I found a manual:http://support.gateway.com/s/Manuals/Mobile/9528975.pdf
The "Turning your wireless network on ond off" looks like a good place to start.
The wireless adapter should also somehow need to show up in Device Manager under Network adapters - it XP doesn't see it it from there, it will of course never work, so if it is not there, you need to back up.
To open Device Manager, click Start, Run and enter:
If there are any !s, Xs, or ?s in that area, troubleshoot accordingly.
A little Googling will point you to other places for how to reset the BIOS if you want to get back to factory settings.
I would not follow the advice I read that says "I shook my laptop until this little watch like battery thing came out of the CD opening". No.
Their WWW site has plenty of information and downloads to browse but you need to do some down drilling to get to your specific hardware situation.
My 'ol Gateway desktop also has no cow logos. We are pre-cow...
Edited by joseibarra, 24 July 2009 - 06:25 AM.