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JRd1st
10-22-2011, 06:08 PM
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 (ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/WLAN/WLAN_Atheros_Win7_64_Z921432.zip) 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. ;)

TheOriginalTO
10-22-2011, 07:34 PM
Seems like things run a lot smoother after using this driver. Nice find mate. +1

JRd1st
10-22-2011, 07:49 PM
Cool! Glad it helped.

It took me a complete clean Win install to find out about the wifi driver. Lol

TheOriginalTO
10-22-2011, 09:51 PM
Well, what i noticed with the driver i was using is that the internet would hang sometimes in between pages, but now it is remarkably fast.

fuzon1337
10-22-2011, 10:02 PM
Which kind of atheros wifi card (example AR9285) have you found this driver to ?

BrodyBoy
10-22-2011, 10:03 PM
Cool! Glad it helped.

It took me a complete clean Win install to find out about the wifi driver. Lol
Aren't you using an Intel card, though?

JRd1st
10-22-2011, 10:06 PM
Now I am. I'm talking about when I first got my notebook. I only installed the Intel last week.

Icemanforlife
10-23-2011, 02:07 AM
Which kind of atheros wifi card (example AR9285) have you found this driver to ?

The driver he linked works for that card. I have that card and updated my drivers with it and it works perfectly fine.

fuzon1337
10-23-2011, 11:32 AM
Hmm, ok. :)
When I'm on Atheros homesite and looking for the newest driver for AR9285, then it's not the same version as JRd1st have listed up here (Atheros 9.2.1.432 / Atheros 9.2.0.113)

JRd1st
10-23-2011, 12:36 PM
I never said it was the newest. It's a driver that fixed the problem I had when I had the Atheros card, so I know it works.

Geez, talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth. . .

fuzon1337
10-23-2011, 12:49 PM
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 ;) :P

JRd1st
10-23-2011, 02:24 PM
Are you referring to the Atheros.cz site?

And 9.2.1.432 IS newer than 9.2.0.113 :rolleyes:

fuzon1337
10-23-2011, 02:44 PM
Mhm, I'll give you the link (http://www.atheros.cz/atheros-wireless-download.php?chipset=37&system=6) ;)

JRd1st
10-23-2011, 02:49 PM
You know, there's an even NEWER (ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/WLAN/WLAN_Atheros_Win7_64_Z920458.zip) 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.

fuzon1337
10-23-2011, 03:04 PM
I didn't know there was even a newer driver :O Thought I found the latest haha.


Thank's for the info :)

TheOriginalTO
10-23-2011, 03:26 PM
Atheros's site is not good. the people at Station-Drivers keeps better drivers for your atheros cards. that is where the driver he listed came from.

JRd1st
10-23-2011, 03:33 PM
Atheros.cz isn't the real Atheros home site, is it? Seems like they want you to download the wrong thing. lol

TheOriginalTO
10-23-2011, 03:37 PM
Yes it is, which is why just google Station-Drivers. they keep them more up to date.

JRd1st
10-23-2011, 03:41 PM
Yes it is, which is why just google Station-Drivers. they keep them more up to date.
I've been using StationDrivers for at least 5 years. Way back from when I ran the old TweaksRUs site. StationDrivers is very reliable, I think they even virus scan everything.

dstrakele
10-23-2011, 09:32 PM
You know, there's an even NEWER (ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/WLAN/WLAN_Atheros_Win7_64_Z920458.zip) 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.

JRd1st
10-23-2011, 11:30 PM
I guess you're right, but it's weird that they made a jump in versions, like that, that seems like it would be in sequence with the 9.2.0.xxx drivers if not for the "1". Whatever . . . lol

JRd1st
10-25-2011, 04:26 PM
There's another new Atheros WiFi driver - 9.2.1.459 (ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/WLAN/WLAN_Atheros_Win7_64_Z921459.zip)

Don't know what's different but if someone wants to try it let us know how well it works. :D

JRd1st
11-13-2011, 09:51 AM
Bump... and I'm gonna keep bumping this until Asus corp updates the darn Atheros WLAN adapter for all effected G-series notebooks on their support pages and wherever it needs to be for Asus Live Update (what a joke) to find it and send it to users!!!

-JR

JRd1st
11-13-2011, 09:10 PM
Bump #2

AQUASTEVAE
11-19-2011, 08:31 AM
what about z921459? is this the newest one, or should i stick with what you have on the first page? i have the dh71.

JRd1st
11-19-2011, 08:48 AM
The one I listed definitely works. I dumped my Atheros card after I tried that driver so I can't vouch for anything later. :D

armystrong
11-20-2011, 01:15 AM
I just got my g53sw xn1 today and I love it but the wifi is really inconsistent. I will be getting 15mbps (should be getting 20 ish) than getting like 1mbps. I don't know how to install drivers because I am new to this kind of stuff.

Verruckt
11-21-2011, 04:15 AM
Actually ASUS should just burn the Atheros Wi-Fi cards and ship these Notebooks with a decent Wi-Fi card.

wanfeilwong
11-21-2011, 04:40 AM
agreed, about to purchase a new wifi card now

Verruckt
11-21-2011, 12:50 PM
agreed, about to purchase a new wifi card now

Took a month to arrive my new Intel 6230 and it doesn't work. Simply bad luck.

wanfeilwong
11-21-2011, 02:42 PM
It doesn't work? Did you get a lemon or what?

armystrong
11-21-2011, 11:21 PM
Mine is now fixed with the driver update =] Thank-you very much.

JRd1st
11-21-2011, 11:45 PM
Mine is now fixed with the driver update =] Thank-you very much.
You're welcome!

fisherman
11-22-2011, 02:17 PM
I have been reading these suggestions "streaming" WAS a problem. Thank you so much. Not now. I followed your steps and it almost feels like I have a new computer.

JRd1st
11-22-2011, 05:15 PM
Thank YOU for making my day! :D

aviwil
11-22-2011, 05:54 PM
My experience with most laptops - if you don't need the wireless LAN , then Disable the WLAN adapter from Device Manager ,
and it will provide a noticeable performance improvement .

JRd1st
11-22-2011, 07:09 PM
Thank you for that advice! :)

User1
11-23-2011, 09:32 AM
what about this WiMAX Wireless LAN Driver ? any good ?
i found it asus support page....

swingbozo
11-23-2011, 10:14 AM
stamping this post as fast as possible, untile my lame atheros wifi card dies. New driver, no workie, crap hardware doesn't work with any software. sorry.

swingbozo
11-23-2011, 10:22 AM
stamping this post as fast as possible, untile my lame atheros wifi card dies. New driver, no workie, crap hardware doesn't work with any software. sorry.

Oh great, as usual now I get a huge amount of time to explain why asus should have never gone with the atheros chipset. Let's just pull this opinion out of nowhere, COMPLETE INCONSISTENCY OF DELIVERY? Works great for oh, 15 minutes, next two hours spent wondering wtf is going on with wireless or inet connectivity, then another 15 minutes of stellar performance before you have to reboot.

What's that intel replacement again?

BrodyBoy
11-23-2011, 10:27 AM
What's that intel replacement again?
Intel makes several WLAN cards. Decide whether you want one with integrated bluetooth- that narrows it down to one of two categories. After that, match the stream capacity to your router (single stream = 150Mbps, dual stream = 300Mbps), and you should be able to zero in on a specific card that suits your needs.

380mcn
11-23-2011, 11:48 AM
why on earth do i have the driver v9.2.1.459???

380mcn
11-23-2011, 11:50 AM
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 (ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/WLAN/WLAN_Atheros_Win7_64_Z921432.zip) 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. ;)


I got it: you are advising the 432 version BUT i used your signature drivers thread which include the 459!

JRd1st
11-23-2011, 11:58 AM
They both work fine. And the 459 version is NEWer.

qv0
11-26-2011, 06:32 AM
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.
...


Just wanted to say thanks JRd1st. I finally got around to tracking down the last two DPC issues on my G72gx and your post helped me fix the major one.

The other (MSFT's ACPI battery driver) is probably a lost cause, so it will stay disabled for now.

JRd1st
11-26-2011, 06:39 AM
Thank you tor telling me! Always glad to help! :D

mainiack11
12-01-2011, 03:53 AM
I downloaded the driver linked to, but I can't install it. I get an error message saying something to the effect of "do you have other setups running? Make sure you don't"

I'm not sure exactly what info you need from me, so please let me know

dstrakele
12-01-2011, 04:06 AM
Try this - Go to the Processes tab of Task Manager and sort processes by name. Delete any instance of MSIEXEC.EXE and reattempt the installation. If it fails, do the same thing, but throw a reboot in there after deleting MSIEXEC.EXE. You don't want to see any instances of it prior to starting the installation.

If that fails, try using Windows System Restore to restore your system to an earlier time, then perform the upgrade.

JRd1st
12-02-2011, 12:54 PM
I downloaded the driver linked to, but I can't install it. I get an error message saying something to the effect of "do you have other setups running? Make sure you don't"

I'm not sure exactly what info you need from me, so please let me know

Often, an installation or uninstallation require a restart in order to complete.

al4ddins4ne
12-08-2011, 04:16 AM
hey, i've uninstalled my drivers and tried to install this version of atheros but i always get a mssg that says that it can't detect the wireless adaptor. any known solutions?

BrodyBoy
12-08-2011, 04:50 AM
hey, i've uninstalled my drivers and tried to install this version of atheros but i always get a mssg that says that it can't detect the wireless adaptor. any known solutions?
Are you sure you don't have an Intel WLAN card? If you're certain it's Atheros, any chance you could have disabled it in BIOS or in Windows?

dstrakele
12-08-2011, 04:56 AM
Have you trying the "Scan for new hardware" option in Device Manager to detect your WiFi card?

How does your WiFi card currently appear in Device Manager?

Did you try running SETUP.EXE from the "Install_CD" subfolder instead of the SETUP.EXE in the root folder?

Are there any Errors or Warnings in the Application or System Event Log that occur when you experience this problem? The text of these may help to troubleshoot the issue.

al4ddins4ne
12-08-2011, 06:00 AM
http://imgur.com/4b6YA

^^This is what my device manager looks like. It's split the network adapter into two different devices.

I had atheros running fine earlier today, i tried to reinstall using the version mentioned at the top of this thread and now i get a strange method about how 'The Device' may not be present.

http://imgur.com/n4DiI

Yall's help is greatly appreciated!

JRd1st
12-08-2011, 07:17 AM
You don't even have an Atheros Wifi card. You have an Intel card with WiMAX. Please notice the second paragraph in the instructions where I said " AND you have the Atheros WiFi/BT combo card, and you have not updated your driver for it, then:"

You need to install the Intel driver.

Good luck! :D

Trijicon
12-08-2011, 08:23 PM
I did not go through and read through all 6 pages of this thread so sorry if this has been answered... Can you just update the driver through the device manager and click "Update Driver" to get the newest driver? Or does the driver you posted work better for said application?

I have the Atheros AR9002WB-1NG which is working fine so far but I am just going through these stickys to learn as much as I can so if I have an issue in the future I can deal with it and fix it.

Thanks for all these great threads and assistance you keep posting on here!

BrodyBoy
12-08-2011, 08:48 PM
The Atheros drivers are finicky. It's probably best to uninstall the one you already have, reboot, and then install the new one. When you install that new one, use Setup in the Install_CD subfolder, not Setup in the root folder.

Trijicon
12-08-2011, 09:02 PM
Ok cool, thanks for the information... I'll give that a go if and when she starts to glitch on me.

CableGriM
12-15-2011, 05:09 AM
Just a heads up, it seems that Atheros have released Version 9.2.1.470 WHQL. I am in the process of upgrading my original drivers now. I found them on the station-drivers website (http://www.station-drivers.com/page/atheros.htm).

BrodyBoy
12-15-2011, 05:59 AM
You may want to get the Asus version (ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/WLAN/WLAN_Atheros_Win7_64_Z921470.zip), if you use WC3. (I think they customize drivers a little to work with that utility.) If you don't use Asus software, I wouldn't think it'll matter.

Let us know what you think of it.

JRd1st
12-15-2011, 12:27 PM
You may want to get the Asus version (ftp://ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS/nb/Drivers/WLAN/WLAN_Atheros_Win7_64_Z921470.zip), if you use WC3. (I think they customize drivers a little to work with that utility.) If you don't use Asus software, I wouldn't think it'll matter.

Let us know what you think of it.
Added the asus version of 9.2.1.470 to my "Drivers, Apps, and How-to's (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?5224-Drivers-Apps-and-How-to-s)" unstuck sticky.

AQUASTEVAE
12-22-2011, 09:05 AM
...any reports on 470 yet? i am using 459, until i load my intel card, and it seems to do pretty well. but would be interested in knowing how stable 470 is with the rest of the system. thanks.

ChefOrc
12-23-2011, 06:08 AM
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?

BrodyBoy
12-23-2011, 06:44 AM
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.)

Dttell
12-30-2011, 03:42 PM
I believe I have the Atheros AR9002WB-1NG Wireless Network Adapter. My driver version is 9.2.0.427 according to device manager. Should I update my drivers to avoid the issue discussed here?

Alilas
12-30-2011, 07:51 PM
i installed the Atheros 470 driver and it's work perfectly

Dttell
12-31-2011, 06:39 AM
Can someone please provide a direct link to the latest drivers - I am having trouble navigating station-drivers, as I don't see my card listed. Using an Atheros AR9002WB-1NG Wireless Network Adapter.

BrodyBoy
12-31-2011, 06:51 AM
Sounds like a the Asus sites are screwy lately. Here, try this link to the Atheros 470 driver (http://www.filesonic.com/file/4242855554/WLAN_Atheros_Win7_64_Z921470.zip).

bananaEgg
03-03-2012, 04:59 AM
Changed mine to Broadcom wifi..lag issue persists..:(

Britton
03-30-2012, 09:30 PM
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!

kimiraikkonen
11-10-2012, 11:38 AM
Similar thread is here for G53 series, specifically G53JW:

http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/561647-asus-g53jw-keyboard-lag-keystroke.html

As being a G53JW owner, i have similar keystroke misses (especially in IE8), but i'm really not sure what problem is intended to be referred by means of "lag". Latency??? I have no major lag with current stock configuration either in games or typing in Word. But i have some keystroke MISSes which makes me wonder about a faulty configuration.

I have ATK 1.0005
Atheros 8.0.0.316 driver for my AR9285
Nvidia 301.42 etc...

But especially on Firefox, a kind of latency has started to appear after writing much, can it be related to Firefox? Note that spell check is also disabled. My main issue is keystroke miss but i'm not sure if it's my fault....

Hope someone can give more info.

dstrakele
11-10-2012, 12:56 PM
Definitely upgrade to the 9.2.1.470 version Atheros driver. You can then check if DPC Latency still exists in your system from some other driver with DPC Latency Checker.

Keystroke misses can also be a hardware problem. Does it happen with specific keys on your laptop or is it random?

kimiraikkonen
12-20-2012, 08:45 PM
Definitely upgrade to the 9.2.1.470 version Atheros driver. You can then check if DPC Latency still exists in your system from some other driver with DPC Latency Checker.

Keystroke misses can also be a hardware problem. Does it happen with specific keys on your laptop or is it random?

Hi, and sorry for late response. Yep, the problem is not key-specific, it's really random but it doesn't happen always. Sometimes it work flawlessly with no key miss, sometimes it drives me crazy with lots of missing keys. It's really unstable. I also get DPC red bars which might be caused by Atheros AR9285 poor driver as you said.

So, where can i download Atheros 9.2.1.470 driver as healthy? Do i need to mod its INF or install directly by running setup.exe?

Do you use the same version?

Looking forward to hearing from you, thanks!

dstrakele
12-21-2012, 02:35 AM
I use Atheros version 9.2.1.470 on my G74SX, but in checking, it appears this version does not support the AR9285. If I were in your situation, I'd try the 10.0.0.75 version. It is available at http://www.atheros.cz/atheros-wireless-download.php?chipset=37&system=5, but you can also obtain it from other sites.

kimiraikkonen
03-09-2013, 09:00 PM
I use Atheros version 9.2.1.470 on my G74SX, but in checking, it appears this version does not support the AR9285. If I were in your situation, I'd try the 10.0.0.75 version. It is available at http://www.atheros.cz/atheros-wireless-download.php?chipset=37&system=5, but you can also obtain it from other sites.

Really not sure. I thing 9.2.1.xxx series must be compatible and i see no reason to update to 10.x.x.xxx series unless we see specific problem. Btw, since i own my G53JW for 2 years, today i get really INTRESTING and UNEXPECTED BSOD related to athrx.sys (Atheros driver) during logon for the first time, using the stock one, which have caused zero issues so far.

Any current stable and AR9285-compatible driver suggestion is really appreciated, thanks again!

dstrakele
03-10-2013, 03:21 AM
ATHRX.SYS could be a victim in the BSOD, rather than a cause, particularly since you report it functioned without issue for a long time. I'd recommend troubleshooting the BSOD further. See http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28269-frequent-crashing-of-my-g74sx-has-recently-started-happening...&p=222136&viewfull=1#post222136 for recommendations.

I also see no problem in updating the Atheros WiFi driver to the latest 10.0.0.xxx version applicable to your Wireless Adapter.

malmallen
04-13-2013, 12:56 PM
Just a note to you all after trying countless wifi drivers, dpc improvement software, turning off power management etc etc I discovered on a Win7 site that the problem was the website blocking option on Malwarebytes program. If you have this program installed just turn off the website blocking and your dpc latency checker will turn a beautiful green all the way. Hope this solves the problems of some of you.

malmallen
04-13-2013, 01:13 PM
ATHRX.SYS could be a victim in the BSOD, rather than a cause, particularly since you report it functioned without issue for a long time. I'd recommend troubleshooting the BSOD further. See http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28269-frequent-crashing-of-my-g74sx-has-recently-started-happening...&p=222136&viewfull=1#post222136 for recommendations.

I also see no problem in updating the Atheros WiFi driver to the latest 10.0.0.xxx version applicable to your Wireless Adapter.

My G74SX BSOD on reboot was caused by an update I did within Device Manager to the Atheros Bluetooth Bus driver. Rolling the driver back in safe mode sorted the problem out. Hope this helps.