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Windows 7: What should I install - Atheros Wifi Driver or the Intel one ?

07 Nov 2012   #1
minhvnqh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
What should I install - Atheros Wifi Driver or the Intel one ?

I am using the laptop Asus K56CM and i found to wifi driver which is in the driver download website. So I don't know which should i install ?. If I install the both, will it be a conflict ?
This bluetooth driver also has this problem!


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07 Nov 2012   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

Update your wifi driver from Device Manager, Network Adapters, right click on the correct adapter and see or update info and drivers...
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07 Nov 2012   #3
minhvnqh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
Update your wifi driver from Device Manager, Network Adapters, right click on the correct adapter and see or update info and drivers...
The fact that if I istall 2 driver.It will display 2 icons of network adapter in device manager
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07 Nov 2012   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Open Device Manager and locate the wifi adapter, right click on it and select Properties. The3n click on the Detials tab and from the dropdown list find "Hardware Ids", will look something like this,

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Make note of the "VEN" number and go here,

PCI Vendor and Device Lists

and enter it in the Vendor search box, and it will tell you whether it is the Intel or Atheros. Then download and install the appropriate driver from Asus,

ASUS - Notebooks- ASUS K56CM


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07 Nov 2012   #5
minhvnqh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Open Device Manager and locate the wifi adapter, right click on it and select Properties. The3n click on the Detials tab and from the dropdown list find "Hardware Ids", will look something like this,

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Make note of the "VEN" number and go here,

PCI Vendor and Device Lists

and enter it in the Vendor search box, and it will tell you whether it is the Intel or Atheros. Then download and install the appropriate driver from Asus,

ASUS - Notebooks- ASUS K56CM
I find this Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0032&SUBSYS_2C971A3B&REV_01

But i search it in your website and no result..Can u tell which is the "VEN" number in "PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0032&SUBSYS_2C971A3B&REV_01"
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07 Nov 2012   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by minhvnqh View Post
.Can u tell which is the "VEN" number in "PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0032&SUBSYS_2C971A3B&REV_01"
The vendor ID is 168C, which according to the search is the Atheros,

PCI Vendor and Device Lists

The device ID which is 0032, brings up this,

PCI Vendor and Device Lists

which from the list of devices with the same ID (but will have a different vendor ID) is the "AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter".

Based on all that you want the latest Atheros driver from Asus.
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07 Nov 2012   #7
minhvnqh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by minhvnqh View Post
.Can u tell which is the "VEN" number in "PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0032&SUBSYS_2C971A3B&REV_01"
The vendor ID is 168C, which according to the search is the Atheros,

PCI Vendor and Device Lists

The device ID which is 0032, brings up this,

PCI Vendor and Device Lists

which from the list of devices with the same ID (but will have a different vendor ID) is the "AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter".

Based on all that you want the latest Atheros driver from Asus.
Thank you very much !
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07 Nov 2012   #8
minhvnqh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I still have a question, that is if my computer have atheros wifi device, why asus have also intel wifi driver in download driver website for this model ?
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07 Nov 2012   #9
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Possibly different production runs of the computer/motherboard, with one having the Atheros and one the Intel.
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