Click to expand.Disregard the 64-bit versions (they never worked properly). In fact even the 32-bit versions can be screwy depending *which* driver get's used. As for tweaking the output power in windows forget it. Atheros is always region locked and the firmware doesn't take kindly to tampering at all to bypass, and will reduce the output power to worse than useless levels even further if you try. There a no known tools available to edit the 9271 firmware unlike Ralink or Realtek.
I'm re-uploading 10.0.0.28 to my mediafire acc. Let's hope M$ don't try to take it down again this time. 10.0.0.28 Other quirks I've noticed recently about the AR9271 drivers Version 18.104.22.168 for Windows 7 is the *ONLY* driver available which works correctly in 150mbps mode for Win7. In fact 150mbps connect rate is what the adapter is specified for on the box, rather than being just N in name only.
Since there wasn't actually a Windows driver thread on here for the Atheros. 10.0.0.20 Windows 8 32/64 bit. Atheros AR9271 10.0.0.23 alternate driver for. Hp1006 Driver Windows 10. Download the latest version of Atheros AR 9271 Wireless Network Adapter drivers according to your computer's operating system. Supported OS: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP File Version: Version 22.214.171.124 File Size: 1.6 MB File Name.
When the AP is set to 40Mhz channel 300mbps mode. And 72.2 when the channel mode is 20mhz.
All the other drivers beginning 2.0.0.x only give max connection rate of 65mbps whatever the AP setting. (20mhz or 40mhz HT/20 HT/40).oops. * Further testing reveals the Vista drivers 126.96.36.199 also doesn't suffer these restrictions of the native Windows 7 drivers(also gives 150mbps instead of 65mbps), so since the 188.8.131.52 is a crap worse performing driver in and of itself, I would recommend you use the Vista drivers on Windows 7 and stay away from the Windows 7 native drivers altogether for Windows 7 unless you prefer frequent unexplained disconnections, and getting less speed than you paid for whether your using 036NHA or TP-Link WN722N.