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My wireless stop working cable works it was saying turn on a switch but it doesn't have one mx8711 laptop vista try drivers from gateway

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Here is a link to the gateway documentation. There is a notebook reference guide explaining the operation of the computer. One section talks about the network radio and how to turn it on and off by using the Fn and F2 keys. You should see a light go on and off as you repeatedly press those two keys (hold fn down and then press F2). That may solve your problem. If not there are several manuals on that page which should help you out.

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I purchased a SBG901 and have connected 2 MAC pc's wireless - 1 HP printer and 1 Compag laptop, I have one more pc which is running Vista on a HP Pavilion dv5 and visited the HP website to update


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How do I enable the wireless switch on a Gateway mx8711


HI there,

Most Gateway® notebooks have a designated multi-function button or function key to turn your wireless on and off. This information is located in your notebook's user guide.
The user guides for the Gateway® branded notebooks are installed on your hard drive. To access your user's guide, from the Start menu, point to All Programs, and then click Gateway Documentation. User guides are also located on the Gateway® Web site. To download or view a copy of the user's guide from Gateway.com, select your notebook type from the Notebook User Guides support page. Another source of reference for networking your computer is the Gateway Notebook Networking Guide. Quick reference:
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  • Gateway® M500 - Multi-function button (first on top)
  • The Gateway® M275 notebook uses the system keys FN+F7
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Hope this helps you out.

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I have been trying to reinstall vista on my mx8711 but before install completes the screen blocks up and freezes and will not finalize installation,try to run fix says bad drivers how do i procede


you may need to re-format hard disk before installing the software as windows will try re-using the existing installation instead of re-placing it. start from the windows cd, then select to go to dos prompt.
type
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Gateway laptop wireless driver


send request to need_software@ymail.com

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MX8711 notebook, no sound


Hello,

Although gateway doesn't provide free phone support for Refurbished models all of the original software can be restored individually from the restore set(assuming you made it) or downloaded for free from gateways website.

If it's simply an issue with the update causing a problem, try re-installing the sigmatel audio driver from the driver and applications DVD you made, or if you didn't make one click the link below and scroll down to the sound section. You can download a fresh copy from there.

http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?st=pn&param=1014139R

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No sound driver working on my gateway notebook pc


Did you check the Device Manager, the audio driver, has it a yellow ? against it or is it OK and enabled? If it is has the MUTE button been ticked?
If it has a yellow ? against the audio driver then the correct audio driver was not installed. Go to the Gateway Support/download page to download the correct XP driver for your model laptop's audio device and install it.
If the sound still doesn't work check Device Manager to see if the driver was installed and working.

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Check on Device Manager if it is working properly

Right-click My Computer-Properties-Hardware-Device Manager
Click on the plus sign beside Network Adapter and double-click your wireless card.
Check on the device status if it says it's working properly.
Try to disable-enable the adapter by right-clicking on it under the device manager window.
If it has a question mark, it is most likely driver issues so contact your wireless card manufacturer or PC manufacturer if the wireless card is built in.

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