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About Wifi and Atheros Wifi Adapter

Wi-Fi, also spelled Wifi or WiFi, is a local area wireless technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data or connect to the internet using 2.4 GHz UHF and 5 GHz SHF ISM radio bands. It can be used by personal computers, video-game consoles, smartphones, digital cameras, tablet computers and digital audio player to connect to a network resource such as the Internet via a wireless network access point. And such an access point (or hotspot) has a range of about 20 meters (66 feet) indoors and a greater range outdoors. Among many wifi adapter brands, Qualcomm Atheros is a developer of semiconductors for network communications, particularly wireless chipsets and adapters, which offers wireless connectivity solutions for numbers of digital users. But in order to enable the wifi adapter works properly, simple methods to install atheros wifi driver are necessary for you to know. In this article, you will find installing atheros wifi driver is easy and fun.

Simple Methods to Install Atheros Wifi Driver

Method one, install atheros wifi driver through device manager.

Step 1

Click Start, then right-click "My Computer" (or "Computer") and click "Manage".
    

Step 2

In the Computer Management window, on the left, click "Device Manager".

Step 3

Click the "+" sign in front of Mouse and other pointing devices.
    

Step 4

Right-click the device listed below Mouse and other pointing devices and select Uninstall.
    

Step 5

Click OK to confirm removal of the device.
   

Step 6

Restart the system. Windows will detect and automatically install the driver.

Method two, install atheros wifi driver from official website.

Step 1

Open your browser, type "atheros driver" into the searching box or paste "http://www.qca.qualcomm.com/" to open its official website directly.
    

Step 2

Click "Driver Downloads" under the column of "Resources" to find proper driver for your device. Please refer to below image.
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Step 3

You can find proper drivers for your device through its driver list. If you cannot find your model number, look at the tips at the bottom of article for help. Please look at below images.
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Step 4

By clicking proper driver files from the list, the driver will start to download.
    

Step 5

Double click the driver file and install it.
Did you find proper drivers? If you cannot find proper driver, or the driver downloaded from official website doesn't compatible with your operating system, I'd like to recommend an automatic drivers download utility for you.

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How to install atheros wifi driver with DriverTuner?

Step 1

Download and install DriverTuner.

Step 2

Scan for drivers.

Step 3

Download and update drivers.

Tips

  • If you do not know how to find information of your driver and the computer, please type "dxdiag" in the Open box - click "OK", then you may get the whole information of your device.

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