Gateway® ZX4800-Series Network Controllers

What is the role of network controllers in Gateway® ZX4800 series?


As you are working with Gateway® ZX4800 series you might need to connect your system to other system. You can do it with the help of a network controller. The network controller is also called a network interface card or simply NIC. The network controller acts as an interface between the system and the network. The network controller performs connectivity through the help of a ROM chip. The chip contains a unique number. This number helps to identify the device on network. The device provides physical access to a networking medium and provides a low-level addressing system through the use of MAC addresses. The system allows faster Internet access through new 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN card. The system allows a wireless-connection with the help of an integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Certified card. The network controller requires some drivers for better working. It requires a 3x USB driver to connect the network, so the system is included with 6 USB 2.0 ports. 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 registers to proper power state. A function driver is required for providing operational interface to the drive.


The network controller has many roles in Gateway ZX4800 series. The roles are :




  • High-speed Ethernet connection

  • Reconnecting network

  • Remote area network



High-speed Ethernet connection



The Gateway ZX4800 series has an integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Certified card. This gives fast wireless connection with great bandwidth. It can operate in both 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz spectra. It has up to 300 Mbps of receive bandwidth which increases bandwidth up to 5 times. The network controller uses multiple antennas to transmit and receive data. The wireless connection delivers high output and a host of features that enhance today's mobile lifestyle. The new 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN card gives quick and easy wired web connection to your system. It provides 10/100 Ethernet card to your system with the help of which you can browse the web.



Reconnecting network



As you are working with Internet, you might see your system getting disconnected many times. The main reason for this is dead zone. A dead zone refers to area of weak or non-existent wireless connectivity. The integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi certified card is used to reduce the number of dead zones in your network. After removing dead zones, the network controller removes dropped data packets. Then the network controller will re-connect automatically with enhanced speed and Ethernet access.



Remote area network


You might be using Gateway ZX4800 series in remote areas. Connecting network in a remote area is a difficult task. The network controller in Gateway ZX4800 series provides you network coverage in any location. It gives you maximum network coverage whether you are sitting in your home or office. They enable better Internet reception for greater bandwidth at greater distance.




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