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30-Jan-2012, 03:06 PM #1
Exclamation Solved: Atheros Wireless Network Problems!!
Hi all

I was clearing up my programs and managed to delete the Atheros Utility Client program. I can no longer connect to the internet


I've tried reinstalling the software and have it installed but it wont connect to the network

Sorry for being so vague, I have very little clue on what to do here..

Any ideas? Thankyou
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30-Jan-2012, 03:28 PM #2
i have moved to networking

what windows version do you have ?

have a look at the services and allow windows to control the wireless - you should be able to connect then

Start>
Control Panel>
Administrative Tools>
Services>
  • Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations only)
  • WLAN AutoConfig (Windows 7 & Vista wireless configurations only)
  • Workstation
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30-Jan-2012, 05:13 PM #3
Stuck again haha :)
Hi, thanks for getting back to me so fast

I'm using Windows XP.

I got onto the wireless zero configuration, it says:
Description: Provides automatic configuration for the 802.11 adapters
Status: Started

This any help? Cheers
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30-Jan-2012, 06:47 PM #4
UPDATE:

I have uninstalled and reinstalled the Atheros AR5007EG Driver. I think it now connects to the network but it says it has limited or no connectivity. I know it isn't an issue of the router as I can connect to it via ethernet and another computer can connect via wireless. When I click on repair it cannot renew my IP address. Any thoughts?

Thanks again.
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30-Jan-2012, 07:29 PM #5
The following was put together mostly by etaf with a little help from me.

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Atheros AR5007EG & AR5007
We have been seeing a lot of problems with the above adapters for over a year, mainly concerning WPA and WPA2 encryption and windows Vista.

The adapter gets an IP configuration, and shows as connected, but communication is non-existent or sporadic.

Log into the Router and disable the wireless security and see if you are now able to connect to the internet and surf OK.
--- Please post back here if that
works or does not work.


Here are a number of possible solutions

--- 1) In Device Manager right click on the wireless adapter and "update driver." That apparently has worked for some posters.

--- 2) Download and install the latest wireless driver from your laptop manufacturer's web site support section, as some manufactures, appear to now have a working driver available.
Toshiba - update has worked for some PCs
HP The latest HP Atheros driver dated Sept 2010 has fixed the issue - so check the driver date, However, that does NOT apply to all HPs / Compaqs machines
- the poster did an online scan for driver updates on the HP website here HP Product Detection which resulted in a solution. Solved: Can't connect to internet wirelessly - Atheros AR5007 Wifi through Clear Comm - Tech Support Guy Forums

If you can post the Make and EXACT model of your PC here, along with the windows version you have and we will see if we can find the driver and will post a link as a reply here.

--- 3) On one occasion re-setting the router back to factory default and re-configuring the router settings has resolved the issue

--- 4) A few posters here with the same issue have found that the driver from this site ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows resolved the issue
Threads are here
Solved: Public Network - Access: Local Only (Please help!) - Tech Support Guy Forums
Solved: NetGear WNDR3700 Incompatibilty W/ Atheros AR5700 - Tech Support Guy Forums
Solved: Local connection only when connected to secured wirless - Tech Support Guy Forums
Solved: Unidentified Network - Tech Support Guy Forums
Unidentified Network


I do NOT know anything about the site mentioned ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows

However, if you do decide to try the driver, Please let us know the outcome

Direct link to the drivers are below
You only need to click on the green download button labelled " click to download " and wait, the file will download - you do not need to click on any other buttons to get the download started

AR5007
Vista 32 Bit
Drivers for Atheros AR5007 and Windows Vista
Although this driver has shown up in BSODs (Blue Screen Of Death) on Vista SP2 systems, usually conflicting with updated Vista OS drivers like netio.sys, tcpip.sys and other networking related drivers.

AR5007EG
Vista 32 Bit
Drivers for Atheros AR5007EG and Windows Vista


Assuming that after all the above the wireless still does not connect to the internet, all I can suggest is to use wireless security of WEP or to get an external USB wireless card.

You might also bug your laptop's tech support about the problem--maybe people can put pressure on Atheros to find a fix.
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31-Jan-2012, 01:56 PM #6
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Hi there!

After the IP address problem I thought I may have used the wrong WEP key on the network connection. It turns out this was the problem (there were several codes and I picked the wrong one )

Anyway, thankyou for all your help! Sorry it was just me being stupid haha

Joe
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31-Jan-2012, 02:30 PM #7
You're welcome, and we're glad you found it. Thanks for telling us the (slightly embarrassing) solution.
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