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My wireless driver/adapter is missing from the list on my Device Manager. I do have Ethernet access. I'm attempting to install a wireless printer but there's no adapter. Is it possible to download it? The adapter was there until I switched to Google Fiber.

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@DaringTexan -- The adapter was there until I switched to Google Fiber.

 

What device came with that service?  How many Ethernet ports does it have? Does it also work as a WiFi adapter?

 

If your computer is connected via Ethernet to that device, and your printer is connected, via WiFi, to that device, then both the computer and the printer are members of your local network.  So, once you have configured the printer to connect to your new WiFi, you can use "Add Networked Printer" on your computer, to be able to use the printer. Your computer and your printer will communicate "through" the Google device.

 

Note that connecting your printer to your Google device means that any other computer/network/smart-phone on your network can also print to the printer.

 

> I'm attempting to install a wireless printer but there's no adapter

 

If the device-driver software for the computer's WiFi adapter was installed before you switched to Google, that software is still installed on your computer, unless there was a technician who foolishly uninstalled the software.

Disconnect the Ethernet cable, and see if you can make a WiFi connection to your Google device, by selecting its SSID, and entering the password for the WiFi network.

 

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@DaringTexan -- The adapter was there until I switched to Google Fiber.

 

What device came with that service?  How many Ethernet ports does it have? Does it also work as a WiFi adapter?

 

If your computer is connected via Ethernet to that device, and your printer is connected, via WiFi, to that device, then both the computer and the printer are members of your local network.  So, once you have configured the printer to connect to your new WiFi, you can use "Add Networked Printer" on your computer, to be able to use the printer. Your computer and your printer will communicate "through" the Google device.

 

Note that connecting your printer to your Google device means that any other computer/network/smart-phone on your network can also print to the printer.

 

> I'm attempting to install a wireless printer but there's no adapter

 

If the device-driver software for the computer's WiFi adapter was installed before you switched to Google, that software is still installed on your computer, unless there was a technician who foolishly uninstalled the software.

Disconnect the Ethernet cable, and see if you can make a WiFi connection to your Google device, by selecting its SSID, and entering the password for the WiFi network.

 

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