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I accidentally deleted atheros driver

  1. #1

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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 6.3.9600

    I accidentally deleted atheros driver

    Hi. So I was erasing malware and junk off my laptop (Satellite C855) trying to get rid of any viruses and I accidentally deleted Atheros AR8162/8166/8168, I later found out that my wifi was no longer working, What should I do? Is it a simple fix or should I send it out to a shop? -Thanks

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  2. #2

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Ajgo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You could go to the Toshiba drivers & software webpage below on another computer, enter the full model number of your Satellite C855-xxxxxx and click on Go to be able to download the Atheros driver. Afterwards, just copy the driver installation file to the Satellite and install it.

    Drivers & Software Support | Toshiba

    Hope this helps,
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  3. #3

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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 6.3.9600

    Thanks Shawn! Sounds much easier than restoring my laptop and risk bringing back viruses.
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  4. #4

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    I did a search for the numbers you gave and came back as a LAN device not wireless. Hopefully you find the right ones. I was going to also suggest doing a scan for hardware changes in Device Manager.
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  5. #5

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    here is the most stable official Atheros WLAN Driver v10.0.0.274 that fixed the random disconnection issues.

    the link is from ASUS but the driver is the generic Atheros driver that can be installed on any laptop with an Atheros WLAN chipset
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