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bjhartin
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WPA2 capable driver for Atheros AR5005G (Satellite A85-S1072)?

Hi all,

 

Refurbishing an old A85-S1072 here.  Windows XP, SP2.  All Toshiba-provided drivers installed.  When setting up the wireless network connection, I don't have the WPA2 encryption options.  I have installed the Microsoft hot fix (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/expert/bowman_wirelesssecurity.mspx) which would enable this.

 

The AR5005G is supposed to be WPA2 capable (according to other posts on this board.)  I believe the problem is that the Toshiba-provided drivers are very old (2001, I think).  I believe there is an updated driver, version 5.3.0.35, that fixes this problem.  However, I can't find a reliable source for it on the internet.  I've downloaded it from a few generic driver sites, but each time the install dialog says something vendor specific, like 'IBM Thinkpad Atheros driver,' etc.  I gave one a shot, but Windows no longer recognized the wireless adapter so I had to roll back.

 

Does Toshiba have a distribution of 5.3.0.35 or later of this driver?  Thanks!

 

 

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