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Upon trying to uninstall old driver software for my linksys (AE2500) USB network adapter I accidently checked a box that said "Delete the driver software for this device." What i did in turn was accidently delete the actual operating system for the USB adapter. I base this conclusion off observing the blue light on the adapter staying solid. Anyone know a fix???
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No, you just deleted the driver for the device. A driver is a piece of software that tells the OS how to interface with a device. The driver is inside the OS.... it is never on the device itself. The light is off probably because the OS no longer knows how to communicate to the WiFi adapter..
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No, you just deleted the driver for the device. A driver is a piece of software that tells the OS how to interface with a device. The driver is inside the OS.... it is never on the device itself. The light is off probably because the OS no longer knows how to communicate to the WiFi adapter..
^ This.
Go to http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/support/adapters/AE2500 on another computer and you can download the driver and save it to a flash drive, plug it into the computer needing the driver and install it. Or you can plug a ethernet cable into your computer and router and then download and install the driver on the computer that needs it.
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