Updating the adapter's drivers and utilities version might improve overall performance and stability, increase transfer speeds, fix different compatibility problems and several network-related errors, as well as bring various other changes. When I have installed Windows 8. You could have removed the wireless card from Device manager and rebooted. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. How Can I Fix an Issue with Qualcomm Atheros Adapter in Windows 8? After done, then do a reboot of the computer. Manually finding the correct Qualcomm Atheros drivers is harder than getting the other drivers to some point, because Qualcomm does not offer support and drivers to end consumers. We also suggest that you contact your device's manufacturer for additional assistance with the driver you are looking.Next
Anything I try to do with the adapter results in the computer hanging, not freezing as I can continue to do other things e. Unfortunately my computer just hangs when trying to do anything with the network adapter via device manager. How to Download and Update Qualcomm Atheros Drivers for Windows 10, 8. We hope with our information can help you. Download the Most Common Atheros Drivers The most common Atheros drivers include: Qualcomm Atheros drivers for Windows 10 Qualcomm Atheros drivers for Windows 8. I have tried to find the answer online but haven't been able to find one that works.Next
Hi Alex, Thanks for posting your query on Microsoft Community. Refer to the below link: For any query related to Windows Operating System, feel free to post on Microsoft Community. The 'network' and 'network adapter' troubleshoots aren't useful. . Atheros Installation Instruction — Please Download the atheros driver from the links below , -Open File Location to get the location of the downloaded driver file. Since upgrading to Windows 8, and subsequently 8.Next
And may your computer, Laptop, Below is a list of our most popular Atheros driver downloads. Thanks and Regards, Santosh Kumar Rai. The settings on the router were not messed with at all, so I am at a loss as to why this randomly became an issue. I know it's not the internet connection because it's happened in at least 5 different locations, and my partner's computer has worked perfectly fine. Hi Alex, Thanks for replying to us with the status of your issue. Hi, I know that this problem has been mentioned here before, but every solution I've tried has so far failed. Note: While downloading latest driver for the Qualcomm Atheros network adapter, users must never rely on any third-party sources for downloading.Next
As the issue still persist, I would suggest you to contact the Atheros support team for information. It would have re-installed the drivers. Some drivers require a reboot to work properly. My computer was purchased a month ago, and the connection has been working flawlessly up until yesterday. It shows that I have a limited connection.Next
Restart the Computer Restart the computer for all changes to take effect. Sometimes drivers just get a little wonky, I don't know why but it happens. Is there anything I've missed, or has anyone had such a persistent issue with this? That is most likely a Wireless Router or Wireless Access Point issue. Windows says the network card is working normally. We will be happy to assist you. You can also choose to update to the latest drivers.Next
Scan Atheros Drivers Run Driver Talent to scan all the drivers. When done, don't forget to perform a system restart and reconnect the network adapter to make sure that all changes take effect properly. Ok, why would you mess with the router and modem if everything else works including a laptop right next to the desktop you are having the issue? Even if the adapter is able to connect to the Wi-Fi network, the connection breaks quite randomly. Click this for further assistance. Without further ado, if you intend to apply this version, click the download button and install the package.Next
What we suggest is that you can check our Microsoft Update Catalog to manually find and download the wireless network adapter driver you are looking for. Many laptop computers nowadays have integrated wireless network adapters, and the chances are that they might have Qualcomm Atheros. Under normal conditions, these network adapters work completely fine. I have done a power cycle of the modem and router multiple times with no luck, and I also tried your suggestions in the command prompt with no luck either. Select Qualcomm Atheros wireless driver Choose the driver depending on the newer operating system The following table provides drivers for Atheros wireless devices and the operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.Next
If you can not find the exact driver for your Atheros device, enter the exact Atheros device model into the search box below and Search our Driver Database. And all of the above is in spite of the Device Manager telling the device is working properly! If I'm in the same room, the most I will get is 4 bars, and anywhere else it drops down to 1 or 2. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Below are the steps to use Driver Talent to download and install Atheros drivers. How to Uninstall Old Driver and Install the Downloaded Driver? The same issue with Qualcomm Atheros adapters can be seen if the Wi-Fi network has a Netgear wireless router. If there are faulty drivers, this utility will show to you. What is wrong and how can I fix it.
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. However when Windows 8 is installed on a computer, and the latest drivers, including the driver for Qualcomm Atheros are installed, many times the adapter fails to connect to the wireless network. Leave comments below for assistance. You can update to any driver versions available. This task also allows computers to properly recognize all device characteristics such as manufacturer, chipset, technology, and others.