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I have an HP laptop (model: dv7-1267cl, Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium) and I cannot find the wireless driver for the laptop. I am need of a different version because my wireless connection under Windows is flaky and unreliable. I have problems printing to my wireless printer and logging in to and using several sites like, and - I get several "page cannot be displayed" messages while using my wireless connection. I disable my wireless adapter and use an ethernet cable and it all works fine. I also used an Ubuntu Live CD to confirm that there is not a problem with the hardware. This is software/driver issue.

The drivers were auto installed by the OS. The Device Manager shows the wireless adapter as Atheros AR5009 802.11 a/g/n WiFi Adapter.

Device Manager

I have checked the HP website for my laptop and they do not have wireless drivers listed for that model wireless adapter. I have also checked with and I do not see my model adapter on their list of available hardware.

Device Manager lists the Hardware ID's for my adapter as:

  • PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002A&SUBSYS_1381103C&REV_01
  • PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002A&SUBSYS_1381103C
  • PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002A&CC_028000
  • PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002A&CC_0280

A search for the first Hardware ID turned up this question from tl;dr A driver does not exist for that model adapter.

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I got in a support chat with HP and it looks like this driver solved my problem. It does not say in the page details that my card was supported but appears to work - I was able to use my printer.

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Thanks for posting the answer. Maybe the tool DriverMax could also have helped.

At least for my HP Pavillion it was able to detect the hardware and download all the drivers.

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