[Other] Atheros ar5bmb5 wireless 8011.g I have an Atheros ar5bmb5 wireless 8011.g PCI-mini card for my laptop. I recently deleted the driver by accident. I ordered a new 8011.n replacement card, and found out the a "PCI-mini-Express" card is about half the size of a PCI-mini.
I have given up on finding an 8011.n card in the older large size. I would like to restore the driver for 8011.g, but it is not supported on the Qualcomm website. Attempts from other website have been unsuccessful.
Either a copy of the download would be appreciated, or advice on finding a 8011.n wireless card in the PCI-mini size (not Express) would be appreciated.
aefstoggaflmOpen Source FanPremium
Since you deleted the driver, why not restore it from the recycle bin ?
reply to Pacomartin
Who made the laptop? Did you happen to try them for the driver?
What about Windows itself, does it pick up on the driver(s) to use?
Dell made the laptop in 2005, and no they don't have the driver. The computer did not have a wireless card as delivered (just a modem), and it was installed much later. The man who installed it put in the device manager without giving me a CD and is now out of business.
Windows XP does not recognize the card. The device manager just has a ? mark and an entry for "other devices" (It also doesn't recognize the video card which is another puzzle).
I've gone to the main Atheros website (which is now owned by Qualcomm) and I can't find it. If you google it, dozens of names of 3rd party companies come up, and I've tried them but I am not sure what is being installed on my machine. I tried the Czech Atheros website and the software just stalled.
I tried buying a replacement card (but it is too small: i.e. the Express mini-PCI size). Nobody makes that size card anymore for 8011.n .
reply to Pacomartin
Hate to say it, but at this point you're SOL unless you have a specific model # for the card, or some other
unique reference / identifier Pacomartin . Atheros, RALink, Broadcom and the other names out
there just make a generic chip and possibly provide some basic reference drivers to developers.