Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Changing Mini PCI-e Wireless Card in Gateway MT6460 Laptop

Posted on 2007-11-19
2
Medium Priority
?
958 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
I recently purchased a Gatway MT6460 Laptop.  It came with Windows Vista Home, however I am not big fan of the operating system.  I loaded Windows XP on the system, and found all of the drivers from Gateways site.  I finally found the driver for the wireless card from drivers guide page.  It is a Realtek wirelss card and I not real thrilled with the functionality.  The setup program has spelling error and is extremely flaky.  However it does function using the windows zero wireless support.  I figured that I would change the card, it is a mini pci-e card.  I looked on their site and they have instructions on how to do this, but when I place an intel card in the slot it basically just reboots the laptop and never posts.  In the Bios Phoenix Bios 84.08 the wirelss opton is grayed out and it states [RESTORE].  I've never seen this before.  Curious if anyone else has tried this  and if they were successful.  Any advice would be helpful.
0
Comment
Question by:byannpa
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
PUNKY earned 1000 total points
ID: 20317589
You could use  PCMCIA wireless card or a usb. Is it the Intel wireless mini-pci?
0

Featured Post

Introducing the WatchGuard 420 Access Point

WatchGuard's newest access point includes an 802.11ac Wave 2 chipset, providing the fastest speeds for VoIP, video and music streaming, and large data file transfers. Additionally, enjoy the benefits of strong security as the 3rd radio delivers dedicated WIPS protection!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Last Mile Wireless The term last mile wireless is a bit deceptive as it can be much more than a mile. It is also called WiMax and 802.16. It generally refers to relatively short distance point-to-point / point-to-multipoint secure wireless connecti…
DECT technology has become a popular standard for wireless voice communication. DECT devices are not likely to be affected by other electronic devices and signals because they operate in a separate frequency-band.
This tutorial will teach you the special effect of super speed similar to the fictional character Wally West aka "The Flash" After Shake : http://www.videocopilot.net/presets/after_shake/ All lightning effects with instructions : http://www.mediaf…
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB. To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/we…

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question