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Any Kind of Lag and Atheros WiFi Card

JRd1st
Level 12
I'm posting this so, hopefully, users with this problem will find this themselves and we volunteers won't need to suggest this possible fix so often.

If you have any kind of lag, including audio dropouts, glitchy looking online video, jerky mouse movements, freezing browser . . . that sort of thing. AND you have the Atheros WiFi/BT combo card, and you have not updated your driver for it, then:

1. Download Atheros 9.2.1.432 and extract the contents to an empty folder.

2. Uninstall your current Atheros WiFi driver, either from Control Panel >> Programs and Features (if you have it there) or from the Device Manager >> Network Adapters then right click on the Atheros Wifi and Uninstall.

3. Restart your notebook

4. When your notebook is again in Windows, run Setup.exe from the folder you extracted the driver file to.

5. Follow the prompts then restart Windows again.

Hopefully your notebook will be a bit less glitchy. At the very least, you will have a less problematic WiFi driver. 😉
Read the User's Manual for more info. 😄



G74SX-A1 BIOS 203
Intel 6230 WiFi/BT
LG E2350 LED LCD Monitor
Intel Series 510 120 GB SSD

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what about z921459? is this the newest one, or should i stick with what you have on the first page? i have the dh71.
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mmm ... the installation process did not work for me.

First, I uninstalled and deleted the default Atheros AR9285 driver (2.0.0.74), then rebooted the computer, but this driver auto-installed itself as soon as I got back into WIndows.

As a plan B, I tried uninstalling the driver again and installing the new one without a reboot, but that resulted in a failed installation.

Any suggestions?

Maybe try installing right over the top of the previous driver? (I haven't tried this myself yet, so can't say what result to expect.)

ChefOrc wrote:
mmm ... the installation process did not work for me.

First, I uninstalled and deleted the default Atheros AR9285 driver (2.0.0.74), then rebooted the computer, but this driver auto-installed itself as soon as I got back into WIndows.

As a plan B, I tried uninstalling the driver again and installing the new one without a reboot, but that resulted in a failed installation.

Any suggestions?



First off thanks to JRd1st for the driver. I updated mine yesterday and it seems much more stable.

@ChefOrc,

I had the same issue and (someone correct me if I'm wrong) I believe it is installing the hardware not the driver when you restart windows. I thought the same thing as you but went on and ran the exe. file from the folder that it was extracted too and then rebooted again. Restarted the computer and no wireless networks were found and then I remembered to turn on the wireless card (fn+f2) and everything worked just fine. Went too the device manager and confirmed that the new driver was installed.

Everything seems a bit more stable now. I don't know if it is even connected but I play SWTOR (sometimes for 8-10 hr stretches) and the lag issues seemed to have been resolved with this new driver. About once every 10 mins. I would get a lag spike in the game that would last around 5 sec. but since the new driver that has not happened.

Hope this helps.

Cheers!
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16 GB DDR3 RAM
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fuzon1337
Level 10
Haha, I assumed that the driver you found 9.2.1.432 is a newer version than what I could find, 9.2.0.113 😉 😛
Asus G73SW-91058V 3D
- Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
- BIOS 205

JRd1st
Level 12
Are you referring to the Atheros.cz site?

And 9.2.1.432 IS newer than 9.2.0.113 :rolleyes:
Read the User's Manual for more info. 😄



G74SX-A1 BIOS 203
Intel 6230 WiFi/BT
LG E2350 LED LCD Monitor
Intel Series 510 120 GB SSD

Drivers, Apps and How To's
Latest nVidia Drivers

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fuzon1337
Level 10
Mhm, I'll give you the link 😉
Asus G73SW-91058V 3D
- Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
- BIOS 205

JRd1st
Level 12
You know, there's an even NEWER one but I can't try it to see if it still works.

ALSO, I think Asus made a typo, that other driver must be 9.2.0.432.
Read the User's Manual for more info. 😄



G74SX-A1 BIOS 203
Intel 6230 WiFi/BT
LG E2350 LED LCD Monitor
Intel Series 510 120 GB SSD

Drivers, Apps and How To's
Latest nVidia Drivers

JRd1st on DeviantArt.com

JRd1st wrote:
You know, there's an even NEWER one but I can't try it to see if it still works.

ALSO, I think Asus made a typo, that other driver must be 9.2.0.432.


I think ASUS has it right. Both the ZIP file I downloaded and Atheros Properties Driver tab indicate I'm running 9.2.1.432.
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fuzon1337
Level 10
I didn't know there was even a newer driver 😮 Thought I found the latest haha.


Thank's for the info 🙂
Asus G73SW-91058V 3D
- Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300
- BIOS 205