Wireless Driver in Gateway® EC14D Series

Upgrading wireless drivers of the Gateway® EC14D notebook computer and the related issues

The Gateway® EC14D Series is a new notebook computer launched by Gateway®. The computer has an 11.6” high definition display; it comes with an internal DVD writer and Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core processor with 8 Gigabytes of RAM and a high capacity 320 Gigabyte hard disk. It also includes three USB ports, Ethernet Jack, SD card slot, audio jacks and HDMI® ports. The notebook comes with the standard 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity. The processor has a speed of 1.3GHz. The wireless drivers are used for the communication of data and information over a given network. The network will transmit the data based on protocols designed for the wireless drivers.

Various issues related to the need for wireless drivers and upgrading them are discussed in the following points.

  • Need for wireless drivers

  • Need for upgrading wireless drivers

  • Issues faced during upgrading the drivers

Need for wireless drivers

Wireless drivers are needed in the Gateway® EC14D Series so that the wireless network can connect to any type of wireless network. The wireless LAN can be established with the proper device drivers and the Wi-Fi drivers need to be present to have proper interoperability between 802.11 devices. This would result in the implementation of point-to-point links on the entire network structure. This helps overcome the situation of physically connecting the computers so the cost of implementation of a network becomes much lesser. Hence wireless drivers in Gateway® EC14D Series notebooks help establish a connection between the different networking environments.

Need for upgrading wireless drivers

There is a need for upgrading the drivers that are associated with the system because it would result in a communication error with other systems. If the drivers are not upgraded over time then this could lead to network connectivity problems. Gateway® provides online support for the required drivers and updates from which we may download the driver that is required for the system.

Issues faced during upgrading the drivers

Care must be taken while upgrading the wireless drivers such that the hardware does not clash with the software drivers that are downloaded. The correct model of the laptop must be chosen from the list of drivers. Wrong drivers would result in a conflict in the working of the wireless driver.

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