I bought this computer in May and still not in full operation. Lack of experience..now I need to go on Wireless pls advise me what to buy and also I want to buy a printer so what sort of printer...Thank you in advance (Senimili Waqawai) email address .......email@example.com
Well, you'll need a wireless router for starters (if you don't already have one). I'd recommend a Linksys wireless router. This will broadcast your internet throughout your house. Make sure to secure it, otherwise neighbors can jump on your wireless. As far as the printer goes, it really depends what your going to be printing. If you need a photo printer, get one that prints great quality images. Thats really up to what you need it for though, a sales associate can answers those questions in person.
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The wireless feature on a Gateway computer allows you to connect to a network without the hassle of cables. This allows you to browse the Internet conveniently wherever you are. Gateway computers rely on Windows operating systems, which come with a built-in feature to manage your wireless connection. This feature makes turning off your wireless connection an easy process if, for a moment, you prefer to connect to the Internet using a wired connection.
Click the Windows "Start" menu and click the "Control Panel." Click Network and Internet Connections > Network Connection, if you are using a Windows XP Gateway computer. You should see your wireless connection. For Windows Vista and 7 Gateway computers, click "Network and Sharing Center" from the Control Panel and click "Manage Wireless Connections." You should see your wireless connection. Right-click your wireless connection and click "Disable" to turn it off. Close "Network Connections" when you are done.
If you bought a full retail version and not an upgrade, you may need to do a fresh installation of windows. You also need to make certain that your gateway model is able to upgrade to windows 7. Checking your computer's support page, there are no BIOS updates available. Your computer should be fully capable of upgrading to windows 7 from windows Vista. ALso looking at Gateway's support page for this model, there are no drivers offered for Windows 7. All drivers offered are for windows Vista. I have seen computers in the past that will not tolerate an operating system change from the system that was installed at the factory.
If you have a restore partition, you can back up your data, and do a clean install of windows after formatting your hard drive. You may also want to make recovery disks for your computer in case the Win 7 will take on your computer or you cannot get your hardware to work with Win 7 since Gateway offers no Win 7 drivers.
Good luck. Take precautions to back up data and be able to revert to your original factory settings if necessary.
It seems that you need a wireless encryption key or pass phrase for your wireless connection. Unfortunately you have not provided more details about what router or device you have for your wireless connectivity.Anyway , whatever it is you can check it by using your computer. First i want you to connect your router/modem directly to your computer using an ethernet or usb cable. In this way we isolated the issue regarding wireless encryption. By doing so we may now find how to check your encryption key. For Win XP/Vista pls ff the steps provided below:
Start> run > type: cmd and hit enter > on the Dos command prompt type in ipconfig /all and take note of your default gateway. It should look like this 192.168.1.1 for ex depending of what device you have and it would vary.When you have your default gateway open your browser ie IE and on th address bar type in the default gateway. It may prompt you for your UN and PW.After that youl have a chance to access your router's page. In there youl have chance to view your wireless settings as well as your wireless encryption key.
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