Topic: [REQ] WLAN - Atheros USB Wireless Network drivers updated

DriverVer=07/28/2010, from TP-Link: …  cool cool
  - HWID support for AR7015 devices

Last edited by TechDud (2012-03-27 19:02:07)

Re: [REQ] WLAN - Atheros USB Wireless Network drivers updated

This one's an improvement on the previously mentioned driver for the AR701x & AR9271 series (09/30/2010,;  link to my vista-7 postulation here --> … 681#p44681 cool=:D=:cool:

For the AR9170 series;  (xp_DriverVer=04/20/2010, big_smile
   SourceDisksFiles,arusb_xpx.sys=0;  this file's missing AFIK, so no XP_x64 support sad

   Edit:  found the missing file for full 2k-w7 support from AirLive, whom had violated WHQL inf signing by simply adding their HWID.  I've reverted the inf files back to WHQL stock & added extra Inf files to support AirLive's new product: … 2302744594      yikes …

Unquirked here: --> … . big_smile
    Edit: updated March 9, 2012 to include dlink dwa-160_RevA drivers v3.0.0.170,, &Win7-8 v3.5.0.21

;DisplayName              Section           Hardware ID
;-----------              -------           --------------------------
%ATHR.DeviceDesc.1001%       = ATHR_1001.ndi,      USB\VID_0CF3&PID_1001
%ATHR.DeviceDesc.1002%       = ATHR_1002.ndi,      USB\VID_0CF3&PID_1002
%ATHR.DeviceDesc.9170%       = ATHR_9170.ndi,      USB\VID_0CF3&PID_9170
%ATHR.DeviceDesc.5304%       = ATHR_5304.ndi,      USB\VID_2019&PID_5304
%ATHR.DeviceDesc.093F%       = ATHR_093F.ndi,      USB\VID_04BB&PID_093F
%ZCOM.DeviceDesc.0023%       = ATHR_0023.ndi,      USB\VID_0CDE&PID_0023
%ZCOM.DeviceDesc.0026%       = ATHR_0026.ndi,      USB\VID_0CDE&PID_0026
%3COM.DeviceDesc.1010%       = 3COM_1010.ndi,      USB\VID_0CF3&PID_1010
%H3C.DeviceDesc.1011%        = H3C_1011.ndi,       USB\VID_0CF3&PID_1011
%ARCA.DeviceDesc.F522%       = ARCA_F522.ndi,      USB\VID_083A&PID_F522
%NTGR.DeviceDesc.9010%       = NTGR_9010.ndi,      USB\VID_0846&PID_9010
%NTGR.DeviceDesc.9001%       = NTGR_9001.ndi,      USB\VID_0846&PID_9001
%NTGR.DeviceDesc.9040%       = NTGR_9040.ndi,      USB\VID_0846&PID_9040
%DWA160.DeviceDesc%       = DLINK_50U.ndi,      USB\VID_07D1&PID_3C10
%DWA160A2.DeviceDesc%     = DLINK_50UA2.ndi,    USB\VID_07D1&PID_3A09
%DNUA0804.DeviceDesc%      = DNUA_0804.ndi,      USB\VID_1435&PID_0804
%DNUA0326.DeviceDesc%      = DNUA_0326.ndi,      USB\VID_1435&PID_0326
%OVIK.DeviceDesc.9170%  = OVIK_DEV_9170.ndi,    USB\VID_1B75&PID_9170

ATHR.Service.DispName    = "Atheros Wireless Network Adapter Service"
ATHR.DeviceDesc.1001     = "TG121n USB Wireless Adapter"
ATHR.DeviceDesc.1002     = "TP-LINK TL-WN821N 11N Wireless Adapter"
ATHR.DeviceDesc.9170     = "Atheros OTUS Wireless Network Adapter"
ATHR.DeviceDesc.5304     = "PCI GW-US300GXS"
ATHR.DeviceDesc.093F     = "IO-DATA WN-GDN/US2"
ARCA.DeviceDesc.F522     = "802.11N Wireless USB Network Adapter"
ZCOM.DeviceDesc.0023     = "NB 802.11n BG Wireless LAN USB Adapter(UB81)"
ZCOM.DeviceDesc.0026     = "NB 802.11n ABG Wireless LAN USB Adapter(UB82)"
NTGR.DeviceDesc.9010     = "RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N USB Adapter"
DWA160.DeviceDesc        = "D-Link DWA-160 Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter(rev.A)"
DWA160A2.DeviceDesc      = "D-Link DWA-160 Xtreme N Dual Band USB Adapter(rev.A2)"
NTGR.DeviceDesc.9001     = "RangeMax Wireless-N USB Adapter WN111v2"
NTGR.DeviceDesc.9040     = "Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1000"
DNUA0804.DeviceDesc      = "ORiNOCO 802.11n USB "
DNUA0326.DeviceDesc      = "11n generic USB dongle "
3COM.DeviceDesc.1010     = "3Com Dual Band 802.11n USB Adapter"
H3C.DeviceDesc.1011      = "H3C Dual Band 802.11n USB Adapter"
OVIK.DeviceDesc.9170         = "AirLive X.USB 11a/b/g/n USB Adapter"

here's a candidate driver to update the D-Link DWA-160 series, etc from d-link (xp_06/23/2010,,vista_06/23/2010,,w7_06/23/2010, …  big_smile
   the extra files included are for the (rev.B) series of DWA-160, which have a Ralink chipset.

Testers, please post any results.

Last edited by TechDud (2012-03-10 10:01:55)

Re: [REQ] WLAN - Atheros USB Wireless Network drivers updated

Updated for DriverPack WLAN 11.08r1

Re: [REQ] WLAN - Atheros USB Wireless Network drivers updated

Here's one more Atheros AR9170-based driver.

D-Link DWA-160 rev: A (XP_DriverVer    = 06/23/2010, is mixed with some Ralink drivers (for rev: B, see D\W\D\Drt2870.inf). … big_smile

I suppose that set of Ralink drivers would update the existing D-Link drivers to DriverVer=12/28/2009,
However; if those HWID's already exist within the updated Ralink rt2870 drivers … 704#p45704 (TRUE) , these Ralink components could possibly be disregarded & deleted (D\W\D\Drt2870.inf).

Last edited by TechDud (2011-10-20 16:08:56)

Re: [REQ] WLAN - Atheros USB Wireless Network drivers updated

AR701x/AR9271 USB-WiFi driver updated to DriverVer=07/28/2011, for XP (& xp 64)
   available here --> …
    ... or here --> … 101B03.rar big_smile

Re: [REQ] WLAN - Atheros USB Wireless Network drivers updated

Dear reverse-engineers of the Internet,

The Atheros driver needs some attention. Please see my list of params here:

Maybe someone can help explain these and include these in the USB driver as well the PCI/PCI-e driver?


Re: [REQ] WLAN - Atheros USB Wireless Network drivers updated

Thank you for expressing an interest in these drivers, however; I do not fully understand your request.  Can you provide some details concerning this hardware & windows drivers available?  What is it & how is it relevant to Qualcomm/Atheros USB WiFi Adapters?  Are there 'bugs' in the implementation that i should be aware of?

  Bear in mind that i'm not a "reverse-engineer", nor do i write drivers, that is Qualcomm/Atheros' bailiwick.  I wouldn't dream of 'hacking' such drivers, as decompiling may violate their (or this forum's) Terms of Use, or even FCC/CRTC regulations (especially if modifications had unintended side-effects, including yet not limited to electromagnetic interference, 'magic smoke', etc).   Trade embargos need to be respected as well.  However; if some Advanced options could be added  (to the Inf file only) without violating these principals, I am willing to entertain the thought (as long as the latest Sys file actually supports them & you are willing to be the 'Guinea Pig').  Speaking of Guinea Pigs, would you happen to have an Xbox WiFi adaptor kicking around? … 621#p46621 hmm

  For stability & security reasons, the Sys files need to remain unmodified, as well as to preserve WHQL status.  We (it's akward saying 'we' as i'm not even qualified to call myself a troll compared to OverFlow or mr_smartepants, et al) make it a deliberate point to maintain the drivers in these packs in an unmodified form, and to require that they originate directly from either a chip-maker, OEM, or VAR.  Studies have shown that this has prevented premature male-pattern baldness in IT departments world-wide (in other words, preventing IT guys from pulling their hair out because someone accidentally uploaded a viral driver or included a Certificate that allowed elevated privileges where it ought not.  ie: Realtek or Promise). mad

  I understand the sense of frustration when an Value-Added Reseller or OEM discontinues support for one product to sell an 'improved' model.  Sometimes this occurs due to issues in hardware.  Other times this can indicate the need to deal with companies that support their customers, rather than expressing a desire to support their customer's wallets.  If enough users of the product you reference are unhappy & politely (yet firmly) voice your concerns to the company in question, change can and sometimes does indeed occur.

  If you have used one of the XP drivers on this page, please share your critique of them.

  If it is Vista or 7 that you are using, please look to this page and share your opinion there: … 910#p46910 big_smile

Last edited by TechDud (2012-01-07 20:39:13)

Re: [REQ] WLAN - Atheros USB Wireless Network drivers updated

I guess it wasn't really that important to NetworkPro after all.

Re: [REQ] WLAN - Atheros USB Wireless Network drivers updated

Implemented in \TP for DriverPack WLAN 12.02 (in testing)

Re: [REQ] WLAN - Atheros USB Wireless Network drivers updated

AR9170 series USB WiFi updated to {DriverVer = 12/21/2010,} WHQL for 2k-xp (arusb_xpx.sys missing from OEM for xp64)
   here --> … chaseDate=
     direct dl --> … tId=LAPUSB

Driver changes:  - 3com references replaced with HP
                       - RoamingMode enabled by default
                       - Dlink ShowZeroLengthSSID & maxTxPower variables added

Archived here for Win-All (incl. Ovislink) --> … . big_smile

Last edited by TechDud (2012-03-27 19:14:18)

Re: [REQ] WLAN - Atheros USB Wireless Network drivers updated

I neglected to post this earlier:

Atheros AR701x & AR9271 USB WiFi dongles

updated to {DriverVer   = 10/12/2011,} WHQL'ed for XP

here --> …  big_smile

Last edited by TechDud (2012-12-16 12:07:52)