AR5BMB-44 .INF file installation

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  1. Vignesh S

    Vignesh S New Member

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    I have a laptop that has an Atheros AR5BMB-44 chip. Now, the problem is that the driver isn't an .exe file, but rather 3 files: .sys, .a security catalogue and our troublesome .INF file. The problem is that I can't seem to install it by right clicking it and clicking on Install. It comes up with a dialogue box saying that "The INF file you selected does not support this method of installation". I have absolutely no idea what to do, and the wifi driver Windows Vista is currently using (AR5004g) doesn't work with this wifi card.

    So my questions are:
    1. How do I install the .INF file? Never navigated my way around the Windows Command Prompt before, the only thing I know is cd (so I can at least get to the directory)

    2. If I can't install the .INF file, are there any Atheros drivers out there (preferably by .exe) that will work with the Atheros AR5BMB-44 wifi card?
     
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    Vignesh S New Member

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    <bump> Can I at least be told how to install a .INF file through the command line?
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi Vignesh S,

    this isn't my area really but I know some one who may know and I'll see if a pm can get them to take a look at your problem..
     
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    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Depending on what driver it for, go to Control > Panel > Device Manager, choose Update Driver Software, then navigate to the directory where the .inf file is and select that.
     
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    Much thanks Reghakr...:D
     
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    I did some googling and found this link which may help:
    How can I install a .inf file from the command line?
     
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    Damn,

    That's a new one for me.

    Excellect work:cool:
     
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    Why thankyou sir... :)

    Praise from Reghakr is praise indeed! :cool:
     

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