Category: Input Device
Manufacturer: Atheros
Caution Level: Safe
Operating System: Windows 2000, ME, 98SE, NT4, Microsoft XP and 2003
Latest Version / Release Date: / Oct 1st 2004

Windows device driver information for CF786C

The CF786C offers safe wireless connectivity that is safe with performance and flexibility for ThinkPad notebooks that are wireless-upgradeable. It is usually installed within a Mini-PCI slot. The adapter is based mainly on 3 wireless standards of LAN (WLAN); 802.11a, 802.11g and IEEE 802.11a. The adapter offers data rates of 6Mbps to 54Mbps in both bands; 2.4GHZ3 and 5GHZ. For 802.11b the rate is 1Mbps to 11. The Mini PCI adapter has 802.11g, 802.11b and 802 .11 manual choosing mode and seamless roaming. Another feature that is unique to this adapter is IIIb. Compatibility of this product with other machines is important and the users can tell if it is compatible by looking at the model and the machine type of their system. If the user does not know they can look it up from relevant sources like the internet. Compatibility of the machine with the protocols allows the user to leverage the big install base belonging to 802.11b technology.

Outdated Drivers?

Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.

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Among the features of the CF786C are the Chipset: Atheros AR5004X, MAC processor: Atheros AR5213, PCI ID: 168C: 1014, Radio CHIP and IEEE Standards. The adapter also lets users work wherever they want; whether on the road or at home. This is because it enables connection to 802.11g, 802.11b and 802.11a networks. The adapter can also search for favorable connection automatically as the user roams through different networks belonging to WLAN. Moreover, it also improves mobility and offers the performance required for high bandwidth programs like large transfer of files, IP telephony, and Multimedia delivery. The WI-FI adapter comes with a user friendly connection configuration function as well. A user can specify enhanced settings for roaming and encryption, transmit modes, ad hoc, plus infrastructure. The user does not need to have configuration changes of hardware when they use the adapter at home, work or in other public hot spots. By supporting all networks of WLAN the adapter also r3duces the ownership costs for users. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and CF786C errors before installing any driver updates.