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Atheros Ar5005g Software Removal


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#1 Miraet

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 01:52 PM

I want to remove my Atheros AR5005G software from my computer...
I have never installed it with a CD, and i don't know where to find it...

Can someone tell me, where it is, and how to uninstall it??

Thx in advange

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 05:55 AM

Have you looked in the "Add and Remove Programs" in the "Control Panel"?
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Posted 03 December 2006 - 09:41 AM

yes i have...

I don't even know what the software is called... but i don't think it's in there

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 09:54 AM

If I may ask why do you wish to remove it? What you are wanting to remove are drivers (For the most part) which only are used when the card is active. If you have removed the hardware the software should not be and issue. If you did not install the drivers they are probably native to XP and should not be removed any ways.
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 12:12 PM

Atheros is generally for your wireless card. The easiest solution (if you want it gone) is to disable your wireless adapter in Device Manager.
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 02:53 PM

on the college, we have a wireless LAN connection... but we are not able to use it, if we have software to our netcard, installed on our computer...

so i need to remove the software... not just the driver :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 11:28 PM

I'd ask for assistance from the IT people at the college. It's likely that they have experience with just this sort of problem.
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Posted 12 December 2006 - 09:35 PM

In my computer it's here
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ar5211.sys
The way to uninstall it, if you really must, is from Device Manager:
My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager
Find Network Adapters, expand "+", select Atheros AR5004G Wireless....
Right click, Uninstall.
As far as I know there's no other "software" involved.
The source of the driver (for me, on Toshiba laptop) is the Recovery CD, not Windows native.

I agree with others to just disable it, but if you must, well ... preserve the driver though.

Edited by tos226, 12 December 2006 - 09:37 PM.





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