Atheros Ar5b97 Wireless Network Adapter Driver Windows 7 Free Download Install Update
Did this solve your problem? Sorry this didn't help. My older laptop got "bricked" after upgrading it to Windows 10 - both the Atheros Wi-Fi adapter and the Broadcom Cat-5 adapter were dead - due to no Windows 10 drivers. It worked, even though the original hardware adapters are still non-functional. Wish Windows 10 was smart enough to use the old Windows 7 and 8 drivers, if no new Windows 10 driver is available for a device like these adapters.
The old drivers were already bit, so clearly could have worked fine - as they clearly did to download, update, and install Windows Who makes any money by failing to support millions of devices that probably never will get Windows 10 drivers made for them at this point in their life-cycle? I extracted the Atheros driver from this archive and put it on http: Likewise, the bundled Broadcom drivers didn't work either for the same reason.
Still waiting to see if any bit Windows 10 drivers ever appear for these devices. The driver from http: ZIP has to be installed manually using Device Manager. Unpack the zip file to an empty directory. My atheros network driver isn't working , and I cant download the drivers cause it says its not for this OS , Help?
I cant use WLan or Connection by wire , This is my contribution. Far from getting a new Pc, I can tell you how to solve this. Windows 10 has serious issues with Qualcomm Atheros WiFi adapters and there are workarounds that will fix the problem. First type of problem - You upgrade to W10 but the WiFi doesn't work. Open your devices list, as you have done, right click the Atheros WiFi adapter and then the drivers tab.
Roll back to the previous driver and reboot. The Windows 8 driver for Atheros will work in W10 - you can download it. You may need to download the update exclusion tool from Microsoft to prevent the automatic updates from installing the faulty W10 driver again - its a little known free app that lets you mark things you dont want updated.
I can let you have details if you need them. Second type of problem - Your laptop Usually a Lenovo goes through nearly all the W10 upgrade and then fails before the progress circle on black background appears, with a message saying the upgrade failed and it has put it back where it was. I had this four or five times and then asked Microsoft to help. They worked on it for hours and they were not able to fix it.
I then disabled the Wireless adapter and rebooted. I had already used the media creation tool to load W10 upgrade package onto a USB. When the laptop came back up, ran the setup file on the USB and the upgrade went through, all the way.
I've met the problem on every laptop that I have upgraded. Tell us about your experience with our site. I cant use WLan or Connection by wire ,. This thread is locked. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. I have the same question DAC Replied on August 3, As you can see from the number of replies, this issue seems to be of no interest to anyone.
Therefore, the only recommendation is to get yourself a new PC as suggested for every new Windows version. Thanks for marking this as the answer.
How satisfied are you with this reply? Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. How satisfied are you with this response? For me, 32bit http: It enabled wireless connection. DavidP Replied on August 11, DAC Replied on August 11, Hello, for bit Windows 10, there are new drivers for Atheros , Broadcom and Realtek chipset available at http: DavidP Replied on August 17, In reply to DAC's post on August 11, Kind regards, DAC Thanks for your assistance!
DAC Replied on August 18, In reply to DavidP's post on August 17, Hello, The driver from http: Go there, right click and choose "Update driver". Choose the second option "Search the computer for driver software". Choose "Pick from a list of device drivers Select this entry and choose "Proceed".
The driver software should then be installed. If not please post any error messages you receive here in the forum. In reply to DAC's post on August 18, After upgrading to Win10 you can go to Device Manager, select the adapter, go to Driver and select to Roll Back to the previous driver. That will get the device working again and then you can decide whether to update the driver or not. In reply to mt3al's post on September 8, That worked like a charm.
EnricoAlighieri Replied on February 9, Windows 10 and Atheros Drivers - how to get round the problem This is what you wrote: In reply to DAC's post on August 3, This site in other languages x.
Atheros AR5B97 Wireless Network Adapter Drivers
Atheros AR5B97 Wireless Network Adapter drivers for Windows 10 x64
Did this solve your problem? Sorry this didn't help. My older laptop got "bricked" after upgrading it to Windows 10 - both the Atheros Wi-Fi adapter and the Broadcom Cat-5 adapter were dead - due to no Windows 10 drivers. It worked, even though the original hardware adapters are still non-functional. Wish Windows 10 was smart enough to use the old Windows 7 and 8 drivers, if no new Windows 10 driver is available for a device like these adapters. The old drivers were already bit, so clearly could have worked fine - as they clearly did to download, update, and install Windows Who makes any money by failing to support millions of devices that probably never will get Windows 10 drivers made for them at this point in their life-cycle?