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Windows 7: A very hard to find driver

25 Oct 2014   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
A very hard to find driver

I have a friends HP Pavilion g6 laptop with ani3 - 2.4Ghz and 4GB RAM running W7 64bit Home version.

Now she has been given this machine by a friend and couldn't get into it (admin login) and asked me to take a look at it.
I got into the machine by doing a system restore to a date about 4 months ago and low and behold I had admin rights.
So far so good until it came to tidying it up and I have managed to clear a heap of rubbish off this machine including 1400 malwares MBAM found and another 122 that SAS found. CCleaner took care of the temp stuff and I thought I was home and hosed until I came to installing MSE on the machine after getting rid of the Norton which I was thinking was slowing the downloads via IE.
Problem is she uses a Sierra Aircard adaptor and the only thing I can find is the firmware for it and so I looked for the Atheros AR9845 driver for the machine but with no luck.
Does anyone know of where I can find this driver as I am sure it needs updating as the downloads like MSE take up to and more than two hours.
I am thinking this is the problem too because I tried my own 4G adaptor on it and with the same result dreadfully long downloads including the Windows updates. Most of the stuff I have installed is via a USB stick where I can as I said the downloads are extremely slow and some like MSE updates failed every time I tried it.
The machine in every other way responds quite quickly it is just the downloads.
I am going home tomorrow and I shall hook it up to a cable connection but if I can find a site for the Atheros driver it would be good to fix it then.
I have suggested she gets a better adaptor because the Sierra one I think is really pathetic and it also gets VERY hot when used.


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26 Oct 2014   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

This is AR9845:
https://www.atheros.cz/atheros-wireless-drivers.html

Sorry I grabbed 9485....are you sure its 9845, not 9485
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26 Oct 2014   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
This is AR9845:
https://www.atheros.cz/atheros-wireless-drivers.html

Sorry I grabbed 9485....are you sure its 9845, not 9485
Yes Colin that is what is shown in device manager. The site looks familiar (.cz) as one I got onto but it looked such a shambles of references I went looking elsewhere.

The other device I mentioned I have since spoken to the owner and she is going to Telstra to get something different as it is a real worry re the heat and extremely slow download rate/s.

PS Just looked again and I shall check tomorrow when I hook up the machine to the Ethernet cable as the driver I was linking is a ??PCi one??
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26 Oct 2014   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

John, can you post the msinfo32.nfo mate so we can have a look at what programs are installed? It may be a conflict or another program limiting the download speed. I know ASUS iNetwork Control bloatware does it so maybe other programs are capable of capping download speeds. Worth a look even if it's an outside chance.
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26 Oct 2014   #5
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Found a possible Driver in the Link below John ... I have also Uploaded it to Virus Total ...

May not work but worth a Read ..


Windows 8 Atheros AR9485 Wireless Problems | Cannot Connect to Network
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26 Oct 2014   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thanks for the replies everyone and first up Colin I must apologise for getting the driver number very wrong - put it down to being very frustrated at the time (in pic).
Do you think I should give that driver a brl now??

Cannot attach the msinfo as requested Gav - I don't know why I saved it as a doc to desktop and I can only think it is too large to attach. I think I may have to zip it somehow though I ma pretty hopeless at doing that but will try.

Brian have done all the things in that article - am on the Ethernet cable at home at the moment and the thing is flying.

However I still think she should get another adapter because of the heat generated


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26 Oct 2014   #7
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

USB Adapters are not very expensive John ...
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26 Oct 2014   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Gav am trying now.

No it won't even attach the 7 zip file
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26 Oct 2014   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
USB Adapters are not very expensive John ...
Yep that's right mate but it is the coverage out here that is a real problem still some places there is none at all and at best 3G and if you get real lucky 4G. It is a pretty pathetic set up considering the money we pay for the service and that the technology is now quite advanced.
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26 Oct 2014   #10
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

I had 3G connection here John was not impressed at all ... But i suppose it all depends where you are located ..
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