Wifi driver got deleted, how to re-install?

campingcarl101

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I upgraded from xp to win 7 on my Acer Aspire One 532H, I choose to format my driver to start with a clean computer. I tried to connect to wifi but I couldnt, turns out my wifi driver got deleted, I download the driver and I ran the setup but its still not showing up in device manager. The wifi driver is Atheros 8.0.0.259. Ive tried everything and I cant use the ethernet cord forever. Please help.
 

digitaldoc

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The device should show up in the Device Manager even if you don't have a driver. This points to a hardware issue.

Simplest fix is to get a USB wifi adapter, which will have a new driver, and bypass the issue.
 

campingcarl101

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I do have a netgear n600 wifi dual band usb adapter. Would that suffice
 
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