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After XP crash atheros ar5005g will not connect

by ph71ss / November 29, 2009 5:19 AM PST

After a complet format of the HDD following a boot sector virus, my Atheros ar5005 wireless will not connect to my network. The icon shows a message of detecting networks but when I highlight it and try to go to network it says there are no networks to be found. All diagnostics show proper configuration and device is working properly and the driver is current
Toshiba Satellite L25-s1192
Windows Xp Home SP3
Celeron 1.5
2MB ram

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Had the same problem before
by xxmuppetxx / November 29, 2009 8:31 AM PST

The thing I found is if you actually install and switch on the firewall before you connect the computer to the internet the firewall blocks the internet. Try switching the firewall off and if it doesn't work inform us please.

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I hactually have the same prob'
by malonso01 / January 6, 2010 12:31 AM PST

Do you mean shutin down the windows firewall? or what firewall do I have to turn off? Please help, I'm a bit desperate here. Greetings form Mexico. (It's a Toshiba Satellite Laptop L25 with Atheros AR5005G WiFi)

Thanx, any help welcome

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Since you didn't use the restore media.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 6, 2010 12:59 AM PST

For example Dell has that QUICKSET UTILITY to turn on/off the wifi.

Toshiba has some Wifi Client Manager.

I'll leave it to you to research what this does and where to get it.

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I already fixed it
by malonso01 / January 6, 2010 10:25 AM PST

Hi, I downloaded an atheros admin tool that had a wifi card monitor and several tools, therefore I was able to configure my connection further than with the windows net tools. And that was it, the driver was ok, everything was ok, I only had to establish some other considerations.

Thankx for everything

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