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Craete a Windows XP/2003 bootable disk for Acer Aspire M1640

Sunday, August 31st, 2008


* nLite
* Best for NF4-6 WHQL driverpack for XP (32bit) v1.8(
* Windows XP/2K3 disc


1. Copy all contents of the Microsoft Windows XP/2K3 in a local drive (i.e. C:\tmp\os).
2. Extract the contents of the driver (Pre-req#2) in a local drive (i.e. C:\tmp\drv).
3. Run nLite and follow the images below:
4. Burn the .iso image into a blank disc.
5. Insert the finished disc into the Aspire drive and install the operating system. Voila!

I can burn it for you, there is $50 service charge 🙂 You need provide me a legit document proof you own an M1640, and this machine come with a legit Windows VISTA copy. M$ stuff or copyright attorney, don’t bother me, I just provide service, not selling Windows XP.

MIMO minipci card is released to sell in my ebay store

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

WOW, only 55 pieces in stock

ebay’s Coupon/discount code for Aug 2008

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

CPPAUG0815P: 10% off for $100 and up (expiration Aug 30th 2008)
CRTSY08JLY25: $25 off (expiration is Dec 26th 2008)
CRTSY08JLY500: works for rare accounts
CTHANKS0810D: $10 off for $50 and up

enjoy it

eBay July code – CJULYFUN0810P – 10% off

Friday, July 25th, 2008

This is the July code for 10% off. try it when you using Payapl. Expired in July 29, 2008

I can’t guarantee anything, but it’s worth to have a try.

I’m study Microsoft discount rebate now, will share with u next time 🙂

Atheros’s new 5xxx driver (2000, XP, VISTA, VISTA 64)

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

for AR5001、5002、5003、5004、5006 WiFi card

2008-04-09 release:(driver only)
ATHEROS AR5xxx series v7.6.0.83 For Vista/Vista-64

ATHEROS AR5xxx series v7.4.2.75 For Win2000/XP

2007-08-04 release:(driver and utility)
ATHEROS AR5xxx series For Win2000/XP

ATHEROS AR5xxx series For Vista-32/Vista-64

Just for you testing, if you found any problem, or any copyright issus, please contact me with email:

You still use the old WHQL version, that version looks still very stable.

Buy Atheros wifi card in my ebay store:

How to install wifi card in laptop(pic of IBM thinkpad)

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

New arrived ZCOM XG-603 54Mbps wireless card

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

OEM for some other band name wireless card.

Driver downlload (utility included)   .zip  .rar

New Atheros Driver download link(local)

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Atheros Driver for windows WHQL version
Driver Dowenload (Drivers and Utility)   Tested


Another version :  Ver.
Provided by HP for a/g, a/b/g, b/g drivers.
Supports 108mbps connection speed and WPA.
Includes Drivers and Utility Software.

Download Now:
8.97 MB (9,408,043 bytes)

PS:Linux driver can be found in But I never have tried them.

Howto reslove IBM’s Problem with error 01C9 (More than one Ethernet devices) and 1802 Error

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

From ThinkWiki



Problem Description

Certain ThinkPads show a warning message during POST when a WLAN card with an Atheros chipset is present in the MiniPCI slot:

01C9: More than one Ethernet devices are found. Remove one of them.
Press  to continue.

At POST, the BIOS conducts a scan for ethernet devices. It does this by reading the “PCI Class Codes” of every connected device. If more than one ethernet device is found, it produces the 01C9 error message. Unlike other wireless cards, which identify themselves as “other” network adapters, Atheros classify themselves as “ethernet”. This collides with the internal ethernet controller (also a PCI device) and causes the 01C9 to appear.

Affected Models

Not affected are

  • ThinkPad T4x series
  • ThinkPad X4x series


The solution is to modify the Atheros EEPROM so that the card correctly identifies itself as an “other” instead of an “ethernet” network adapter. A Linux Live CD to do both this and remove the 1802 error message is now available. [1] (~ 4 MB).

This software was designed FOR ATHEROS CARDS ONLY. Even though most users confirm it working fine, it can potentially harm your computer. The authors are in no way to be held liable for damage caused by this program. There is no warranty given, either express or implied for any fitness for any kind of purpose. YOU AGREE TO USE THIS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Functionality. This patch changes the PCI Class ID from 0x0200 to 0x0280, which corresponds “network device: other”. It manipulates neither the PCI vendor ID nor the device ID. Therefore, functionality of drivers and operating systems will not be affected. Uninstalling drivers is not necessary before using this patch.


  1. Burn the .ISO file to a CD/DVD. Make sure to open the image instead of burning it as a regular file on the disc.
  2. If you want to remove the 01C9 error only, skip to step 8.
  3. To remove the 1802 error, make sure you do not have the Atheros card installed in the MiniPCI slot.
  4. Boot from the disc.
  5. Choose to remove the 1802 error.
  6. Shut down after pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del.
  7. (Physically) install the Atheros card now.
  8. Boot from the disc (again).
  9. Choose not to apply the no-1802.
  10. Select your Atheros card from the list. A WRONG SELECTION MAY CAUSE DAMAGE!
  11. Shut down after pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del. Upon ‘cold’ reboot, the 01C9 should be gone.


The patch does not seem to work with chipsets above AR5004x due to some kind of EEPROM write protection. This protection is either hardcoded into the EEPROM, thus making it impossible to be changed by software. Or the write-enable channel of the EEPROM has been disactivated. Slight chance might be to program one of the chipsets’ “General Purpose Input/Output” components to activate it. Yet this would require a GPIO’s output to be connected to the write-enable channel of the EEPROM (depends on the circuit board layout).

Affected cards

  • Gigabyte GN-WIAG02 MiniPCI card (AR5005GS chipset) (01C9 can only be bypassed by pressing ).
  • Senao NMP-8602 MiniPCI card (AR5006X chipset) (01C9 can only be bypassed by pressing ).
  • SparkLAN WMIA-166AG MiniPCI card (AR5006XS chipset (01C9 can only be bypassed by pressing ).

Wireless Lan output power conversion table

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007
dBm mW
0 1.0 mW
1 1.3 mW
2 1.6 mW
3 2.0 mW
4 2.5 mW
5 3.2 mW
6 4.0 mW
7 5.0 mW
8 6.0 mW
9 8.0 mW
10 10 mW
11 13 mW
12 16 mW
13 20 mW
14 25 mW
15 32 mW
16 40 mW
17 50 mW
18 64 mW
19 80 mW
20 100 mW
21 128 mW
22 160 mW
23 200 mW
24 250 mW
25 320 mW
dBm mW
26 400mW
27 500mW
28 640mW
29 800mW
30 1.0W
31 1.3W
32 1.6W
33 2.0W
34 2.5W
35 3.0W
36 4.0W
37 5.0W
38 6.0W
39 8.0W
40 10W
41 13W
42 16W
43 20W
44 25W
45 32W
46 40W
47 50W
48 64W
49 80W
50 100W
60 1000W