You may find you cannot connect wireless network after upgrading to Windows 10 or finishing a Windows update. The reason probably is that the Qualcomm Atheros wireless adapter driver is missing or not compatible with your system. Maybe you will find a question mark or an exclamation mark beside the device in Device Manager. You can solve Qualcomm Atheros Wireless Network Adapter driver issue by updating this driver. And here you can get three ways to do that.
Method 1: Update by Device Manager
Updating by Device Manager is a common and simple way to update drivers. You can follow the below steps.
1. Right click Start Menu and choose Device Manager.
2. Expand Network adapters. Right click the Qualcomm Atheros Wireless Network Adapter, and select Update driver.
3. Choose Search automatically for updated driver softwarer.
Then it will search and install a new version one for you.
Method 2: Download and Install a New Version Driver Manually
As it is said in Qualcomm’s official website, Qualcomm now does not offer support or drivers to end consumers.
So if you want to download its driver from website, you need to go to the official website of your computer’s manufacturer. For example, if your computer’s brand is Lenovo, you can get access to download Qualcomm Atheros Wireless Network Adapter Driver in Lenovo’s Support page.
And here are some Brand computer drivers download tutorials.
After you download it, double click it and follow the installation wizard to install it.
Tips: Before you install the driver you download, you can change its properties to make it in Compatibility Mode. If you want to know the detailed steps to do it, you can read this article as a reference.
Method 3: Download and Install by Driver DR
Driver DR is a professional tool to help you download and install updated drivers and missing drivers. Using Driver DR is convenient and can save some time for you. Here are steps to use this application to download and install the driver.
1. Download and install the app, Driver DR.
2. Run Driver DR and click Scan Now.
3. Then it will tell you how many devices need updated drivers and how many devices missing drivers. You can click Get Drivers button to get access to these drivers.
4. Find the Qualcomm Atheros wireless adapter driver you need. Click Download.
After it is downloaded, click Install.
You can also choose Download All to download all drivers missing or need to be updated and then install them all. It will save much time for you compared with updating them one by one.
This method is recommended if you think it hard or troublesome to find the driver you need in official website.
These three ways are about how to update you Qualcomm Atheros Wireless Network Adapter Drivers. Hope this passage can help you with such driver issues.