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Why do you think you deleted the Atheros AR5007EG wireless network adaptor ?
If the Atheros AR5007EG wireless network adapter is shown in Device Manager - Network adapters and has no yellow ? or red X beside it, you did not delete it, and it's working fine. Your no wireless connection problem is probably caused by the Security settings on both ends of the wireless connection not being compatible with each other.
(RIGHT click on My Computer - Properties - Hardware - Device Manager)
"...now cannot connect wirless "
Your wireless connection not working doesn't necessarily indicate there's anything wrong with the wireless adapter, or that you have accidentally deleted it.
If you're using Security settings for the wireless connection (e.g. a type of encryption and a code or a password), the Security settings on both ends of the wireless connection must be compatible with each other - if they aren't , the wireless adapter CANNOT connect to the wireless router or whatever it is supposed to connect to.
"does it matter if its the user or administrator who installed the wireless driver"
A user may or may not need to have administrator rights to install software - it depends on the particular software.
All users of XP have administrator rights by default, unless the Administrator user changed settings and limited the rights for that user.
The Administrator user is only a user Logon choice when the computer is booted into XP's Safe mode or Safe mode with networking.
" maybe i need some additional drivers -- before it had a packet scheduler miniport and a direct parallel network adapter. I am not sure where to get these additional 2 "
A Direct Cable Connection listing is optional.
If you truly have deleted the Atheros AR5007EG wireless network adaptor , which hasn't been confirmed by what info you supplied so far, un-installing any software listed for it in Add or Remove Programs, then installing the software again for it the proper way will load whatever was loaded for it previously.