Satellite Pro L630-12: the Ethernet controller v v. WLAN network card

Basic questions:
My Satellite Pro L630-12F has (A) an Atheros AR8151 PCI - E Gigabit Ethernet Controller, and (B) Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter.
Toshiba continues regularly informing me that a Wireless Lan Driver update was released, which I need to install.

First question: is Wireless LAN Ethernet controller driver or the network card?

I have check the versions on my machine of both (A) and (B) with the PC diagnostic tool and find that (B) is the latest version (5.60.48.35) and (A) is a very old version (1.0.0.26). I download the latest version (9.2.0.316.0) of "Atheros Wireless LAN Adapter" for my machine from the Wireless LAN Driver download page (Windows 7 (64)) and run the file. But, everywhere I look, my machine continues to say that the version of (A) is (1.0.0.26).

Second question: am I update the Ethernet Atheros controller when I download and run the Atheros Wireless LAN Adapter?
If Yes, then why doesn't it show the latest version information?

Sorry for the basic questions, but I found no explanations in various forums on the difference between 'ethernet controller', 'network card' and 'Wireless LAN' after searching several times. I'm afraid that Toshiba keeps informing me that I don't have the latest version of the wireless LAN driver despite my efforts to follow their instructions.

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> First question: is Wireless LAN Ethernet controller driver or the network card?

Ethernet controller can be both; WLan and LAN in your case I guess that WLan is Ethernet controller, it would seem if the WLan driver is not installed

Your laptop L630-12F seems to bear card Broadcom BCM94313 WLan and the driver can be found here:
http://APS2.toshiba-tro.de/WLAN/

> Am updated the Ethernet Atheros controller when I download and run the Atheros Wireless LAN Adapter?

This is driver LAN!

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