I found a working Windows 10 WiFi driver

MaartenMaarten Posts: 7New Member
edited November 2017 in WiFi & Bluetooth
The drivers given by Up Core caused an error 10. All other drivers (which installed) gave me an error 48. So I searched for it myself.

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The following driver works for me:
Link

I got it from here:
Microsoft®Update-catalogus

It's the one called 'Windows 10 and Later Servicing Drivers for testing,Windows 10 Anniversary Update and Later Servicing Drivers', version 1.596.12.1 and is 1.2MB in size.
The 1.596.10.0 did not work for me btw. The newest 1.596.19.2 also does not work. I haven't tested the 1.569.0.0. It might also dependent on your Windows 10 version.

The Windows 10 version I use is:
[ul]
[li]Windows 10 Pro 64 bit[/li]
[li]Version 1709[/li]
[li]Build number 16299.64[/li]
[/ul]
Keep in mind that WiFi reception is abysmal without an antenna. I already anticipated that so I bought a few of these from AliExpress.

Being only 2.4GHz and 802.11n it is of course not really something to write home about. Though my smartphone doesn't get much better results over 2.4GHz here. It is tested on a 802.11ac router on a different floor. So I think you should get 20-30Mb/s easily with a better connection:
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How to install the driver (.cab file)
To install right click on your Windows start button and select 'device manager'.
Then either find the unknown 'Generic SDIO Device' or (if you already installed an other driver) "Broadcom 802.11n Wireless SDIO Adapter". Right click and click 'Update Driver Software...'
Then choose the second option to browse for a driver locally. Finally set the location to the downloaded .cab file and press the Next button. A .cab file is like a .zip or .rar file so I unzipped the .cab file beforehand with WinRAR. [strike]I don't know if this is necessary.[/strike] Just tested it and you have to unzip the files out of the .cab file.

Comments

  • Thomas HallThomas Hall Posts: 32New Member
    edited November 2017
    GENIUS LEVEL ACHIEVED
    post an address and i will tip you some DOGE



    Ookla upload isn't triggering for some reason, but you can see that performance is more than adequate on my broadband router :D
  • MaartenMaarten Posts: 7New Member
    Doge address: DTdVReDrNQQnVjntoYcLYBHmGKZMjNQ3w6
    No problem. Glad I could help ;)
  • GTCGTC Posts: 15New Member
    Tidy stuff, thanks to YOU Fleximex
  • Thomas HallThomas Hall Posts: 32New Member
    Fleximex wrote:
    Doge address: DTdVReDrNQQnVjntoYcLYBHmGKZMjNQ3w6
    No problem. Glad I could help ;)
    400 Doge coming your way.
  • Peter BerbecPeter Berbec Posts: 17New Member
    You sir, are a god among men.
  • Jason SchreiberJason Schreiber Posts: 16New Member
    This is great, thank you!

    Without sounding like I'm after more .... well, actually I am ... has anyone got this wifi driver working as a hotspot?

    netsh wlan show drivers gives me
    .... hosted network supported .... NO

    Cheers
  • MaartenMaarten Posts: 7New Member
    If you have the creators update for Windows 10 then you can do it via the settings menu. I haven't tested if this works for the Up Core with the working driver, but I don't see why not:
    https://www.pcworld.com/article/3194707/windows/how-to-use-your-windows-10-pc-as-a-mobile-hotspot.html
  • DavideDavide Posts: 11New Member
    Do you guys have a copy of the AMPAK AP6214A datasheet on hand?

    Is it driver-compatible with the not-really-documented-but-at-least-the-world-knows-it-exists AP6212A ?


    Regards,
    Davide Bortolami.
    Fermium LABS srl
  • Lorein WatsonLorein Watson Posts: 2New Member
    Thanks @Fleximex, this has worked in my case.
  • HulkRayznHulkRayzn Posts: 2New Member
    edited January 24

    THANKS A LOT @Maarten

  • mrarmrar Posts: 14New Member

    Did any of you have issues connecting to a Asus router? I have 2 different and i cant connect to either of them!

  • FlagCLFlagCL Posts: 1New Member

    Awesome!

  • stashstash Posts: 5New Member

    No longer works on w10 edition 1803 has become blocked by M/S as unsafe - so were do we go from here AAeon a simple driver for simple Windows 10 Wifi required !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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