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Problem installing WLAN card after installing Vista

Hi! I'm having problem installing my WLAN card & problem isn't with card but Win Vista. I recently installed Win Vista Ult. sp3 on my Asus F5R and now Vista won't recognize my wlan card (Atheros 802.11b/g AW-GE780 or 740 -no't sure)but keeps installing Broadcom 802.11g if I enable win update.
I've tried several times to uninstall & install again Wireless console and both driver. Tried with setup CD i got with laptop, downloaded updates on asus support...
I can connect to internet but I can't use my built-in bluetooth.
Is there a way to force Vista to recognaze my Wlan card?
pls would appriciate any suggestions

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First rule-of-thumb, don't trust windows updates for drivers. With that being said, you should find out what the chipset of that Atheros card really is. Download a program called Unknown Devices, by Halfdone. Install the program and run it. It will tell you the actual chipset. Then google search that chipset with the words "xp driver" after it. You should also look at the list and see what the bluetooth type is in you laptop. Usually it will be either a Toshiba bluetooth stack, Widcomm, or Microsoft. Then google that with "xp" after it to find the driver for the bluetooth. Install the software and driver and you should be all set.
Let me know if you need more help.
And if this fixed your issue please make sure to leave comments. Thanks.

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