Gateway ML3109 drivers found

By aksd
Nov 18, 2007
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  1. Clarity

    Clarity Newcomer, in training

    Hey guys, I'm new here and I'm having quite a few problems getting this to to work.

    So I installed Windows XP Home Edition SP2 on my step dads laptop and I got audio working, but am totally clueless on how to go about getting the wireless LAN working.

    I don't even have the option to view Network Adapters in Device Manager when Internet was clearly working while it had Windows Vista installed.

    Any help would GREATLY be appreciated. ):
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,361   +167

    That sounds as though you have NO networking drivers installed. Do you have a wired connection already????

    and, just to double check and ask the basics: Are you working on a Gateway ML3109 or something else???
  3. Clarity

    Clarity Newcomer, in training

    Thank you for the quick reply! Yeah, you're right. I didn't have any. I did for about a few minutes, but I somehow managed to un-install it (was un-installing what I thought was a failed LAN Ethernet Controller) and now it's not re-installing. The .inf files don't seem like they're working. I ended up finding a .exe for the wired connection and that worked once. Sadly it's not working now.

    Yeah, I'm on Gateway ML3109. Couldn't stand seeing Vista on it so here I am. =/

    So is there any reason as to why the files aren't working for me? The only thing I currently have installed on the laptop is audio.

    Sorry if I'm missing something completely easy, as I tend to do so often but I spent quite the 4-5 hours trying to get this to work.

    EDIT:
    It's working just fine now, had to go and re-install everything and be very thorough on what I was doing.
    Thanks again for the drivers and for the help guys!
  4. gruff

    gruff Newcomer, in training

    Clarity, I have a similar problem with my ML3109. Deleted Vista, installed Windows, now the wireless doesn't work or even show up in the device manager list, but a failed Ethernet controller that has no drivers available does.

    What precisely was your solution? Am I correct in understanding that you reinstalled Windows from the ground up?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  5. Jpell

    Jpell Newcomer, in training

    ok so i downloaded all the drivers from your site, askd, but i cant figure out how to get the ethernet and the wireless drivers installed. the instructions are as follows:

    To update the driver, proceed as follows:

    1. On the desktop right click on MY COMPUTER.
    2. Select MANAGE.
    3. In the "Device Manager" select the adapter you wish to update.
    4. Double click.
    5. Select DRIVER.
    6. Click UPDATE DRIVER ... .
    7. Follow the instructions given by the operating system to locate the driver.

    ....and i get that far, but i try to locate the driver (automatically first but that doesnt work) and i cant direct it to the right file to install.... any suggestions?
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