Gateway® FX6831 Series Network Controller

Do you want to know about the role of Network Controller in Gateway® FX6831 series laptops?


A network controller is a hardware device which acts as a mediator between the user and the network. The network controller allows you to access the network in your system. The device has a ROM chip which contains a unique number, and the media access control address burned into it. This address identifies the device uniquely on the LAN. The device provides physical access to a networking medium and provides a low-level addressing system through the use of MAC addresses. This device is used to connect a number of users using wired or wireless connection. The laptop uses two types of network controllers: Wireless NICIntel Wi-Fi Link 5100 for wireless connection and RJ-45 connector for wired connection. The network controller requires some drivers for better working. It requires a 3x USB driver to connect the network. It needs a high-speed Ethernet driver for fast Ethernet connection. It requires a filter driver to filter Input Output requests for the driver. A BUS driver is needed to set the driver registries to proper power state. A functional driver is required for providing operational interface to the drive.


The network controller has some roles in Gateway® FX6831series laptop. They are :




  • Fast Internet connection

  • Reduce dead zones

  • Maximum network coverage



Fast Internet connection



The Wireless NICIntel WiFi Link 5100 gives fast wireless connection with great bandwidth. It can operate in both the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz spectra. It has up to 300 Mbps of Receive Bandwidth2 which increases bandwidth 5 times. The NIC uses multiple antennas to transmit and receive data. The laptop uses RJ-45 connector for wired connection. It uses a 56-Kbps modem. This gives quick and easy wired Web connection to your system. It provides 10/100 Fast Ethernet to your system.



Reduce dead zones



As you are working with Internet, you might face a number of dead zones. A dead zone refers to area of weak or non-existent wireless connectivity. The wireless NICIntel Wi-Fi Link 5100 and RJ-45 connector reduce the number of dead zones in your network. It also deletes dropped data packets. After these processes the network controller reconnects your network. Thus, it improves the connectivity of your network.



Maximum network coverage


The network controller in Gateway® FX6831series laptop provides consistent network coverage. They enable better Internet reception for greater bandwidth at greater distance. So you can use network in your laptop by sitting anywhere. This feature is highly usable for users who want to access Internet on remote area. You can access Internet at any enterprise as well as from your home.




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