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    News - Qualcomm makes its biggest acquisition yet

    The mobile chip giant has agreed to buy wireless networking company Atheros for $3.1 billion.
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    Re: News - Qualcomm makes its biggest acquisition yet

    Not heard of Atheros before?
    Usually cheaper laptops have cards from them in..

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    Re: News - Qualcomm makes its biggest acquisition yet

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    Not heard of Atheros before?
    Usually cheaper laptops have cards from them in..
    Yeah have had a few, drivers could be better in my experience...

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    I had an atheros wireless card for pc once. Took ages to find drivers, Windows installed ones didn't work. Eventually found some after much web trawling and no problems since. I don't use it any more though, think I sold it

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    The atheros wireless card in my acer is not bad. Did find under vista the new MS provided drivers caused problems but rolled back to originals and it was fine. Now running laptop with Win7 and card works fine with no driver issues.
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    Re: News - Qualcomm makes its biggest acquisition yet

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    Not heard of Atheros before?
    Usually cheaper laptops have cards from them in..
    Couldn't believe that Hexus wrote they'd never heard of Atheros before. It's not like they haven't been discussed in the forums (http://forums.hexus.net/networking-b...ndows-7-a.html), press releases noted (http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=9184) and reviews of products including Atheros products posted (http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=26958&page=3). There has been lots of discussion and mentions of them here (http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=sit...net+%2Batheros)!

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    Re: News - Qualcomm makes its biggest acquisition yet

    Quote Originally Posted by tickedon View Post
    Couldn't believe that Hexus wrote they'd never heard of Atheros before. It's not like they haven't been discussed in the forums (http://forums.hexus.net/networking-b...ndows-7-a.html), press releases noted (http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=9184) and reviews of products including Atheros products posted (http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=26958&page=3). There has been lots of discussion and mentions of them here (http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=sit...net+%2Batheros)!
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