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Atheros LAN Driver

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Atheros LAN Driver

3000 KB
Windows 7 (32-bit)
Windows 7 (64-bit)
Windows Vista (32-Bit)
Windows Vista (64-Bit)
Windows XP (32-bit)
1.0.2.43 / 1.0.2.51 / 1.0.1.47
7/5/2011
README for Atheros LAN Driver

6.351 KB
Windows 7 (32-bit)
Windows 7 (64-bit)
Windows Vista (32-Bit)
Windows Vista (64-Bit)
Windows XP (32-bit)
1.0.2.43 / 1.0.2.51 / 1.0.1.47
7/5/2011

This package installs the software (LAN driver) to enable the following device:

Device name Device name in the Device Manager
Atheros LAN Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller


Note:

  • If this package has been installed, updating (overwrite-installing) this package will fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.
  • This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.

 

Contents
Supported Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Notes
Summary of Changes
Installation Instructions
Determining which Version is Installed

 

Supported Systems

Supported ThinkPad systems:

  • ThinkPad X121e, X130e
  • ThinkPad Edge E120, E125
  • ThinkPad Edge E320, E325

 

Supported Operating Systems

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7 32-bit, 64-bit
  • Windows Vista 32-bit, 64-bit
  • Windows XP Professional SP3

 

Summary of Changes

Where:

  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

Version <1.0.2.43 / 1.0.2.51 / 1.0.1.47>

  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad X130e.
  • (New) Initial release for ThinkPad X121e,Edge E120,E125,E320,E325.

 

Installation Instructions

Notes:

 

Manual Install

This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.

[Downloading file]

  1. Click once on the underlined file name. Once this is done, some pop-up windows will appear.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. In the window to choose Run or Save, click the Save button.
  4. Choose the folder you would like to download the file to and click the Save button. A different window will appear and the download will begin and complete. Once the download has completed, there may or may not be a message stating that the download completed successfully.

[Extracting file]

  1. Make sure to be logged on with an administrator account.
  2. Locate the folder where the file was downloaded.
  3. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click it.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  5. In the "Select Destination Location" window, click Next. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse.
  6. In the "Ready to Install" window, click Install. All the necessary files will be extracted to the folder selected in step 9.

[Installing files]

  1. Make sure the checkbox next to "Install ..... now" is checked and click Finish.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation and restart the computer. [Update install for Windows XP]Delete the file saved in the step 4.

Finally delete the file saved in the step 4.

 

Unattended Install

This is for system administrators' use only.

  1. Refer to the Manual Install section, and download and extract the file.
  2. In the step 11 of the Installing files section, uncheck the checkbox next to "Install ..... now", and then click Finish to cancel installation.
  3. At the command line, execute setup.exe with the /s option.
    Example: [Path where the files were extracted]\setup /s

 

Determining which Version is Installed

[Windows 7/Vista]

  1. Click Start.
  2. Right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
  3. At the left pane, click Device Manager.
  4. Double-click the Network adapters category.
  5. Double-click AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller.
  6. Click the Driver tab.
  7. Check Driver Version.

[Windows XP]

  1. Click Start.
  2. Right-click My Computer, then click Properties.
  3. Click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
  4. Double-click the Network adapters category.
  5. Double-click AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller.
  6. Click the Driver tab.
  7. Check Driver Version.