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Windows 7: How do I reinstall 'network adapter' from device manager?

05 Aug 2013   #1
Wen94

windows 7 starter 32-bit
 
 
How do I reinstall 'network adapter' from device manager?

So, I just deleted (including from my computer) this 'atheros' thing which is under the network adapter.. now. I can only use broadband but not wireless.. what do i do? so there is basically i cannot see the network adapter section anymore. however whenever I plug in the broadband it came out like a USB thing. You plug it in, then you can see the device... and the icon also change from

to this


what do I do now? I cannot use wifi? Im also using asus eee pc 1215B


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05 Aug 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

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05 Aug 2013   #3
Wen94

windows 7 starter 32-bit
 
 

I have downloaded that yesterday but how do I actually install it? I still cannot solve the problem..
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05 Aug 2013   #4
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Unzip the folder .
Right-click on the Zip file and choose Extract All
Choose a location for the folder to be extracted into
If you checked "Show extracted files when complete", the files or folders within the Zip folder appear. If you unchecked the box, a folder or file with the same name (without the Zip) should appear.
This folderwill be your working copy of the data from the Zip file.
You may keep the Zip file or delete it.

Double click on the .exe file inside the folder ( without the zipper on it )
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05 Aug 2013   #5
Wen94

windows 7 starter 32-bit
 
 

okay, do I need to do something with my laptop? because even after the installation.. nothing happened? after i installed it, it's named as 'Atheros Driver Installation Program' in control panel(Programs and Devices).. But Thanks for helping though..

You see, I turn the wireless on.. but my laptop doesnt able to detect it? and all my wireless devices is absent from the network..
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05 Aug 2013   #6
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

When you go to Device Manager do you see any symbols ?

To go to Device Manager . Right click on Computer and select Manage then click on Device Manager on the left hand side
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05 Aug 2013   #7
Wen94

windows 7 starter 32-bit
 
 

no.. none.. I opened device manager everything is there(batteries, display adapters and such) except the network adapter section.. so I don't see the symbol.. however when I click 'show hidden devices', I see the network adapter section there & when I expand it, that symbol cannot be seen either.. instead it shows 'Microsoft ISATAP adapter', 'WAN miniport...'
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05 Aug 2013   #8
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Why did you delete it your wifi ? Did you delete the driver or the network ?
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05 Aug 2013   #9
Wen94

windows 7 starter 32-bit
 
 

I think I deleted the network.. Accidental delete perhaps because I wanted to remove something else and not the wifi..
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05 Aug 2013   #10
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Remove the Ethernet cable from the laptop make sure your wifi is enabled either by a button on the side or on the front of your laptop . Or by the Fn+F2 buttons then go to the icon with the little bar graph on the sys tray by your time on the taskbar and see if you see your network name listed . If you do click on it and click on the Connect button input password for the network and see if you could login .
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