I have a small problem with my W7 drivers for the Atheros L1 network card (ASUS P5KLP motherboard).
After I woke up my internet connection wouldn't start anymore and I troubleshooted with the Windows Troubleshoot program, and it pretty much ended saying that the driver was broken, however the only way to fix it was with a system restore or a driver rollback (which I can't do because Windows doesn't allow me to)
Anyways, I did a system restore, it did nothing, so I procceeded to get the W7 drivers for the network card, but on install it said that it couldn't find any Atheros L1 network card currently on my computer, therefore could not install, which resulted in 1 hour of looking around for an answer both on other forums and checking the system, but didn't really find anything.
Find the Atheros LAN adapter in your device manager, uninstall the driver, and check the checkbox labeled "Delete the driver software for this device". Then right click anywhere in the device manager window and click "Scan for hardware changes". This will force 7 to re-detect the device and load the generic driver again.
Man, these atheros lan cards suck when used with W7. I had many problems with it on W7 RC build 7100 (which I am still using). The net would disconnect, wont connect back etc. etc. Solution: Simple. I bought a cheap PCI realtek lan card and all my problems went away. I am not sure if the solution is available now or not, but you might wanna try using a discrete LAN card having realtek chipset.
Sorry about that replying to old post, but I just love answers like this:
You mean ASUS P5KPL? [not P5KLP] Whats the other numbers after it?
Theres are four different models of that board.
So, what is a point to post questions like this? If NinjaTic07 give you specific number after P5KPL then you will know what is wrong with Atheros lan chip?
Thanx god other users can be more smart and don't post useless questions instead of says "i don't know".
In my case Atheros was always works bad. In one computer I even has conflict with router (but that's drivers fault). Best drivers I was using for XP some days Attansic drivers (Attansic is pre-Atheros) then new ones but disconnectings, enable/disable thing to resolve, repair etc. is a typical for this chip. I will go to shop and buy REAL lan card I think for resolve all my problems. And that's my advice to you.