Gateway® DX4320 Series Network Controller

All that you need to know about network controllers in your Gateway® DX4320


A network controller or commonly known as a Local Area Connection adapter is a computer hardware that facilitates the connection of a computer to another computer or to a remote server and use any or all its network facilities. It is a card in which you plug in your LAN cable or modem cable to gain access to a computer network. It is a very important feature of a computer as without a network card, the computer is totally secluded from the Internet and peer to peer sharing.





  • How does network controller work in a computer?

  • Network controller in Gateway® DX4320 computer

  • How to get your network controller working in Gateway® DX4320 computer?



How does network controller work in a computer?



The network card implements a complex electronic circuit using a layer of data link such as Ethernet to communicate. This allows communication between small groups of computers over a same Local Area Network or communications on a large scale through routed protocols like Internet Protocol (IP). There are four different ways to transfer data using a network card. They are Polling, Programming the I/O, Interrupt driven I/O and Direct Memory access.


A network card has a socket which usually is AUI, BNC or RJ-45 to connect a network cable with it.



Network controller in Gateway® DX4320 computer



The Gateway® DX4320 desktop computer comes with an integrated Gigabit 10/100/1000 Ethernet card integrated directly on the motherboard. This network adapter is supported by e1000 driver. The network controller of Gateway® DX4320 comes with a RJ-45 socket for connecting LAN or high speed broadband cable. It also has two LED’s to inform you whether the computer is connected to a network or not and if connected, then the data is transmitted or not. In a normal state when the computer is connected to a network, one LED should be continuously ON and the other should be blinking.



How to get your network controller working in Gateway® DX4320 computer?


Buying a computer with a network card won’t let you connect to any network straightaway. Usually a new computer comes with pre installed drivers for network card. So the only thing you need to do is to configure your network card. This procedure is different for every operating system. Gateway® DX4320 is pre loaded with Microsoft® Windows® 7. In Windows® 7, you just need to enter IP address of your computer, a default gateway, WINS, and a DNS server. These settings are provided by the Internet Service Provider of your region.




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