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Atheros Communications Inc. Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter - two ways of downloading and installing the driver


Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter is a Network Adapters device. This Windows driver was developed by Atheros Communications Inc.. The hardware id of this driver is PCI/VEN_168C&DEV_002B&SUBSYS_153710CF; this string has to match your hardware.

1. Atheros Communications Inc. Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter driver - how to install it manually


  1. Download the setup file for Atheros Communications Inc. Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter driver from the link below. This is the download link for the driver version 7.7.0.434 released on 2009-11-18.
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  3. Run the driver installation file from a Windows account with the highest privileges (rights). If your User Access Control (UAC) is running then you will have to accept of the driver and run the setup with administrative rights.
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  5. Go through the driver setup wizard, which should be pretty straightforward. The driver setup wizard will scan your PC for compatible devices and will install the driver.
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  7. Shutdown and restart your PC and enjoy the fresh driver, as you can see it was quite smple.
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This driver is digitally signed by the manufacturer.
File size of the driver: 482903 bytes (471.58 KB)
This driver received an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 1154 votes.
This driver was released for the following versions of Windows:

  • This driver works on Windows 2000 (5.0) 32 bits
  • This driver works on Windows XP (5.1) 32 bits
  • This driver works on Windows Server 2003 (5.2) 32 bits
  • This driver works on Windows Vista (6.0) 32 bits
  • This driver works on Windows 7 (6.1) 32 bits
  • This driver works on Windows 8 (6.2) 32 bits
  • This driver works on Windows 8.1 (6.3) 32 bits
  • This driver works on Windows 10 (10.0) 32 bits



2. Installing the Atheros Communications Inc. Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter driver using DriverMax: the easy way


The most important advantage of using DriverMax is that it will setup the driver for you in just a few seconds and it will keep each driver up to date. How easy can you install a driver using DriverMax? Let's follow a few steps!

  1. Open DriverMax and click on the yellow button named ~SCAN FOR DRIVER UPDATES NOW~. Wait for DriverMax to analyze each driver on your computer.
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  3. Take a look at the list of available driver updates. Search the list until you locate the Atheros Communications Inc. Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter driver. Click on Update.
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  5. That's it, you installed your first driver!
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