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Default Cannot connect with the Atheros AR9285 card - 07-18-2010, 12:51 PM

I have a Mini 1012 netbook with an Atheros AR 9285 wireless card, running XP home sp3. I have a Trendnet wireless router for my gateway. This netbook will not connect wirelessly. I have the newest driver from Dell and even tried the newest driver direct from Atheros, but still no connection. The network shows up, so it sees the router, but I get no IP and after several attempts, the card gets a red X across it. However, when I try ipconfig, I get this:

C:\Documents and Settings\user>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 5:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

I can ping myself (loopback), but nothing outside.
C:\Documents and Settings\user>ping

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

I can connect fine, however, with the ethernet card.

Now I also have a 1545 laptop (bought at the same time) with the Broadcom 1397 wireless card and it connects fine with win 7 and ubuntu. Also an ipod, HP wireless printer and another Toshiba laptop that also connect fine with wireless.
McAfee Internet suite is installed on the 1012, however, I did try and disable it but still no connection. (again it connects fine with ethernet)

Now sometimes, rarely, if I uninstall/re-install the driver it will connect, but that no longer seems to work.
Do you think it is a faulty card, or an incorrect setting? All settings are windows XP default.

Router settings:


Beacon interval: 100

RTS threshold: 2346

Fragmentation threshold: 2346

DTIM interval: 1

TX rates (MBps): auto

11g only mode: disable

transmit power: full

"all settings default"

Pinging the gateway of course gets a "destination host unreachable"

I tried a ubuntu live USB and everything works fine, except of course the wireless connection (actually no wireless shows at all, but I would probably have to install it and then get the driver).

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