Atheros AR5007 failed to connect (WiFi/Internet)

Problem:
This behaviour is seen when connecting a Vista computer with Atheros AR5007 Wireless LAN adapter installed to a new wireless accesspoint. (In this case a HP laptop computer with preinstalled Vista Home Premium connecting to Cisco Linksys EA6500).

When inspecting network configuration you will find DHCP-address is assigned correctly – BUT no traffic is recieved on the wireless adapter. You are unable to ping any network devices, and renewing DCHP-address will also fail.
Other devices have no problem using the wireless network.

Resolution:
Install SP53261 from hp.com

This new Atheros Wireless LAN Driver will replace the preinstalled driver, and resolve the problem for these Atheros adapters:

  • Atheros AR5006 802.11a/b/g WiFi Adapter
  • Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
  • Atheros AR5009 802.11a/g/n WiFi Adapter
  • Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
  • Atheros AR9380 802.11a/g/n WiFi Adapter
  • Atheros AR9382 802.11a/g/n WiFi Adapter
  • Atheros AR9485 802.11 b/g/n WiFi Adapter

 

The new driver is compatible with a wide range of Windows versions:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 32 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 32 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Starter 32 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 32 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Starter 32 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Edition

 

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Henrik Damgaard

Henrik Damgaard

Hi I’m Henrik and I write this blog based on useful topics I find interesting – mostly covering some of my technical interests : System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), BizTalk, Windows Server, PowerShell, SQL server, Internet Information Services, PHP and .NET I am currently holding a position as System Administrator with focus on Microsoft server products.

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