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Old 03-13-2012, 09:21 AM   #1
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Hi guys, I'm new here. I have a home network set up at my house that I set up through my laptop but unfortunately it broke. So I have my wife's laptop it's a older Gateway running Windows XP. I upgraded to SP3 and ever since then I can't get back on my wifi connection.

When I go into my network connections the wireless connection icon is there. The lan connection is there but that's all I see. I go into the device manager thingy and I don't see the other option tab with yellow question marks on it. I went into the bios and made sure all the settings were set to default. I don't know how to get it back. I've looked all over the web for an answer because her laptop is our only computer at the moment. THanks.
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Is there a switch to turn the wireless on/off? It could be a hardware switch on the outside of the laptop or a software switch by pressing FN and one of the F-keys.
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My wife's laptop is a gateway mx 6445. I recently upgraded to service pack 3 still running windows xp. I went into my network connections and theree is no wireless connection option. It says I'm connected to some LAN thing but here is no wireless option.

I made sure the wireless radio is on by pressing fn f2 to turn the radio on. I go into device manager and under the network controller there are two options with yellow question marks so I'm assuming that I'm missing the wireless drivers?? Thanks.
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Try this: Gateway Support - Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook / MX Series / MX6440
Or sometimes even windows update might have them (if you can hardwire the laptop).
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