Manufacturer: Atheros Communications Inc
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 0.3 MiB
Operating System: Windows 2000,Windows XP,Windows 3.11
Latest Version / Release Date: 22.214.171.124 / 06 Aug 2003
The Atheros AR5004G Wireless Network Adapter only makes use of digital CMOS technology. The advantage of this is that it helps to minimize on the power consumed and the costs while at the same time maximizing on the reliability. Thus the adapter helps to reduce the consumption of system power by 60%. The adapter comes with a super G mode that is capable of delivering 108 Mb of raw data per second. The importance of the Super G is that it utilizes what is referred to as Adaptive Radio to automatically identify clear channels for purposes of maximum standards compatible operation and throughout. With an integrated hardware encryption, for WI-FI Protected Access (WPA) and also the IEEE 802.11i security specifications, the adapter is able to provide Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) without compromising on the performance.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Atheros AR5004G Wireless Network Adapter comes with an integrated set of 2 chips plus a 2.4 GHz Radio-On-a-Chip (ROC). The adapter combines its networking system and wireless expertise with high performance radio frequency (RF), digital semi conductor design skills and mixed signal to effectively provide chipsets that have been that have been highly integrated but produced at a low cost. However, it is important to note that when a user changes the wireless communication switch during the suspension/hibernation process, the Atheros AR5004G Wireless Network Adapter is not able to resume its functions. Nevertheless, the problem can be remedied by the user upgrading the drivers especially after system recovery and first time boot. This is done with the help of Product Recovery CD-ROM /DVD-ROM. For users with Windows XP operating systems, updating the drivers effectively requires logging into the computer using only administrator privileges and nothing else. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Atheros AR5004G Wireless Network Adapter errors before installing any driver updates.