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Qualcomm Atheros AR5BWB222 Wifi Adapter no longer works in RTM, did in RP..

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jimmyfal    7

Worked fine in RP.

Tried Win 7 drivers, compatibility mode, etc.etc.etc.etc.etc.etc.etc.etc.etc.etc.etc.etc.etc.etc.etc.

Dev Manager says "This device cannot start. (code 10)

[operation failed]

The requested operation was unsuccessful.

Vizo - Thin, Vizio has no beta drivers, can't find any on Qualcomm either....

ruined my day. Been flying find on Win 8 all along....

jf

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Detection    2,256

Tried 8's test mode / disable driver signing mode (Not sure how to do that with 8, I think mashing shift + F8 at boot enters safe mode list)

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EpicRedStapler    0

I've got the same problem. My VIZIO Ultrabook was working fine with the consumer preview, but I updated to RTM and no luck. I dug up an HDMI to Ethernet adapter I had and I can get connectivity that way, but no luck finding a new driver. Keep me posted if you find a solution.

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Brock Price    0

Bought this Sony Vizio 15.6 today, Installed RTM Win 8 , and wham-o no Wifi , This ruined my afternoon. No Win8 drivers on Sony or Qualcomm site ether

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siah1214    1,432

Bought this Sony Vizio 15.6 today, Installed RTM Win 8 , and wham-o no Wifi , This ruined my afternoon. No Win8 drivers on Sony or Qualcomm site ether

Sony Vizio? You're confused.

I'm sure the drivers will be out by general release, but it sucks that they don't work now :(

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jimmyfal    7

One clue, with RP install, the device shows up in device manager with as not having a driver at all, then I can install the Win 7 driver to get it to work.

In Win 8 RTM, it shows up in device manager as having detected a driver but the driver not working properly. Hope a bunch of Qualcomm people having same issue get to this thread and pump it up so we can get it resolved asap. Vizo, Vaio, same chip probably.

jf

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articuno1au    1,264

Uninstall the device and uninstall the driver.

Then attempt to install the Windows 7 driver.

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jimmyfal    7

Been there, done that.

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articuno1au    1,264

Bugger.. :\

This is why I won't touch Atheros gear if I can avoid it :\

Hope it works out for you.

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Brock Price    0

siah1214

Vizio http://www.vizio.com/thin-light/overview its a New Sony Ultra portable (Microsoft Signature edition) . for now I went out and purchased a D-Link USB Nano dongle $30 . at least I have WiFi , next issue is the Sony Track pad. (Sentelic Track Pad ) I did update this to the newest Win 7 driver. but from time to time the Pointer will freeze, and jerky sometimes. Everything else works great

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dwLostCat    982

Bugger.. :\

This is why I won't touch Atheros gear if I can avoid it :\

Hope it works out for you.

You can find unofficial Atheros driver releases pretty easy on Google or whatever, though. They often work better than the OEM provided stuff.

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DKAngel    181

tried ripping the drivers out from RP?

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Brock Price    0

Sorry it's NOT a Sony - its just a Viizio , my bad . I was thinking Sony due to the large Sony display next to the Vizio laptops . I'm an idiot

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tango209    0

I had the same problem with my Acer Aspire V3-571G-6602 with the same wifi adapter (AR5BWB222). I was able to get the driver to install successfully by doing the following:

Open computer management

Clicked on device manager

double clicked Atheros AR5BWB222 Wireless Network Adapter

selected driver tab

selected Update Driver...

selected Browse My Computer...

selected Let me pick from a list of device drivers...

selected Have Disk...

navigated to the directory where the win 7 driver was and installed it

(for me the path was C:\Users\myname\Documents\Drivers\Wireless LAN_Atheros_10.0.0.38_W7x64_A\WLAN_Atheros_10.0.0.38_W7x64\ndis6xWin7\netathrx)

driver date: 2/15/12

driver version: 10.0.0.38

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jimmyfal    7

Hey anstosa, can't thank you enough for this!!! You da man! It worked on my Vizio CN15-A2. Love this laptop by the way, Vizio delivered big time.

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Rebisco    1

Thank you Tango209 for your guide, it worked for my Aspire V3-471G. Although I had to locate on a different directory. Re-installing it works.

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umrao    0

Thanks ANSTOSA and REBISCO, it worked for my Aspire V5-571G too. :)

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tim_s    42

Weird - I use Atheros exclusively as the product is well supported in Linux and never had any issues.

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