are blazing fast. Awesome!!!!!"
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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
ar5523.bin 149.4 KB 27 Jul 2005
ar5523.sys 360.3 KB 27 Jul 2005
net5523.cat 26 bytes 27 Jul 2005
netwpn11.inf 13.5 KB 26 Aug 2006
readme_first.txt 671 bytes 28 Aug 2006

How to Update WPN111 Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the WPN111 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 WPN111 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 WPN111. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the NETGEAR website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

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 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

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  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.

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