Category: Network & Modems
Manufacturer: Atheros Communication Inc.
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 916kb
Operating System: WinXP/Win Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.52 / May/06/2008
Atheros ar5b91 XP driver for the dual band wireless card is available for both the 32 bit and 64bit computer systems online as zip files. The ar5b91 chip set is used in OEM wireless devices like Dlink, Netgear, Linksys and Gigabit. Therefore, installing the driver will be a bit tricky because if the driver information file that one downloads is different from their device, the computer will not correctly recognize it. In addition, if one goes ahead with the installation their computer system will become unstable. The driver supports a number of local wireless area networking standards such as IEEE 802.11 a, b, g and n. This driver is also capable of enabling users of cards with the ar5b91 chipset share information fast over wireless networks at speeds up to 108MB/s. But if users want to take advantage of this they need to properly configure their network.
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
Owners of wireless network cards with ar5b91 chipset should be on the look out so they do not to install a wrong driver that can destabilize their computers. The chipset is supplied to OEM manufactures who also release wireless card with different proprietary drivers versions that at times are hard to get hold of. But the Atheros ar5b91 XP driver is specified for the IEEE 802.11 local area wireless networking in the 2.4/5 GHz radio frequency spectrum. What sets this driver apart is that it enables individuals to configure it so as to maintain the most stable data speeds. This is because the Atheros ar5b91 chipset are capable of speeds above the specified 108 megabits per second and demand a lot of system resources if not put in check. It is also important for system users not to get alarmed by pop that appear during installation because some available versions are not Microsoft WHQL certified drivers. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Atheros ar5b91 XP driver errors before installing any driver updates.