Topic: [IMPL] Atheros 9285 Wireless Network Adapter Driver

Hello,
I would like to request a driver for this please.  I've uploaded the files and are available here:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/mjdnfyjmq … s.WLAN.rar

Thank you.

Re: [IMPL] Atheros 9285 Wireless Network Adapter Driver

We would prefer if you linked directly to the manufacturer's website or another legitimate source.
Besides, I just updated these not long ago.
Have you tried our DriverPack WLAN 10.05?

Re: [IMPL] Atheros 9285 Wireless Network Adapter Driver

My apologies for this.  I thought I'd consolidate just what you needed for simplicity.  My problem is that I need the Win XP 32-bit driver for UBCD4WIN, however, ASUS only has the drivers on their site for Windows 7.  The driver files I provided were actually downloaded from another site that provides drivers in general.  Please let me know if you would okay with a link to that site.  Thanks much.  I did test these in UBCD4WIN and they work great.

To answer your question, yes, I just installed all the latest packages and rebuilt my UBCD4Win with all the new driver packages and the network LAN and WLAN were not recognized.  By the way, almost all the driver packs that were downloaded by the BASE program were corrupted.  I had to manually download them and place them in the appropriate folder.  Not sure why that happened.

[EDIT] I downloaded this one from here: http://www.nodevice.com/driver/AR9285/get64221.html
You'll have to enter a verification code and click Download.

Last edited by chumbo (2010-05-30 16:24:47)

Re: [IMPL] Atheros 9285 Wireless Network Adapter Driver

That driver is older than the one provided in DriverPack WLAN.  Can you post your HWIDs please?

Re: [IMPL] Atheros 9285 Wireless Network Adapter Driver

Here you go.

PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&SUBSYS_10891A3B&REV_01
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&SUBSYS_10891A3B
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&CC_028000
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&CC_0280

I wonder why the card isn't recognized by the newer driver.  I'll have to try to load it manually and see if it's there.

Re: [IMPL] Atheros 9285 Wireless Network Adapter Driver

I wanted to follow up after getting the latest driver packs, after this most recent update, and this adapter is now recognized.  Thanks so much.

Re: [IMPL] Atheros 9285 Wireless Network Adapter Driver

Thanks for the feedback.  Have a great day!

Re: [IMPL] Atheros 9285 Wireless Network Adapter Driver

Hi,
I ran into a strange thing today.  I rebuilt my boot disk with the latest driver packs and now when I boot, my wireless isn't recognized.  Device Manager shows "Network Controller" with an exclamation point.

If I right-click, select Update Driver and then have it try to install the driver automatically, it detects two Atheros 9285s.  I wondered about the one ending in X, i.e., ATHWX.SYS and the INF file seems to indicate it's for AMD processors.

Any ideas why the device isn't being recognized after the refresh?  Can having that second driver for AMD be the problem?  Any ideas?  When I add the correct one, i.e., ATHW.SYS, it installs but I don't get the wireless device under Network Connections and I can't get it added or configured which is very strange.

Last edited by chumbo (2010-06-13 14:21:14)

Re: [IMPL] Atheros 9285 Wireless Network Adapter Driver

chumbo wrote:

I wondered about the one ending in X, i.e., ATHWX.SYS and the INF file seems to indicate it's for AMD processors.

I don't know where you are finding the athwx.sys because we have never included it.  It's for Win9x systems. wink

;Abstract:
;    INF file for installing Atheros AR5008 Wireless Network Adapter
;
;    Installs athw.sys (NDIS 5/5.1 driver) on NT platforms (2000, XP and greater)
;    Installs athwx.sys (NDIS 5 driver) on 9x platforms

I'm updating the wlan atheros drivers today.

Re: [IMPL] Atheros 9285 Wireless Network Adapter Driver

It was in the BartPE's os respective drivers folder along with the respective INFs in the INF folder.  I was wondering why they were even there.  Let me know if you want me to test the wlan driver packs.

I just poked into the netathwx.inf file and at the very top I saw the NTAMD64 line which made wonder why it was there.

[Version]
Signature="$CHICAGO$"
Class=Net
ClassGUID={4d36e972-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
Provider=%ATHEROS%
Compatible=1
DriverVer=06/03/2009,7.7.0.329
Catalogfile.nt=netathwx.cat
[Manufacturer]
%ATHEROS%=Atheros,NTamd64  <-- this line kinda' threw me off ;)
%Gigabyte%=Gigabyte,NTamd64
...

Last edited by chumbo (2010-06-14 00:40:08)

Re: [IMPL] Atheros 9285 Wireless Network Adapter Driver

Well, I don't know where that file came from because I went back through all our DriverPack WLAN archives and that file doesn't exist going back all the way to the 8.05 release.  It must have been added by someone else, not by the DriverPacks team.
That .inf is for x64 builds.  You should remove it from where ever you found it.

Re: [IMPL] Atheros 9285 Wireless Network Adapter Driver

I'm planning on doing another clean build after you've had a chance to update the wlan pack.  I'll make sure those files are gone.  Thank you.

Re: [IMPL] Atheros 9285 Wireless Network Adapter Driver

chumbo wrote:

Here you go.

PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&SUBSYS_10891A3B&REV_01
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&SUBSYS_10891A3B
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&CC_028000
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&CC_0280

I wonder why the card isn't recognized by the newer driver.  I'll have to try to load it manually and see if it's there.

Same issue here in the XP driver packs version 10.09.  Same hardware IDs as posted above. The card is based on the Atheros 9285 chipset.

Re: [IMPL] Atheros 9285 Wireless Network Adapter Driver

techie1 wrote:

Same issue here in the XP driver packs version 10.09.  Same hardware IDs as posted above. The card is based on the Atheros 9285 chipset.

So what driver works for you then?  Let me know and I'll have a look at it.

Re: [IMPL] Atheros 9285 Wireless Network Adapter Driver

Thanks for the response. The machine is an HP ProBook 4420s.

The following driver works:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/Te … ob-83730-1

I was incorrect. Vendor and Device IDs are the same but subsys is different. Not sure if that matters or not.

PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&SUBSYS_3040103C&REV_01
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&SUBSYS_3040103C
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&CC_028000
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&CC_0280

Last edited by techie1 (2010-10-27 01:03:05)

Re: [IMPL] Atheros 9285 Wireless Network Adapter Driver

I know this is a stupid question, but I have to ask.
Was your wifi switched 'on' during install? wink
I have a newer version in a testing build.  Please stand by...

Re: [IMPL] Atheros 9285 Wireless Network Adapter Driver

Yes, wifi was enabled during install. These laptops don't have a physical switch but they do have a Fn key for turning wifi on and off. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

Re: [IMPL] Atheros 9285 Wireless Network Adapter Driver

thanks you all guys. You all are amazing.

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