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Gateway nv79 i have a bottleneck problem. i know i need a new wireless chip, but when switching chips with my other computer and having full bars, it still bottlenecks even without any other devices on.

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How to download wireless

I'm assuming you are referring to the Wireless Network Adapter. Gateway has several different ones (which I'm sure you noticed) depending on which one was installed on the build date. To find the correct Network Adapter click Start, then type "Device Manager" (w/o quotes) and press Enter. In the new Device Manager window, look for Network Adapter(s) and click the "+" to expand it. At minimum, there will be two there, one factory installed and the other is the one you installed. Right click the adapter and select "Properties". This will give you all the information to download the correct driver for your computer. Return to Gateway's download site, locate the same driver and download it. I've had to do this a few times with my Gateway NV79 Notebook due to deliberate corrupted drivers during PC Hardware/Software Troubleshooting classes.

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Why my internet works with cable but not wireless?

Because the wi fi chip on your laptop has either been turned off (lots of laptops have on/off switches on key board to disable this chip when not used to conserve battery power) OR for some reason the driver associated with the chip is not working properly. U can go to device manage and under "network adapters" click on your chip and have the driver reinstalled - that should resolve the matter and upon rebooting the computer should detect your wireless network.

I had to return a laptop because the wireless chip went south. Anyway, if your chip is bogus, you can always get an external wireless stick for about ten dollars - repairing the chip on your mo bo is prohibitive in expense.

If your computer is giving you a message regarding a corrupted or missing file, you can try getting the file from the internet or from another working computer that has same file.

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I have a grand caravan i had a new starter put in as well as a new computer and it still wont start. have any answers?please help.we think it is the security but dont know how to fix

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Can the cpu be upgraded on a Gateway NV7915U Laptop?

The Gateway NV7915U Notebook PC, is one of the Gateway NV79 series, of Notebook PC',

Click on Specifications

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Look to the right of - Processor

These are the Intel Core processors that are supported by your laptop.

Further; look at the motherboard chipset used,
Intel Mobile HM55 Express chipset.

More information on the Intel (Mobile) HM55 Express chipset,

Look under the first heading - Chipset - at HM55
Read across, and match up to the headings above.

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No driver for wireless on my gateway loptop model NV79

Below are links to three versions of the driver for the NV79's wireless LAN. Which is the correct one will depend on the manufacturer of your notebook's on-board wireless card. For simplicity sake, I recommend just downloading and installing all three; your computer will be able to determine which is the correct one.

Here are the links:
Intel: Download
Atheros: Download
Realtek: Download

Each of these links was obtained from Gateway's official driver download web site for the NV79 Series notebook computer (which you can access here).

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I have a laptop and have always gotten on the internet wirelessly ,i tried hooking up on with the modem hardwire, then from there i dont know what to do, i have a windows 7 os and an gateway nv79 laptop....

make sure your ethernet mod has the most recent drivers. You should be able to do this at your manufacturers site. Also, 7 will turn off one or the other connections when switched. make sure local connection is not disabled.
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Would like to upgrade my motherboard. What are some compatible models for a gateway M305CRV


Unfortunately notebook PCs can't be upgraded like desktop PCs can. Each model can only use that specific motherboard. The full specs for your notebook can be found here: This shows that that board can use either a Celeron processor or a Pentium 4 Mobile processor, both need to be the 100mhz buss speed versions. If you have the Celeron model notebook you can gain a little speed by replacing the chip and going to the Pentium 4 chip but it still will not be up to current notebook speeds because of the 100mhz buss speed of the board. Your best bet would be sell the laptop and get a new one. You an catch one on sale at Office Depot, Staples or Best Buy for about $400. You should be able to sell your unit for $150-250 and then put what you were going to use for a motherboard and you will be about at the price of a new one.

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I have a gateway MSII have a gateway MSI Ms-7399 mother board. I have an E6300 pentium dual core processor at 2.8 with a FSB at 1066,in it and it works fine. I want to know what the specs on the board are...

The board is maxed out at 1066 and it does not appear that gateway has a BIOS update to allow for the higher FSB reuired with the faster Intel chips. If you installed one of these newer LGA 775 chips into your computer it may work but would be a lot slower than what it is rated due to the chips multiplier would be set for 1333. I could not see any BIOS updates from gateway for this board. Also these chips are designed to run with the faster memory and the 800mhz memory speed would also be a bottle neck for your system.

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