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Atheros Communications Inc. Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter driver download and installation


Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter is a Network Adapters hardware device. This Windows driver was developed by Atheros Communications Inc.. The hardware id of this driver is PCI/VEN_168C&DEV_002B&SUBSYS_30A2168C; this string has to match your hardware.

1. How to manually install Atheros Communications Inc. Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter driver


  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 7.7.0.331 released on 2009-06-09.
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  3. Run the driver installation file from a Windows account with administrative rights. If your User Access Control (UAC) is started then you will have to confirm the installation of the driver and run the setup with administrative rights.
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  5. Follow the driver setup wizard, which should be pretty easy to follow. The driver setup wizard will scan your PC for compatible devices and will install the driver.
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  7. Restart your PC and enjoy the updated driver, as you can see it was quite smple.
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This driver is digitally signed.
File size of the driver: 493834 bytes (482.26 KB)
This driver was installed by many users and received an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 52101 votes.
This driver will work for the following versions of Windows:

  • This driver works on Windows 2000 (5.0) 64 bits
  • This driver works on Windows XP (5.1) 64 bits
  • This driver works on Windows Server 2003 (5.2) 64 bits
  • This driver works on Windows Vista (6.0) 64 bits
  • This driver works on Windows 7 (6.1) 64 bits
  • This driver works on Windows 8 (6.2) 64 bits
  • This driver works on Windows 8.1 (6.3) 64 bits
  • This driver works on Windows 10 (10.0) 64 bits



2. The easy way: using DriverMax to install Atheros Communications Inc. Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter driver


The advantage of using DriverMax is that it will setup the driver for you in the easiest possible way and it will keep each driver up to date, not just this one. How easy can you install a driver with DriverMax? Let's take a look!

  1. Open DriverMax and push 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. Scroll the list down until you find 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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