Driver for D-Link G132 (Atheros AR5005UG)

  Pavel D. 06:38 11 Dec 2006

I have a D-Link G132 wireless USB adapter (Atheros AR5005UG chipset).
It turned out, that the standard driver for WinXP doesn't allow 54 mbps speed in ad-hoc mode, but I know that the driver by Atheros for this chipset can do it and much better as a whole...
However it's rather difficult to find it in the Internet.
Maybe anybody knows where can I find it?


  mgmcc 09:20 11 Dec 2006

<<< the standard driver for WinXP doesn't allow 54 mbps speed in ad-hoc mode, >>>

The laid down IEEE 802.11g standard for wireless Networking only requires that adapters connect at 11Mbps when used in "Ad Hoc" mode. An "Infrastructure" network is generally required for a 54Mbps connection.

It isn't a driver issue, what you are experiencing is normal behaviour.

  Pavel D. 09:52 11 Dec 2006

I know that it is normal behaviour :)
But Atheros drivers have this feature; many of the Atheros chipsets can work at 54Mbps in ad-hoc with Atheros chipset drivers. Therefore I want to try it.

  Ashrich 19:29 11 Dec 2006

Atheros don't actually supply drivers from their website , you need to find out which companies use their chipsets then have a look for alternative drivers from there , or of course you could just try letting Windows manage your wireless stuff for you , see if that works ....


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