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Old 08-24-2009, 08:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can't find driver for Atheros AR5001X wireless card

I just reformatted my 2 yr old Toshiba Satellite laptop with XP. It originally had Vista but I've been running XP on it for the last year. When I first loaded up XP a year ago, it took days of searching on the internet to find the driver but I eventually found it for free.

I spent hours yesterday looking for the driver and most links end up in an endless loop, to a pay site or to the useless Atheros website itself that offers no driver download support.

So many of the links that claim to offer the driver for this Atheros AR5001X don't really have the driver. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'd really like to get my wireless card up and running again. Thank you.


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Old 08-24-2009, 09:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Czech site but i downloaded and scanned it:

ATHEROS Wireless LAN 2.4/5GHz - Download Driver AR5001X
Version: 4.2.1.9

Date: 28.04.2006
OS: Windows XP 32bit

Signed: NONE
File: xp32-4.2.1.9.zip

Downloaded: 2788◊
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Hefe, I sent you a PM. I downloaded from that site but didn't get any driver, just instructions .

Good morning, Hefe. I went to the link that you provided trying to download a driver for my Toshiba's Atheros AR5001X wireless card. I clicked on "download" and downloaded a zipped file.

I unzipped it and got two folders: 1. ar5211 "System file" 565kb
2. net5211 "Setup Information" 64kb

I opened up #2 and it was just notepad information. No driver.

Am I doing something wrong?

Thank you for your help.


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See the pick I uploaded. Press the download button and it should start in about 5 seconds. Once you download you will have a file named xp32-5.0.0.107-whql.zip 9.3 mb.

Unzip and run the setup.

I also just put the inf file in a zip for you to download and manually install as well.
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Thank you for helping, Hefe. Unfortunately, all I get when I open up your attached file is this text opened on Notepad:



;Copyright (c) 2001-2004 Atheros Communications, Incorporated All Rights Reserved
;
;Module Name:
;
; net5211.inf
;
;Abstract:
; INF file for installing Atheros AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter
;
; Installs ar5211.sys (NDIS 5/5.1 driver) on NT platforms (2000, XP and greater)
; Installs ar52119x.sys (NDIS 5 driver) on 9x platforms
;
;--*/

[Version]
Signature = "$CHICAGO$"
Class = Net
ClassGUID = {4d36e972-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
Provider = %ATHEROS%
Compatible = 1
DriverVer = 06/29/2006,5.0.0.107
Catalogfile.nt = net5211.cat
;Catalogfile = net5211.cat

[Manufacturer]
%ATHEROS% = Atheros

[ControlFlags]
ExcludeFromSelect = \ ;for win95 and legacy support
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013

[Atheros]
; DisplayName Section DeviceID
; ----------- ------- --------
; Generic
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.0012% = ATHER_DEV_0012.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0012
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.0013% = ATHER_DEV_0013.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.0013% = ATHER_DEV_0013.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0014
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.0013% = ATHER_DEV_0013.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0015
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.0013% = ATHER_DEV_0013.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0016
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.0013% = ATHER_DEV_0013.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0017
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.0013% = ATHER_DEV_0013.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0018
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.0013% = ATHER_DEV_0013.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0019
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.001A% = ATHER_DEV_001A.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001A
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.001B% = ATHER_DEV_001B.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001B
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.001B% = ATHER_DEV_001B.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.001B% = ATHER_DEV_001B.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_FF19

; Atheros
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.1021% = ATHER_DEV_1021.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0012&SUBSYS_1021168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2021% = ATHER_DEV_2021.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0012&SUBSYS_2021168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.1022% = ATHER_DEV_1022.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0012&SUBSYS_1022168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2022% = ATHER_DEV_2022.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0012&SUBSYS_2022168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.1025% = ATHER_DEV_1025.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_1025168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2025% = ATHER_DEV_2025.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_2025168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.1026% = ATHER_DEV_1026.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_1026168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2026% = ATHER_DEV_2026.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_2026168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.1027% = ATHER_DEV_1027.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_1027168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2027% = ATHER_DEV_2027.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_2027168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.1030% = ATHER_DEV_1030.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_1030168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2030% = ATHER_DEV_2030.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_2030168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.1031% = ATHER_DEV_1031.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_1031168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2031% = ATHER_DEV_2031.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_2031168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.1041% = ATHER_DEV_1041.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_1041168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2041% = ATHER_DEV_2041.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_2041168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.1042% = ATHER_DEV_1042.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_1042168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2042% = ATHER_DEV_2042.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_2042168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.1051% = ATHER_DEV_1051.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_1051168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2051% = ATHER_DEV_2051.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_2051168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.001A% = ATHER_DEV_1052.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001A&SUBSYS_1052168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.001A% = ATHER_DEV_2052.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001A&SUBSYS_2052168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.1053% = ATHER_DEV_1053.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_1053168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2053% = ATHER_DEV_2053.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_2053168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.001A% = ATHER_DEV_1054.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001A&SUBSYS_1054168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.001A% = ATHER_DEV_2054.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001A&SUBSYS_2054168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.1062% = ATHER_DEV_1062.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001B&SUBSYS_1062168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2062% = ATHER_DEV_2062.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001B&SUBSYS_2062168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.001B% = ATHER_DEV_1063.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001B&SUBSYS_1063168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.001B% = ATHER_DEV_2063.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001B&SUBSYS_2063168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.3062% = ATHER_DEV_2062.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001C&SUBSYS_3062168c
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.3063% = ATHER_DEV_2063.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001C&SUBSYS_3063168c
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.3061% = ATHER_DEV_2051.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001C&SUBSYS_3061168c
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.3065% = ATHER_DEV_2052.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001C&SUBSYS_3065168c
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2061% = ATHER_DEV_2051.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001B&SUBSYS_2061168c
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.1061% = ATHER_DEV_1051.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001B&SUBSYS_1061168c
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2065% = ATHER_DEV_2052.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001B&SUBSYS_2065168c
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.1065% = ATHER_DEV_1052.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001B&SUBSYS_1065168c

; Other
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2022% = ATHER_DEV_2022.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0012&SUBSYS_7005144F
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2026% = ATHER_DEV_0013.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_7005144F
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2026% = ATHER_DEV_0013.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_7057144F
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2026% = ATHER_DEV_0013.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_7058144F
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2041% = ATHER_DEV_2041.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_7064144F
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2042% = ATHER_DEV_2042.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_7065144F
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2051% = ATHER_DEV_2051.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_7084144F
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2051% = ATHER_DEV_2051.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_7088144F
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2062% = ATHER_DEV_2062.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001B&SUBSYS_7092144F
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.001A% = ATHER_DEV_2054.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001A&SUBSYS_7094144F
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.2042% = ATHER_DEV_2042.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_7005168C
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.3063% = ATHER_DEV_2063.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001C&SUBSYS_7096144F
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.3065% = ATHER_DEV_2052.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001C&SUBSYS_7106144F
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.0013% = ATHER_DEV_0013.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_123410CF
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.0013% = ATHER_DEV_0013.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_123510CF
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.001B% = ATHER_DEV_001B.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001B&SUBSYS_132910CF
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.3062% = ATHER_DEV_2062.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001C&SUBSYS_139C10CF
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.0055% = ATHER_DEV_0013.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0013&SUBSYS_123610CF
%ATHER.DeviceDesc.0055% = ATHER_DEV_001B.ndi, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001B&SUBSYS_134f10CF

; Windows 9X specific entries
[ATHER_DEV_0012.ndi]
AddReg = ATHER_DEV_0012.id.reg, 5211.reg, oahu.reg, ATHER.win.reg, 5211.acb.reg
CopyFiles = ATHER.win.CopyFiles, DEFAULTDESTDIRS
DelFiles = ATHER.DelIniFiles
DelReg = 5211.DelReg

[ATHER_DEV_0013.ndi]
AddReg = ATHER_DEV_0013.id.reg, 5211.reg, ATHER.win.reg, 5212.abgcb.reg
CopyFiles = ATHER.win.CopyFiles, DEFAULTDESTDIRS
DelFiles = ATHER.DelIniFiles
DelReg = 5211.DelReg

[ATHER_DEV_001A.ndi]
AddReg = ATHER_DEV_001A.id.reg, 5211.reg, ATHER.win.reg, 5212.bgcb.reg
CopyFiles = ATHER.win.CopyFiles, DEFAULTDESTDIRS
DelFiles = ATHER.DelIniFiles
DelReg = 5211.DelReg

[ATHER_DEV_1021.ndi]
AddReg = ATHER_DEV_1021.id.reg, 5211.reg, oahu.reg, ATHER.win.reg, 5211.acb.reg
CopyFiles = ATHER.win.CopyFiles, DEFAULTDESTDIRS
DelFiles = ATHER.DelIniFiles
DelReg = 5211.DelReg

etc., etc.



There is no setup folder. Just setup information.
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I know it is the inf file for manual install. You do not open it.

find the wireless card in device manager. will either be a yellowed out network device or an unknown device. Right mouse click and update or install driver. Say have disk. browse to the location of the inf file and select it.

Or you can download the full file which has a setup.exe for you and install it that way.
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I know it is the inf file for manual install. You do not open it.

find the wireless card in device manager. will either be a yellowed out network device or an unknown device. Right mouse click and update or install driver. Say have disk. browse to the location of the inf file and select it.

Or you can download the full file which has a setup.exe for you and install it that way.
Hefe, you are the man !!!!!!!!! My wireless is up and running and I'm posting this very happy post using my WIRELESS laptop! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!!!


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