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Windows 7: Please Help - Atheros Driver problems


06 Jul 2009   #1
Darchy

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RC, Build 7100
 
 
Please Help - Atheros Driver problems

Hello there I am having a problem with my ethernet drivers.

I have an Asus P5Q SE motherboard and recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and since doing so I have been having a lot of internet connectivity problems.

I keep randomly losing connection to the internet, I looked into it and it was driver related, so I researched the issue in great detail and found others had experienced it yet no one had a solution, I looked for the most appropriate Ethernet drivers on the internet on another computer of mine and found that people had experienced the most success with the Windows Vista Atheros Ethernet drivers which were for my motherboard (Asus P5Q SE) so I downloaded the Vista drivers and installed them and I was surprised to see that it worked I had internet access again my problem was solved and I thought nothing more of it, but when I came to use my pc again I had no internet access right from start-up, this annoyed me quite a bit. I then went into the control panel and uninstalled the Vista Atheros drivers to find upon doing so Windows 7 had found the appropriate drivers and automatically installed them, I had the internet back again I figured it had solved itself, however again when I came to use my computer no internet from start-up, I still had the Vista drivers on my desktop so i simply re-installed them and again my internet started to work, but I must constantly install and uninstall these drivers every time I log onto my Windows 7 computer this means they must stay on my desktop at all times.

Im taking my computer to a LAN event soon and i really need to sort this issue I hope you can shed some light on this as i cant find stable drivers anywhere

Thankyou
-Darchy


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10 Jul 2009   #2
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

which drivers are you using? what is the date? 11/10/07 or july or january are three different versions of the athrusb.sys driver. I have had most success with the 1/29/07 version, rather than the newer july or november revisions. Tho this is used for a belkin G adapter in my particular situation.

I've included the july and jan revisions. Give them a try.

athrusb-1-29-07.v.2.0.0.130.zip
athru6.7-5-07.v2.0.2.12.zip


Hope this helps, Good luck


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12 Jul 2009   #3
Darchy

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RC, Build 7100
 
 

Thankyou very much for your help, but where do i put the .sys file
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12 Jul 2009   #4
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

windows\system32\drivers
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12 Jul 2009   #5
Darchy

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RC, Build 7100
 
 

Thankyou ever so much for your help I just re-installed the vista 64bit drivers and placed the 1/29/07 version .sys file in the drivers folder, I have restarted my pc twice and both times I have an internet connection right from startup =D thankyou so much very helpful
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13 Jul 2009   #6
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Great to hear. But what is "strange" to hear is that they are working for you on the x64, when these drivers are the supposed x86 (32bit) version. Keep me posted as to how they turn out after a few days use.
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16 Jul 2009   #7
Darchy

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RC, Build 7100
 
 
:(:(:(:(

They worked for about 3 days and now its doing the same thing again i uninstalled the drivers and am currently just using the ones 7 auto finds no doubt when i restart i will have no internet again so yeahh pretty much back to square one
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16 Jul 2009   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
driver issue

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darchy View Post
They worked for about 3 days and now its doing the same thing again i uninstalled the drivers and am currently just using the ones 7 auto finds no doubt when i restart i will have no internet again so yeahh pretty much back to square one
do you have windows auto update set to update and install?

Ken
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16 Jul 2009   #9
Darchy

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit RC, Build 7100
 
 

yes I do
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16 Jul 2009   #10
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

I take it that you've already dl'd the drivers (vista64) from asus' website?


I noticed there are a few revisions of the driver there.
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