Acer Aspire M5 583P wifi driver fix

Q. Here us a wifi driver question from a reader comment:

hello, coming to u again for some help, this time im upgrading athe hdd to an ssd on an Acer Aspire M5 583p-9688. here is a rundown on what ive attempted. cloned original hdd to ssd using paragon software ( was successful when i cloned the hdd for the asus laptop). physically swapped the drives. f12 settings changed UFEI boot settings to Legacy, placed SSD on top of the list as first to boot., saved and exit. and here is where the guys at my school helped out and took over, they installed windows 8.1 pro over my original 8.1 home pre through a usb drive. once they did that it successfully booted from the SSD, but it didnt have my original drivers, files, etc. so all the original drivers had to be reinstalled, they all worked well except for 1, the wifi driver. i could only connect via ethernet. i downloaded the wifi drivers from the acer website, didnt work, i tried to get them from my original hdd, and it didnt work. i am stuck and dont know what to do. im ready to follow any directions or tips u may have.
thanks JD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A. I have seen a lot of issues posted online with the wireless in that particular model (Qualcomm Atheros AR5BWB222 network adapter) :-( However, the following driver download should solve your issue:

:-)

Atheros 10.0.0.234 wifi driver (the driver is listed as being for Windows 8, but it will work for 8.1 as well.

Screenshot showing the correct driver to use for your model

Screenshot showing the correct driver to use for your model


*if you have 32-bit Windows 8.1 installed please let me know as it may require a different driver.

 Alternative: swap out the Atheros card for a faster Intel wifi adapter.

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