Atheros AR5007 Wireless Card Issue
Posted on 2013-05-24
I am beating my head against the wall on this one.
I have a client that has an HP Pavilion dv-7-1245dx with Vista Home 64 bit on it.
It had malware on it so I removed it with combofix and Malwarebytes and that is all good.
What has happened is that the wireless card which is an atheros AR5007 wireless card (though the HP website states it should be a Broadcom card) was working fine before the malware was removed (as far as connecting to a WAP) but after removing the malware it is not working.
There is a blue light on the panel below the screen and it says enabled but it will not find ANY wireless networks.
I have downloaded and installed every version of the wireless card driver (making sure that the power portion of the card is disabled and that it is only runing IPv4), ran the netsh winsock reset, ran a system restore to prior when the malware was on the portable, and then ran a sfc /scannow.
After each try I tried the wireless card and it does not find any Windows networks.
The wired portion works great.
I have no idea of what to do next.
Any help will greatly be appreciated.