accidentally deleted atheros wireless network

January 25, 2011 at 14:48:58
Specs: Windows XP
i accidentally deleted the Atheros AR5007EG wireless network adaptor and now cannot connect wirless. how can i reinstall the Artheros? i have the XP prof sofware that came with the computer but dont want to reinstall everything. can i just take the Artheros and load it?

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#1
January 25, 2011 at 14:59:55

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#2
January 25, 2011 at 15:05:04
Right click "My computer" and click "properties' open the "device manager'" and see if it shows an exclamation mark over "network adapters" if it does, right click where you see the wireless adapter and update driver, hopefully it will find the driver again and load it. If it does not, then connect with a wired connection, go online and download the wireless adapter driver for your computer from the manufacturer. Dell, Acer...who ever have a support/downloads find your model and operating system and download/ install the wlan driver. or use the above post for the driver;)

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#3
February 7, 2011 at 15:32:07
thanks --tried but no luck -- was wondering
1) does it matter if its the user or administrator who installed the wireless driver
2) 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

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#4
February 7, 2011 at 18:21:51
Tell us your brand name system make and model. or if you have a generic desktop system, the model of the mboard - that's usually printed in larger characters on the surface of the mboard, often between the slots.

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)
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"...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.
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#5
February 10, 2011 at 15:44:29
sorry --i have a Toshiba laptop A200.. The reason i asked the question on admin was because i go to the device manager and try to "You do
not have sufficient security privileges to install devices on this
computer." and am told to contact my site administrator

it has no yellow ? or red X beside it

i am not 100% sure but all i know it was a Atheros wireless driver --and i checked the Toshiba web site and this the one they listed for my laptop

thanks again for any help


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#6
February 10, 2011 at 15:59:15
"it has no yellow ? or red X beside it"

If it has the proper name, then the adapter itself is working fine. You didn't accidently delete it.
It's probably your wireless settings for the adapter that are screwed up.

Does your user have administrator rights ?

If this is in XP....
If your user doesn't have administrator rights, someone who has administrator rights on your computer must fix your problem, or they must temporarily assign administrator rights to your user so that you can fix your problem yourself.

If this is in Vista or Windows 7.....

If your user doesn't have administrator rights, the same applies.

If your user DOES have administrator rights, READ the installation directions for the wireless adapter ! Sometimes you must RIGHT click on something and choose Run as Administrator before you can install or run a program !


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#7
February 10, 2011 at 17:51:52
I'm assuming you are using XP on the subject computer.
Are you ?

"Toshiba laptop A200."

Which one ?

Satellite A200-ST2041
Satellite A200-ST2042
Satellite A200-ST2043

Drivers are listed for an optional Intel wireless adapter
The Detailed specs list another optional one.
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Satellite Pro A200-EZ2204X
Satellite Pro A200-EZ2205X

Drivers are listed for both an Intel and an Atheros wireless adapter

Look on the label, probably on the bottom of the laptop.
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