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Gateway M-Series HDMI (M1617 / W650 A) Need XP drivers for wifi

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May 19, 2014 2:36:14 PM

Hello.
Long time since I've been here.
It's good to know that one of the very first forums I ever joined would grow so big, and still stay true to the builders who need to communicate! Great job!
Okay.
I've got a laptop.
M-Series (m1617 / W650A)
Second hand repair. Had to perform a clean install Via USB of Windows XP Home.
problem is drivers for the wifi
All I can get is off the card itself. FCC ID UAY-MMC85PG
Marvell MC85
I've tried all standard tech support sites yet can not find a driver for XP to this device.
Can anyone please help me?
I really need the wifi to work on this device.
Thanks in advance!
I'll be standing by.
policetac
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May 19, 2014 3:37:36 PM

I've ran into a few forum locations "discussing" the problem, but all links I've found either are for a different adapter, or refer back to Gateway.
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May 19, 2014 3:52:56 PM

In that case you might just have to go out and buy a mini-pci-e wifi card.
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May 19, 2014 5:18:24 PM

That's an idea I guess. :( 
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May 20, 2014 10:29:15 AM

Yeah not ideal, but seems like all drivers revolve around gateway, who did not intend for that laptop to use a better "downgrade" from vista.

I got my dual band + bluetooth half height intel wireless card from amazon for like $22
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May 22, 2014 1:20:10 AM

Since the laptop had XP on it when it was given to me to fix, that was the OS I started out with.
In the end however, the way I solved the problem was to just go ahead and Wintoflash a copy of Vista and install it.
Sure enough, a couple hours later, (after I went out and got the drivers from Gateway) it was up and running just fine.
Thank you to all who did help though. I really do appreciate it.
Talk to you all later!
policetac
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