Need to download a wireless adapter for my Gateway 830gm desktop
I cannot connect to the internet via LAN because there is no cable/dsl installed in the apt, i am residing in. But I can pick up a wifi within the building. But there is no wireless card installed on my desktop...How can I resolve this??
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Re: Need to download a wireless adapter for my Gateway...
Are you sure there is no wireless device in the machine? Picking up a wireless connection in a desktop without a wireless device is a bit of an impossibility. Do you have a cellular device connected to the computer? Some of the cell wireless cards (Sprint for example) double as wireless cards for wifi hotspots. Many cell phones can be treated as wireless modems on your computer. Take another look and post back.
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those should have come in the install disc, if possible, can you use the wireless to connect to get the drivers. if not, find a friend that has internet acess and down load the driver to a thumb drive and install that way,
You will need to open up your network connections click start control panel network connections this may vary depending on your operating system look for local area connection if you see a Red X or a yellow Exclamation or Question mark ! ? you will need to update or install the driver or it could be firewalled. If you are trying to connect through a modem/router the driver should have come with a disc provided by your ISP internet service provider or your motherboard disc click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to network adapters could see a yellow question / exclamation mark? ! or a red X right click install drivers Make sure you Ethernet/internet is enabled in bios Restart your computer during the boot up process you will see on your screen a certain key to press to enter set up (BIOS) usually the Delete or F2 key press and hold that key to enter bios using arrow keys scroll to intergrated peripherals. Look for SiS On Chip Pci Device press enter scroll to SiS 10/100m press ENTER make sure its enabledimake sure its enabledPci device arrows key scroll to nstalled. http://download.cnet.com/802-11b-g-atheros/3000-2112_4-162108.html wireless lan http://download.cnet.com/realtek-rtl-gigabit-and/3000-2112_4-10278840.html 2000/XP/XP 64-bit. http://download.cnet.com/3dp-net/3000-2112_4-10915115.html Provide integrated driver installer that supports many model of Ethernet card if these drivers are not right http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html just type in what you want or need be specific you might have to try a few times to get it right IE: Motherboard name lan drivers. Place a tick in either windows software or the all software box. Hope this helps.
Unlike notebook computers, most desktops don't come with wireless networking built in. I can't find any mention on Dell's site that the Vostro 200 has wireless capability, so this computer doesn't have a wireless switch. To use your desktop computer on a wireless network, you'll need to install a wireless adapter. USB adapters are very easy to use since you just have to plug them in. They're not expensive and you can easily find them at retail stores and online.
You are on the right track! It sounds like you still need to download and install the LAN driver. When you go to THIS website you will see the third file you can download is the LAN Driver - Nvidia Ethernet Driver.
After you install the driver and restart your computer should detect if you are connected to the internet via LAN cable.
Hope this helps! Please let me know if this information was helpful!
Currently, the most common way to connect a desktop system to the internet, is by using the network jack to connect to a broadband cable modem or DSL modem. To do either you must have the service from either you cable provider or phone company (For DSL) and have the modem device for the service. Fees run $20 to $50 a month depending on speed you subscribe.
You connect the device to the system using a CAT5 network cable to a RJ45 (8 wire telephone type jack). Some Cable/DSL modems also have USB connection capability for the few systems these days that do not have a built in RJ45 connector To use them, you install the associated software, then connect the USB cable when prompted.
If you don't have Cable/DSL then dial up telephone modem is the next option, this requires a telephone modem that has an RJ11c telephone cord jack connection, most current computers only have a telephone modem as an option, but they can still be bought for around $20 and you will require a dial up internet service (Few remain, one is Netzero in the USA)
Initially check whether the ip address is assigned in the computer in which internet is not browsing using the command ipconfig/all for windows and ifconfig for linux.If ip is present try to ping the default gateway ip address,if ping is success there is no issue in the cable you used and also with ip address.If ip is not assigned assign ip by manually or by using dhcp of router.Enable and disable the lan card in the router so that sometimes the problem get resolved.After ip is assigned and ping with router is ok .Ensure dns servers are correct else give google public dns server 220.127.116.11.Then try to ping www.google.com in command prompt if ping is success then you can browse.
Are you trying to hook up the laptop wirelessly to the pc? because then the pc would need to have a wireless card as well....sounds like I need more info, but if you are trying to do what I think you are, you should just get a wireless router instead, hook the pc tower directly to it via ethernet cable, and then setup the laptop to connect to the router. The router would hook to your dsl or cable router....what service do you have?
Since youre setting up a DSL connection choose Set up broadband connection > PPPoE. You will need the username and password you were given to this account (contact customer service at your ISP for this info). Enter the info and have it remember the password. Click connect. Once Vista finds the connection, it will ask you to choose a network type (Home, Work, or Public). Select the type and enjoy. If the connection fails, recheck your username and password entries.