Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Wireless Not Working - atheros ar5b97 code 52

15 Dec 2012   #1
mgftp

 
 
Wireless Not Working - atheros ar5b97 code 52

Ok, guys I need some help. My laptop is an Acer Aspire 1830T the other day I installed some Windows 7 updates and when my computer restarted I didn't have Wifi, and an Ethernet connection was not even working. So I went through a bunch of things:

I started by uninstalling the Windows updates that installed, trying to re-install drivers. The Ethernet started working right away when I installed the corresponding driver, however I could never get the WiFi working after trying multiple drivers from the system disk which had Wifi in the title. I then went ahead an uninstalled everything installed that day to start fresh in case there were conflicts and had the computer search the disk for the driver. I now get the following error message and have no idea what do to from here. (Note the computer had me send some error message to MS which it said it doesn't have an answer for, but there might be one in the future.... and I went ahead and installed the latest updates, since it seems maybe that wasn't the problem afterall since uninstalling didn't fix the problem?) I considerate myself computer friendly but no expert, please advise. Thanks



http://i49.tinypic.com/2jh3dv.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
15 Dec 2012   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi mgftp, Please bear with me a moment I'm trying to get on the Acer website but it is experiencung problems
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2012   #3
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi mgftp Try these drivers Drivers for Atheros AR5B97 and Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

15 Dec 2012   #4
mgftp

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Hi mgftp Try these drivers Drivers for Atheros AR5B97 and Windows 7
Thanks for the reply, I went there and downloaded, got a zip folder with the following:



http://i48.tinypic.com/153quqo.png

It doesn't look like there is what is a clear installation or setup file in there so I am not sure what to do from here
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2012   #5
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi mgftp, in device manager right click on the device with the yellow triangle select update driver and point to where you extracted the files
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Dec 2012   #6
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi mgftp, Finally got on the Acer website Download download from here the atheros wifi driver
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Dec 2012   #7
mgftp

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Hi mgftp, in device manager right click on the device with the yellow triangle select update driver and point to where you extracted the files
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Hi mgftp, Finally got on the Acer website Download download from here the atheros wifi driver
Thanks, when I try to do that though it's saying the driver is already up to date and the best driver is already installed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Dec 2012   #8
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mgftp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Hi mgftp, in device manager right click on the device with the yellow triangle select update driver and point to where you extracted the files
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Hi mgftp, Finally got on the Acer website Download download from here the atheros wifi driver
Thanks, when I try to do that though it's saying the driver is already up to date and the best driver is already installed.
Which of the drivers is that mgftp? Did you download the one from the Acer site ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Dec 2012   #9
mgftp

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mgftp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Hi mgftp, in device manager right click on the device with the yellow triangle select update driver and point to where you extracted the files
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Hi mgftp, Finally got on the Acer website Download download from here the atheros wifi driver
Thanks, when I try to do that though it's saying the driver is already up to date and the best driver is already installed.
Which of the drivers is that mgftp? Did you download the one from the Acer site ?
I downloaded both in my downloads folder, went to update driver and told it to look in that folder and I get that message, it looks like this:



http://i48.tinypic.com/et73h4.png
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Dec 2012   #10
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi mgftp, Run the .exe file from where you downloaded the file from the Acer website, see if you get the same result , Are you running the file as administrator ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Wireless Not Working - atheros ar5b97 code 52




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Win7 not working with a Intel Centrino® Wireless-N 2200 (code
My laptop came pre installed with windows 8 , needless to say I stuck with it for 7 months then decided to go back to windows 7. I cleared the HD and installed windows 7 today, however I cant get my network adapter to work so no internet. I have tried downloading the correct drivers but its...
Hardware & Devices
Atheros ar5b97 wireless driver problem (Code 52)
So I've just reinstalled Windows 7 ultimate (64-bit) and I've tried to get all my drivers working and all however, the only driver that is still not working is the Atheros AR5B97 Wireless Driver. I have tried to install it many times however I get a message saying "Windows cannot verify the digital...
Drivers
Atheros Wireless Card Not Working!
I just installed windows 7, was a completely fresh installation. I wiped the harddrive, installed the OS and for the most part it went well. I did run into one issue. All drivers installed correctly except the one for my wireless card. In device manager it shows up as properly installed (no yellow...
Network & Sharing
atheros ar9485wb-eg wireless driver on SAMSUNG LAPTOP not working
Hey guys, After reading a few other posts about similar topics, I thought that I'd try to create my own thread. I just bought a Samsung laptop, Windows 7 i3 core processor, 6GB ram, with an atheros ar9485wb-eg wireless network adapter. I have seen similar threads indicating the failure of...
Network & Sharing
Atheros AR5B97 wireless adapter problem + Windows 7
Hello, I have a problem with my internet (still). I tried asking you here for help earlier but I didn't get any help so I'm trying again. I bought a new Laptop with Windows 7, it's an Acer Aspire 7741G, but ever since I started it up the internet has not been working correctly. I only get 1-2...
Network & Sharing
Wireless Atheros Issues
Basically, my problem is that my wireless adapter doesn't work. The adapter is under system specs on my page, Atheros 802.11 a/b/g/n Dualband Wireless Network Module. Device manager says the wireless adapter is working properly, and has the most recent driver. The adapter cannot, however, detect...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:49.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App