[Solved] That Atheros AR9285 WLAN Card Problem
About six months ago, I bought this awesome Samsung laptop at a great price. It’s been working just great, the only problem has been the WLAN card. It’s an Atheros AR9285 802.11a/b/g/n. At the beginning it worked fine, but lately it’s been failing like mad: it randomly loses connectivity from the WiFi network, although Windows stated otherwise.
I quickly thought it should have been a driver issue, so I looked for one that would do the job, and I found it at HP’s support website. Since it’s just a driver, it wouldn’t be a problem, right?
Here is the driver’s link: It’s for an AR9285 WLAN card running under a 64-bit Windows 7 (be sure to read that)
In case you don’t know how to install it, here’s how to:
- Extract its contents and then, under network connections, get in the properties of your wlan card
- Click on configure
- Then click on driver’s tab and then click on update driver
- Now click on Browse my computer for driver software.
- Click on the “Let me pick from a list…”
- Click on “Have a disk” and then click on browse, and search for the netathr.inf file. Then next.
- Select AR9285 802.11a/b/g/n from the list, then next. That should install it.
It works great now. It was just a matter of updating the driver, but looking for the right one is a real pain in the neck. Let me know if it works for you too.