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ERASED MY WIRELESS DRIVER!!!!!!


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#1 ajayz2010

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 11:46 AM

Hi I was cleaning up a wireless program that I recently downloaded called arthro or something like that. I was trying to erase because I didnt like it so I went to add/remove and erased what I thought was part of the program and then I lost wireless connection and my wireless icon in the tray. So I went to internet connections in control panel and I didnt see a icon in there iether. Also, I had a alert from windows saying it wants me to download a hardware update but It wont let me download. I also didnt see the program in the recycle bin iether.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 12:08 PM

Make, model and type of PC?

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 12:14 PM

I have a toshiba laptop satellite a105-s2101 running windows xp

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 12:42 PM

Hi I was cleaning up a wireless program that I recently downloaded called arthro or something like that.



Was it Atheros?

Specs for your laptop include this:

Atheros 802.11 b/g wireless-LAN


Right click on the My Computer icon on your desktop. Choose Manage. When Computer Management opens, click on Device Manager.

In Device Manager, click Network Adapters. Is the device listed and does it have a yellow symbol next to it?

If you don't see it in Network Adapters, look for something that says Unknown or Other, look under that.

After you find the adapter listed, and if it has the yellow symbol next to it, RIGHT click the adapter name. Choose UNINSTALL, confirm you want to uninstall. After it uninstalls, reboot your computer.

Upon reboot, the device should be found as New Hardware, and drivers should install.

After the installation of the drivers, see if you can connect to the internet.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 31 October 2010 - 01:02 PM.


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Posted 31 October 2010 - 12:55 PM

No its not in niether section the only thing with the yellow symbol is ethernet controller

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:18 PM

Try the uninstall of the device as suggested above.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:25 PM

so uninstall my ethernet control...Why would I do that

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:28 PM

This page should get you what you need.
You will want this one. It appears to be the driver only. This will allow you to use the Windows built-in wireless configuration utility to set up your connection.
01-18-2006
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Atheros Mini PCI Wireless Lan (802.11a/b/g, b/g) Driver for Windows XP/2000(v4.1.2.111i129; 01-12-2006; 2.89M)


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Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:41 PM

so uninstall my ethernet control...Why would I do that


After you find the adapter listed, and if it has the yellow symbol next to it, RIGHT click the adapter name. Choose UNINSTALL, confirm you want to uninstall. After it uninstalls, reboot your computer.

Upon reboot, the device should be found as New Hardware, and drivers should install.


ThunderZ has supplied you with the page where you can find the drivers for your device. Since he has done so, please try that instead of uninstalling the device.

I had also found the page for network adapter drivers for your system, but was reluctant to post the info until it was known which adapter driver you need. (Atheros or RealTek, although based on your first post I suspect you need the driver for Atheros)

Edited by Queen-Evie, 31 October 2010 - 01:43 PM.


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Posted 31 October 2010 - 02:29 PM

Ok I downloaded and installed it.. When I installed it the program wanted me to reboot I did and still I see no driver in device manager

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 02:41 PM

Ok. Let me double check my own suggestion.

You went to the page I linked to. In the first drop down menu selected your operating system, Note there is an option for XP and XP with SP2 & 3. Then selected Wi-Fi in the second drop down menu.

The file you d\l`d should be named ta6wlanax.exe

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 05:27 PM

oohhh ok i didnt choose with sp2...thanx its working now

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 05:45 PM

:thumbsup:

Glad to hear all is well.




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