Atheros AR9285 WiFi Adapter not working  


  1. Posts : 38
    Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7.7600 Build 7600
       #1

    Atheros AR9285 WiFi Adapter not working


    System Specs:
    Code:
    Manufacturer:      HP
    OS:                Windows 7 (SP1 wont update)
    WiFi Adapter:      Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
    	Driver Date:    2/22/2011
            Driver Version: 9.2.0.310
    A couple of days ago I posted a BSOD report in the appropriate section (here) and was told it was my WiFi adapter so I uninstalled and reinstalled it.
    (The driver was automatically reinstalled by windows update, but I also have a copy of the driver from HP which I installed afterwards.)

    (One thing to note is that the date of the driver from before I uninstalled it, is different than the date of the current driver I have installed, even though before uninstalling I tried to update it and windows said everything was up to date. Sadly I don't remember the version number [of the previous driver] but I know it started with a nine.)

    Now though, I can no longer connect to any network wirelessly. When I "diagnose the adapter" I get the following message(I underlined the part that seemed important):
    Code:
    Windows Network Diagnostics
    
    Issues found
    There might be a problem with the driver for the Wireless N... 		Detected
    Set up the wireless network adapter 					Completed
    The wireless network adapter is experiencing problems 			Completed
    
    
    Issues found
     There might be a problem with the driver for the Wireless
    Network Connection adapter						Detected
    
    Windows couldn't automatically bind the IP protocol stack to the network
    adapter.
    
    Set up the wireless network adapter 					Completed
    
    Set up the network adapter to communicate with this network. This ensures
    that both Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and Internet Protocol Version
    6 (TCP/IPv6) can be used on the network adapter.
    
    
    Network Diagnostics Log
    File Name: F27D8388-FA27-4799-9FFB-BBB99032F58B.Repair.Admin.1.etl
    
    The wireless network adapter is experiencing problems Completed
    Windows Help and Support can provide more information about resolving
    driver or hardware issues.
    
    
    
    Detection details
    
    Diagnostics Information (Network Adapter)
    
    Details about network adapter diagnosis:
    Network adapter Wireless Network Connection driver information:
    	Description . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
    	Manufacturer . . . . . . . . . : Atheros Communications Inc.
    	Provider . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros Communications Inc.
    	Version . . . . . . . . . . . : 8.0.0.172
    	Inf File Name . . . . . . . . . : C:\Windows\INF\oem46.inf
    	Inf File Date . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, September 24, 2009 12:42:04 AM
    	Section Name . . . . . . . . . : ATHR_DEV_OS61_H30A1.ndi
    	Hardware ID . . . . . . . . . . : pci\ven_168c&dev_002b&subsys_3040103c
    	Instance Status Flags . . . . . : 0x180200a
    	Device Manager Status Code . . : 0
    	IfType . . . . . . . . . . . . : 71
    	Physical Media Type . . . . . . : 9
    
    Network Diagnostics Log
    File Name: F27D8388-FA27-4799-9FFB-BBB99032F58B.Diagnose.Admin.0.etl
    Other Networking Configuration and Logs
    File Name: NetworkConfiguration.cab
    Collection information
    
    
    Computer Name: [Computer Name]
    Windows Version: 6.1
    Architecture: amd64
    Time: Thursday, April 28, 2011 8:31:23 PM
    Publisher details
    Windows Network Diagnostics
    Detects problems with network connectivity.
    Package Version: 1.0
    Publisher: Microsoft Windows
    Notice: I windows recognizes the adapter:
    Atheros AR9285 WiFi Adapter not working-connections.png
    But it doesn't give any wireless conection options:
    Atheros AR9285 WiFi Adapter not working-connected-.png

    Attached: A PDF of the above report

    Thanks,
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  2. Posts : 1,524
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #2

    It would really help if you were to fill out your system specs

    Have a look here, these are the newest drivers I can find; Latest Atheros WLAN drivers for Windows 7 and Vista (x86 & x64) - LaptopVideo2Go Forums
    I hope this helps
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  3. Posts : 38
    Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7.7600 Build 7600
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks,
    I'll look.
    UPDATE: They have don't have the latest drivers, the drivers I have are newer (they latest they have is v9.2.0.105 I got v9.2.0.310).
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 1,524
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #4

    have you tried downloading drivers from HP? I would send you a link but your specs are still not complete there are numbers missing after the G62
    Try this one http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...null&site=null
    Last edited by pooch; 29 Apr 2011 at 10:00. Reason: added a link
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  5. Posts : 157
    The 8.1 OS made by Billy Microsoft
       #5

    What is the source of this driver 9.2.0.310:)

    On ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows it says this diver is for windows xp
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  6. Posts : 38
    Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7.7600 Build 7600
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Okay, sorry I thought I said in my original post: The drivers are from HP's website here: Software & Driver Downloads HP G62-355DX Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
    by the way I'm not certain of the laptop's full product name because the sticker was peeled off on the bottom and the HP program on my computer that's supposed to tell me crashes every time I open it. I used Automatic Product Detection to find out but it doesn't really give a conclusive answer... in any case I'm 99.99999% certain that my drivers are up-to-date and that they're the right drivers, because Windows says they are.

    Thanks, anything else you can think of would be much appreciated.



    UPDATE: So I tried using the HP Support Assistant (that's the HP program on my computer that supposed to tell me my model number) again and was mucking around in there when I came to "Troubleshoot Network and Internet Connectivity" all it did was examine my network options (I think) but it discovered the wireless signals in the area and when I went to Internet connection tool in the taskbar I had the option to connect to networks.
    Atheros AR9285 WiFi Adapter not working-wifi.png
    So SOLVED I guess.

    Thanks,
    Last edited by YozMan; 30 Apr 2011 at 14:05. Reason: Solved
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  7. Posts : 1,524
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #7

    Good I am glad that you have got it sorted :)
      My Computer


 

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