Wireless Drivers in Gateway® EC 14 Series

What is the role of wireless driver in Gateway EC 14 Series?


Gateway EC 14 series wireless notebooks comprise of Intel Pentium or Celeron processor, 2 GB of Dual-channel DDR2 667 MHz memory which is upgradable to 4 GB and 160 and a 250 or 320 GB hard drive. The system is loadeded with the Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Operating System. For the graphics support system, it uses Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD with up to 1695 MB of Intel dynamic video memory technology 5.0, with supporting Microsoft DirectX 10. For providing network connectivity, the system has Integrated Gateway 802.11b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi Certified network connection or Intel Wi-Fi Link 1000 802.11b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi Certified network connection with supporting MIMO technology.


Some of the points about Gateway series wireless card driver are described below.




  • Need of Wireless Driver

  • Need of Upgrading wireless Driver

  • Issues with Installing Wireless Driver



Need of Wireless Driver



In order for the wireless network card in the Gateway EC 14 series laptop to function, you need to install driver software for it. Wireless card is an integrated hardware component in the Gateway EC 14 series computer. To provide proper communication between the Operating System and wireless card, the computer system needs a software which translates high level language instructions of operating system to machine level language that is understandable by the device part.



Need of Upgrading wireless Driver



When the wireless network card driver gets outdated, it starts to show network connection errors which might not be capable of performing new network applications. Manufacturer provides latest versions of network card drivers when you upgrade it. Thereby it can perform enhanced networking applications.



Issues with Installing Wireless Driver


If you do not install wireless drivers with care, certain issues can come. You need to check the compatibility of the new driver software towards both the wireless card and Operating System in your Gateway EC 14 series computers. Before installing the driver you also need to make sure that the wireless card is enabled on the 'Device Manager' of the Windows in your Gateway EC 14 series computer. If there is any previous wireless driver software in the system, that will also cause problems.




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