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Qualcomm Atheros AR956x wireless network adapter problem



I have Win 8.1 on my Y5070

After I uninstalled HotSpotshield software and restarted, I lost these two drivers:

Qualcomm Atheros AR956x wireless network adapter


Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller


I managed to intall driver of 2nd one by unstalling the device and reinstalling the latest version of drive(v10.0.0.298) and it's ok now

But 1st one has still problem

I installed this:

and restarted...

it still has the yellow sign in Device manager, saying:

"This device cannot start. (code 10)"


I followed this:

and no result!


Please guide me Smiley Indifferent

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Re: Qualcomm Atheros AR956x wireless network adapter problem

hi Ehsan405,


Welcome to the Forums.


Can you try the following:

1. Navigate to Control Panel (icon views) > Programs and Features and uninstall anything that relates to Qualcomm or Atheros Wireless Driver and reboot. 


2. After the reboot, you should see Network Controller under Device Manager. Perform a right click on this entry and select Update Driver > Browse my computer for driver software and point to one of these folders to update the driver:




C:\drivers\WLAN Driver(Atheros, Broadcom, Realtek)\Atheros\


If the code 10 error persist, it's likely that some registry entries were corrupted when you uninstalled Hotspotshield. If possible, perform a System Restore to revert the unit back to working condition and follow this guide in uninstalling Hotspot Shield.




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