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: Installed connectify now getting Qualcomm Atheros Direct connect error

23 Jul 2015   #1

windows 7
Installed connectify now getting Qualcomm Atheros Direct connect error

Hi All

Was a bit naughty tried to install Connectify to my company pc so I could get wifi on my phone. It did not work and I started getting every 2 seconds "QUALCOMM Atheros Direct has stopped working" - I unistalled Connectify and no joy. I am using windows 7

I cannot find a Qualcomm adapter just the Dell one - which for some reason has a #2 next to it. I tried to find updated drivers but all the forums that have links to the Qualcomm adapters lead to a page that no longer exists - and no where on the qualcomm atheros site can I find drivers.

I tried to redownload the dell drivers for my adapter and resinstalled them - no joy.

I have wifi and it seems to work fine - just this stupid error box keeps popping up.

I am desperate as IT do not know I have admin rights on my PC and I am worried I caused the issue trying to install connectify.

How can I resolve this Qualcomm Atheros direct has stopped working problem?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jul 2015   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

Do a System Restore to before you did this, that should fix it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jul 2015   #3

windows 7

so obvious- thanks - when you are in a panic sometimes forget the basics
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Installed connectify now getting Qualcomm Atheros Direct connect error

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Atheros AR5B95 WLAN won't connect
Hello, hope someone can help with this! I've just installed from fresh Windows 7 Professional (32 bit) on an eMachines 355. It previously had Windows 7 Starter edition installed and everything worked okay. However, now I'm having problems getting the wireless adaptor working. It has an...
Network & Sharing
BSOD after installing Qualcomm Atheros Killer Network Manager, error
Hi can you help me? after installing killer network manager my laptop always crash if i use my lan cable network. the information I get when my computer when Windows has started back up is... Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.1.7601. ...
BSOD Help and Support
3G Qualcomm Atheros WIRELESS driver for Gateway
Hi, my wife just bought a Gateway netbook with 3G wifi networks. When I plug the RJ45, I have internet wifi. However, I CANNOT connect wirelessly. I need the Qualcomm Atheros Wireless Network Adapter driver. I appreciate your assistance.
Connect TV to PC with a direct connect Cat5 Cable
I have a large screen TV that I need to run PowerPoint presentations on, and maybe video. The IT department set up Cat5 from the PC to the TV, but I cannot get anything from the PC to display. I am trying this on two different computers. One is XP Pro, and the other is Win7 Pro. I would prefer...
Graphic Cards
Odd Connectify Issues: Connectify update the issue?
I've been searching my brains out with no luck. I use my blackberry USB tether for internet and use Connectify to broadcast it as WIFI. All of the sudden I go out of town and come back and everything is messed up. I cannot seem to send data at anything better then .10kbs. I have reformatted my...
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 16:39.
Twitter Facebook Google+