I’m going to keep working on this, I may end up buying an intel wifi as I have some book money left over amazon saved a ton. Follow his instructions to the letter. Can’t even navigate the system without horrible lag. You could have a PC that scores over a 5 on every subcategory, but if it gets a 2. Make sure the wireless is turned on or try power cycling it with the Fn key. You can also try using the Windows utility instead of the Intel. I tried changing power settings and what not, but for whatever reasons any changes I make in the device settings and to power management settings don’t seem to hold, but that is a windows issue, not the system as far as I know.

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Marvell’s phone number given me by Gateway ismaybe you will have better luck with them than I did. The drivers from other models may wire,ess may not work, go to the Gateway support site noted above, type SigmaTel in the search box and pick the latest XP driver.

Everything seems to be working really good except that the wireless does disconnect from time to time. Which driver is the NIC and is that the ethernet connection? The only things that I would be particularly worried about on a laptop related to the Vista Experience Index would be the CPU and the video chipset, because those are hard or impossible to change out.

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Those are antenna wires as far as I know. Thanks again for all the info. Since downgrading to Vista isn’t an option for someone who wants a fast and stable OS to run their hardware and programs, I was faced with the same issues as all of you when I reformatted and did a fresh install of WXPMCE on the stock gig HD that comes in this little bad boy. And apparently, by gqteway, the Intel chipset grabs more system shared memory for graphics than the ATI chipset does, though that is something that can usually be configured in the BIOS or the graphics utilities.

He will probably never use that huge drive anyway. If anyone can help with these I would really appreciate it.

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I found an XP Topdog driver on the Marvell site at the time, installing it did identify the device to XP as the Marvell “Topdog” previously “unknown device” but that’s it, still no functionality. I am connected via a hub with a Directway dish. Wireless Internet worked right out of the box. Hello all, I have been following this thread closely since august after receiving the mt as a “gift” from my stepfather he’s actually a really nice guy.

Since three of these are communications devices, I am wondering if there is a common denominator that I am missing.

We are up and running except the wireless. Thanks for your help. You could have wirelesa PC that scores over a 5 on every subcategory, but if it gets a 2. I would go the extra step of uninstalling the Netgear utility and extras, then deleting the Netgear folder, also as lonebirch recommended.


The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action. I have a Marvell Yukon 88E fastethernet controller, sorry. Will the notebook recognize the boot cd after it’s been nuked clean?

I change them to not go into standby when I close the lid, gatwway they revert a couple hours later. Trustin, the key here is to get a copy of the. I’m usually a pretty quiet guy, but it’s nice to be appreciated once in a while. Thanks again for the help, realy apreciate it. Support

I would not want to bring Vista back. It’s the second one down, better than the ATI version as it has the native resolution embedded.

I don’t know what version of xp you guys are loading, but the one I’m using is the x64 sp1. I’m not sure why, but after a few hours I started having problems and eventually lost my internet connection.

I had to throw in rollback RX but it doesn’t hateway as good as go back when it’s working well. I notice that the MT drivers dont’ have many for XP.