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I am having a hard time finding the driver I need for the wireless card in a Gateway zx4250. It runs Windows 8 native but I just installed Windows 7 on the machine. I know that the wireless card is an Atheros, but have no idea what numbers, or model number to go any further than that.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


P.S, the ones on the gateway website are not working... obviously
Edited by Nilareon - 7/1/13 at 8:42am
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I've had success by removing the card and searching all over it for numbers.
With some numbers and Google you have the best chance, although, there may not be a Win7 driver available if the card was never sold in a Win7 machine.
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Try downloading the trial version of AIDA64 and through that you may be able to directly download the driver you need. Searching through to the right tab you can find your hardware device and AIDA should find the correct driver webpage for that hardware. See below for example



If not then you can try searching for the exact model number or model name in device manager ( control panel / system/ device manager/ network adapters ) and then go to the correct webpage to download drivers. Or alternatively find out what device manager says about which model wifi it is and post back here biggrin.gif
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