Category: Network and Modems
Manufacturer: Atheros Communications Inc
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 2.4 MB
Operating System: Windows ME/98/NT/XP, Windows 2000/2003
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.52 / 06 May 2003
The Atheros AR5006X Wireless Network Adapter is a network adapter that is characterized by certain features. The adapter comes with an integrated CMOS single chip solution that also consists of multi protocols. In addition, it comes inclusive of a 2.4/5 GHz radio and also a MAC/base band processor. The adapter allows users to minimize on their power usage by making exclusive use of the digital CMOS. Reducing the power usage in turn helps to reduce the cost. In the end, reliability is maximized. The Atheros AR5006X Wireless Network Adapter supports the IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b and the 802.11a. More over, it supports 802.11e's compatible bursting. Due to its Wireless Multi Media Enhancements, the device also has QoS (Quality of Service). When in Super AG mode, the device is capable of delivering about 108 MB of data per second with a through put of more than 60 MB per second.
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
To install the Atheros AR5006X Wireless Network Adapter, the user should first define what model of the Atheros Network Card device is in use. In addition, the users should also define the operating system on which the drivers are to be used. Once the users have browsed, found and selected the appropriate drivers, the process of downloading the Atheros AR5006X Wireless Network Adapter can then begin. Applications such as Radar Sync and Driver Detective make it easy for users to automatically update drivers making the whole installation process simple. The adapter comes with a hardware encryption which is for the WI-FI Protected Access (WPA) and also for the IEEE 802.11i security specifications. The role of the encryption is to provide Advanced Encryption Standards (AES), Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP), without compromising on the performance. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Atheros AR5006X Wireless Network Adapter errors before installing any driver updates.