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By socalsage ·
I have a Gateway MX6025 laptop that I reloaded the OS on using the restore CD; it didn't load all the device drivers. I have everything fixed except the audio and wireless NIC / controller drivers. The drivers from Gateway's website don't work and they are unresponsive. Can anyone tell me: a) How to find out conclusively what type of audio / wireless NIC devices I have on my Gateway MX6025 laptop computer and b)where I can get working drivers for them? Thanks!

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by josh In reply to Wireless and Audio Driver ...

Audio: AC '97 2.3 Compliant Audio
http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/Gateway/6000Series/5643sp3.shtml

Wireless NIC: Single chip Broadcom BCM4318KFBG P11
http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/Gateway/6000Series/104808/104808sp2.shtml

This website could give you a possible working driver for NIC :
http://www.modem-help.com/chipsets.php?mid=193&ncd=14713

This website for audio:
http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/dlac97-2.aspx?lineid=5&famid=12&series=8&Software=True

Good Luck and Post back!

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by ctrservices In reply to Wireless and Audio Driver ...

If answer 1 doesn't work, you will need to remove both the NIC and the audio card, write down the manufacturer names and models, then go these manufacturer web sites in order to find the correct drivers. Be sure to properly ground yourself before working inside the computer chasis, don't touch any contact points and reinsert the cards all the way down into their sockets. Also, uninstall the old drivers first.

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Sound Problem Solved?

by daniel In reply to

Hey guys i've been dealing with this sound problem for the gateway mx6025. Well after trying the realtek ac-97 audio drivers that were suggested i was still left with out sound. So what i tried to do was to force the notebook into using a conexant audio driver that was preinstalled by windows. After the machine finished installing this i finally got the audio to work. But one problem. When i went to restart the computer the machine bluescreened and shut off. The machine only bluescreened once and i have not had a problem after the initial blue screen. Try this it might just work for you.

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by zahriki In reply to Sound Problem Solved?

On another site I found a work around to get those audio drivers to work.

In the device manager under the "AC'97 Audio Controller". I right clicked and went to properties.

I went to the "Driver" tab and went to "Update Driver". From there the Hardware install wizard will start....

I then selected "No, not at this time"
Next
"Install from list or specific location"
Next
"Do not search. I will choose the driver to install"
Next
Uncheck "Show compatible hardware"
Selected "Intel"
Then selected on the right hand side
Intel(r) AC'97 Audio Controller

It'll give you a warning and you just continue and accpet it. Afterwards the sound will come back.

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by dicehaker In reply to

After about 3 hours of trying different Drivers I found it at Driverguide.com .. The name of the file is ac97 soundrealtek. It is free to download it there. There are a few minimal hoops that you have to jump through. But well worth it.

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