How to connect to wifi / wpa 2 in Windows 8

I can connect my pc to a wifi network at my house without problem; but at my university, I can’t. The wifi of my university have a security of type WPA2 : Enterprise.

Many people on the net say it is because of driver conflict, bla bla that I don’t understand that much. Some told to downgrade my wifi driver and i did and it work !!!!

- I have Windows 8 professional. My wifi card is Atheros AR9485WB-EG. I have downloaded version 9.2.0.474 from atheros . (Open this link and ask browser to find the version 9.2.0.474 from the page).

- After download the file, extract it to a folder X.

- Open device manager in Windows 8, update wifi driver (1) Search for driver on my pc, (2) Choose among a list ….(3) Click have disk

- and point to folder X.

Reconnect your wifi, it would work now. Sometime later, Windows will update driver to other version that will not work, (4) open wifi driver property, (5) driver tab (6) click Roll back driver.

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8 Responses to “How to connect to wifi / wpa 2 in Windows 8”

  1. Mohab1220 says:

    wow amazing finally thank you
    after like searching for 6 months and struggling with windows 8 consumer preview and RTM

  2. David says:

    But how does one stop Windows continueally reinstalling its version of the driver after the rollback?

  3. redphx says:

    Thanks for this article. You saved my day!

  4. IrHaNC says:

    Yes. Windows 8 will not work with WPA encryption. tried it without pass key , it worked. I am going to put WEP to see the result. Nothing to do with the driver as mentioned above.. thanks guys

  5. buz11 says:

    Thanks this worked after my IT dept couldn’t figure it out

  6. Shivam Gupta says:

    my wifi card is broadcom?any help?

  7. Shivam Gupta says:

    my wifi card is broadcom.,any help?

    • Eilene says:

      You can
      - Go to your laptop manufacturing website
      - Choose your laptop model
      - Choose your operating system
      - Download Drivers
      - Download Broadcom WLAN driver

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