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Windows 7: How To Update Atheros Drivers


27 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 
How To Update Atheros Drivers

Hi guys,

I downloaded the latest Atheros drivers for my wireless card. They came in a zip file and I have no idea how to install them!!


I have a Sony Vaio laptop running Windows 7.


Can anyone help please?


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27 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Have you extracted the contents of the folder yet? If not, do so by right-clicking on it and then click Extract All..., accept the default folder name.

Follow this Tutorial to install the driver: Device Manager - Install Driver - Vista Forums Note that the category will be Network adapters and that folder you browse for in Step 9 will be the extracted folder above.
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27 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Thanks, Dwarf.

Just another question - I have extracted the files. Once I update the driver can I delete the folder of the extracted files or does Windows need that to stay where it is?
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27 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

No, you can safely delete it. However, you may consider saving it to a USB stick just in case you need to install the driver again.
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27 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Thanks, worked for me!
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27 Sep 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

out of interest, which driver version was it ,ive been looking for the atheros drivers and im curious to see if its the same one
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27 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome, bingefeller.

For future reference, you can find Atheros drivers here: Atheros & Zidas drivers
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27 Sep 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Thanks dwarf, the AR9285 showing for win 7 is version 9.1.0.328

i got one elsewhere and its version 9.2.0.105 ,
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27 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Julian, the link I gave shows the latest driver for that adapter as 10.0.0.75 WHQL

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27 Sep 2012   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

ah my bad, thanks
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