- December 12, 2008 at 4:51 pm #159989gxenakisMember
I am trying to keep my nc10 as clean as possible. Along with the drivers I also install atheros client utility. What do you think of it? Do you use it? Is it actually useful?December 12, 2008 at 5:34 pm #175135TeutonJon78Participant
I’m not sure about that either. In the readme that comes along with the drivers, Samsung recommends just using the Windows config utility. However, the Atheros one provides the bar meter and allows to change some options easier. IF you install the utility, you can open it up and tell it to allow Windows to control the device and turn off it’s auto start.
You can then go into the Services tab and turn off the “Athers Configuration Service”. If you disable it, it’s there and won’t run at all, but this also prevents the Atheros utility from running. If you set it to manual, it should only start when you manually start the atheros control panel.
So bascially, you can install it (it’s only 2ish MB), and then turn it off if you don’t like it or just want it there as an option.
I’m not sure if the Samsung network managers work with or replace the Windows ones.
If you not into heavy playing with the wifi options (like transmit power and such), I’d just stick with the WIndows one or the Samsung ones. I installed the atheros client because it’s small but I currently have it turned off.December 14, 2008 at 3:22 am #175137gxenakisMember
Is it my idea or using ACU you got a wider range?December 14, 2008 at 8:42 pm #175136TeutonJon78Participant
Haven’t tried…I’ve been spending so long tweaking how I want mine setup, that I haven’t even taken it off my desk yet. ha.January 7, 2009 at 6:59 pm #175140crazystMember
Any chance someone could post a link to the Atheros Client Utility download? I downloaded one yesterday and although it installed and runs it will not allow me to connect to any wireless networks. If I allow Windows to control the Wifi and I connect to a network the Atheros utility sees it is connected. Weird behavior but maybe I have a driver/utility compatibility issue because I installed them separately.
CurtJanuary 27, 2009 at 1:05 am #175141AdeukMember
Hi my first post, so first off just to say I love this machine and thank you guys for posting up some very useful info and help.
I installed the updated atheros driver yesterday and the only real problem I have is that it won’t allow windows to go into sleep mode. I get an error message saying the driver has prevented windows from going into sleep and if it persists I should acquire an updated driver. I’ve alos found it can be a little flakey using the F9 key.
crazy, yes the client still runs even if you use the windows client to control the connection.
Anyone else experienced the “sleep” problem?
If I exit the client, no problem, and as has been said, it’s easy enough to stop it starting up. The feature I really like is automatic shut down of wifi when it detects a wired lan connectionJanuary 27, 2009 at 7:19 am #175138TCMuffinMember
I am trying to keep my nc10 as clean as possible. Along with the drivers I also install atheros client utility. What do you think of it? Do you use it? Is it actually useful?
When I first reinstalled Windows and the Samsung drivers, I did install the Atheros Client Utility (ACU), but I couldn’t find any benefit to using this rather than the Windows utility to manage wireless network connections.
I also prefer to keep my installation as clean as possible and for this reason, when I finally decided on how I was going to manage my NC10, I did not install the ACU.January 27, 2009 at 8:23 am #175133MattJessopMember
Me too, I installed it and removed it again within about 30 minsJanuary 27, 2009 at 3:45 pm #175139tikkalaleeMember
Me too, I installed it and removed it again within about 30 mins
read about my problem hereJanuary 27, 2009 at 9:07 pm #175134MattJessopMember
I didn’t have a problem with the installation, I just didn’t like what it did and thought that windows does just as good a job (if not better) of managing my wireless connection. Luckily I had taken a backup image of my NC10 so within 15 mins I was back to normal !
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