Getting wireless to work under Vista RTM on a Compaq nw8000

November 17, 2006 11:28 am

Since MSDN now has keys for Vista available, I started getting my developer laptop ready. One problem I ran into was that the built-in wireless adapter on the nw8000 wasn’t recognized by the RTM bits. On previous releases it worked just fine, so I don’t quite get what the issue is.

Anyway, I found that the in-box drivers for an “Atheros Wireless Network Adapter” seem to do the job.

Here’s the drill: Start Menu – Computer – Right click – Properties – Tasks: Device Manager – Find the device in the list – Right click – Update driver – Browse my computer… – Let me pick from a list… – Find “Atheros Communications Inc.” and pick “Atheros Wireless Network Adapter”.

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