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Boot Camp - Apple simplifies Windows XP on Intel Macs
Authored by: smkolins on Apr 11, '06 01:35:18PM

My installtion was fairly simple but the Apple drivers for the wireless card didn't let me join a LEAP authentication required network. So I went Hunting. The Windows system identified the hardware as an Atheros AR5006x card. Turns out to support a, b, and g networks! Don't know if the Apple implimentation limits joining an A network or not. But I hunted for an updated driver (the included one was 4.1 something.) Sure enough there is a 4.2something. But getting it from Atheros was impossible. Gigabyte Inc. turned out to have a nice update but the Amercan download failed. I had to go to Asia to get it downloaded (the Europe one started but ultimately failed.) But to find that I had to work through an eBay web page that actually had an old link but it kind of got me there.... quite the hunt.

But it worked great when done and rebooting and using the network seemed stable enough!

Here's where the driver was ultimately listed:
http://tw2005.giga-byte.com/Communication/Support/Driver/Driver_Wireless_GN-WI01HT.htm

I picked the 1.01 version which is the 4.2something version (versions of versions!?) and I used the Asia (not Asia(China)) and it installed and ran well. Yes I even had a virus checker check it!

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