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  • stephensmith Jul 08, 2008

    I just got att dsl service with a wireless gateway. The installation directions required that I connect to the gateway via an ethernet cable. Installation seemed to go fine. Problem is that now, I can only connect my Gateway laptop via hardwire with ethernet cable. I cannot even search for available wireless networks. Something in the installation seems to have turned off my wireless system. I can still toggle it on and off, but if I try to do any network/wireless operations, it says it cannot find my hardware. I searched the hardware list for my wireless adapter, and it says it is working properly.????????

  • John Blake May 11, 2010

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Download the drivers from Gateway's support site or if you already have them, then unistall the drivers from the device manager, the reboot. It will find and reinstall them.

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