Applies to
Atheros AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter, Atheros AR5001X Mini PCI Wireless Network Adapter used in Toshiba Satellite PRO 6100

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Requirements
Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista

Author
Atheros

FileName
WLAN_ATHEROS_V5.0.0.107.EXE

FileSize
8.68 MB

Driver Date & Version
06/29/2006 (ver. 5.0.0.107)

Description

There is no Windows Vista driver available for Toshiba Satellite PRO 6100 wireless LAN card. You will only see the Windows XP and Windows 2000 drivers available for download.

However, we know that once we identify the exact make and chipset model name/model number, we can download the generic drivers and try to install to see if it works.

In the case of Toshiba Satellite PRO 6100, we can identify the WIFI LAN chipset by downloading the Windows XP driver and look through the INF file to see the model number. That is exactly what I did.

OK, here is the result, seem that the chipset is [Atheros 802.11a/b/g WiFi driver with Cisco/WPA support for Windows XP/2000] and the model is AR5001X or AR5001X+.

So now we have the correct brand/make and model number for WIFI LAN used in Toshiba Satellite PRO 6100, we will try to look for the generic driver which should work in Windows Vista.

After much searching, I have found a promising driver, [WLAN_ATHEROS_V5.0.0.107.exe]. After extracted the zipped driver file, you will find the driver information file under the /driver/ folder.

According to the INF file (net5211.inf) this driver supported Windows 2000, XP and greater. Which mean Windows Vista, I hope. As I do not have the specific WIFI LAN card to test on, you will have to download and try out yourself. Please let us know if it works.

Besides AR5001X and AR5001X+ used in Toshiba Satellite PRO 6100, this Atheros driver also support the following WIFI LAN models:

  1. Atheros AR5001A Wireless Network Adapter
  2. Atheros AR5001X Cardbus Wireless Network Adapter
  3. Atheros AR5001X Mini PCI Wireless Network Adapter
  4. Atheros AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter
  5. Atheros AR5002G Wireless Network Adapter
  6. Atheros AR5002X Wireless Network Adapter
  7. Atheros AR5004G Wireless Network Adapter
  8. Atheros AR5004X Wireless Network Adapter
  9. Atheros AR5005G Wireless Network Adapter
  10. Atheros AR5005GS Wireless Network Adapter
  11. Atheros AR5006EG Wireless Network Adapter
  12. Atheros AR5006EGS Wireless Network Adapter
  13. Atheros AR5006EX Wireless Network Adapter
  14. Atheros AR5006EXS Wireless Network Adapter
  15. Atheros AR5006G Wireless Network Adapter
  16. Atheros AR5006GS Wireless Network Adapter
  17. Atheros AR5006X Wireless Network Adapter
  18. Atheros AR5006XS Wireless Network Adapter

Toshiba Satellite PRO 6100 Wireless Vista Driver

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