Drivers for Gateway® Computers

What are the need and system requirements for the Gateway computer drivers?


The driver contains all the essential details of a device that let you communicate with the devices properly. The computer program sends messages from you to the device driver and the driver transfer that message to the appropriate device. Thus, it acts as the intermediate between you and the device. Also these drivers help you keep up the performance of the system. If you select or install improper devices they might damage the system and results in system crash. Before installing drivers in Gateway computers, you need to take consider some important matters. Device drivers are computer program that allows higher level languages to communicate with the hardware device are known as drivers. The drivers are necessary for each of the devices in the system. The Operating System comes with some of these drivers and the user needs to install the others onto the system. If the proper driver is not in the Gateway computer system, then the devices can only support the basic functions.


Following are some of the drivers and their role and system requirements in Gateway computers:




  • LAN drivers

  • Video drivers

  • Ethernet drivers



LAN drivers



The LAN drivers work as an interface between the network device and the Operating System. The LAN drivers are available in the CDs come with the LAN device in the Gateway computer system. The user needs to install those drivers to the Gateway system. After installing those drivers, you can connect the Gateway system to the LAN. Like all other drivers the LAN drivers also work with some specific system requirements. That requirements depends upon the version of the network device in the Gateway system and also the version of LAN drivers that you are going to install. The LAN driver will work only if the Gateway system provides all the needed requirements. The main role of LAN drivers in Gateway is the language translation.



Video drivers



Most of the operating systems come pre-installed with a display driver which used to control the basic functions of that video devices. If you want to use more advanced features such as three dimensional graphics, you have to install the drivers. As the time increase the manufactures developed more advanced features to the display drivers. The Gateway computer system need the video drivers in the system to provide better support for the video in the system. If you install any of the advanced drivers in to the system, then you need Pentium or higher processor, 1 GB RAM, and the suitable Operating System.



Ethernet drivers


Ethernet drivers are necessary to provide proper support for the Ethernet connection in the Gateway computer system. Only with these drivers, you can connect the system to the Ethernet. The Ethernet drivers in the system need proper network connection, high speed processor, and 1 GB memory capacity.




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