still no wireless in vista bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by l4t13, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. l4t13 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2006
    I installed vista and the latest wireless drivers for the card and still cant get it working.

    any ideas?
  2. Ramkat macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2007
    In my experience, when you do Microsoft Update it installs a newer set of Atheros drivers that dont seem to work. What I did was go into network settings and roll back to the driver that was installed from the Vista CD.
  3. projectle macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2005
    A few questions...

    First off, are you using Vista 32-bit or 64-bit?
    Secondly, do you have a CoreSolo/Duo processor or a Core2Duo processor?
    If you have a Core2Duo processor, do you have a Desktop (Mac Pro/iMac) or a Notebook (Macbook/Macbook Pro)?

    With those, I can tell you where to go to find your drivers, if they actually exist at the moment.
  4. tehdee macrumors member

    May 7, 2006
    the exact same thing happened to me.

    i had everything running perfectly until the driver updated through windows update. then my wifi and my sound crapped out. i did a system restore, and everything is back to normal except for the sound.

    still though. running vista with aero optimization on my mbp core duo @ 1.83. only things that elude me are isight, right click, and now audio.

    i can't complain.
  5. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    Wireless was just about the only thing that Vista didn't need drivers for when I installed it on my iMac.
  6. Ike macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2006
    what was the wireless drivers listed under? i have a network adaptor that has no drivers and a network adaptor that is for ethernet. i don't know where i can go back to "roll back" the drivers.

    by the way i have vista: business edition 64-bit
  7. dcharti macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2003
    Mind if I piggyback in on this?

    • MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.16 Ghz
    • Vista Home Premium 64-bit

    Would kill to find wireless and sound drivers; keyboard would be a bonus (for stuff like brightness, etc.)
  8. domain macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2007
    Well, i've had a go at this lately, and the results are wishy-washy at best. My current experiences are with the MacBoox C2D 2.0GHz.

    After spending a number of hours installing x64 editions of Vista and XP, I have concluded that neither are usable at this point. There *are* some Vista64 drivers for the AR5008 series of wireless adapters, however even though they installed properly, they will not detect any wireless signal. Sound seems to be the other issue, and unfortunately the Intel/Sigmatel Vista drivers do not even install on the Macbook

    On the Vista x86 driver front, I have had some level of sucess with the wireless card, (Macbook Atheros 5416). Much like the Vista x64 driver, the Vista x86 driver does not seem to function properly, and will not pick up any wireless signals. However, there is a driver for Windows XP that will install, and it does function for what little time I kept Vista on the machine. You may find it here Extract the executable, and you will find a WIN2KXP directory that contains the files you *might* be looking for. I also attempted to use the Intel/Sigmatel Vista drivers, and again they do not function, then I tried the XP drivers, and the machine blue-screened.

    Because of these experiences, i'm going to hold off on Vista until a work set of drivers are found.
  9. mrstimpson macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2008
    sound & wireless

    I've also had strange things happen, I just installed vista on my iMac 2ghz two core, 2GB ram etc - the wireless finds my neighbors wireless 1 bar signal, my wireless which is full bars in osx isn't found at all - so no internet, also the sound isn't working but it says the drivers are fine - it will launch wmp and play the audio, just nothing comes without internet and sound vista is worthless.

    rubbish, rubbish - might try CP again.

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