Tip & How-To about Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422 Notebook

Wireless network Not working

Follow following step to trouble shoot your WLAN connection.
1 ) If you do not get any Radio signal
Check if your radio device is working: go to Control Panel / Network Connections.
You see all your Networking devices: check the list, if something missed you have to reinstall it.
Check the list if a device is disabled you have to enable it BEFORE using (right click on device to get your options: only administrators can modify properties).
If Radio device is disable check your PC user manual to know HOW TO enable it.
IF your PC has a PHYSICAL SWITCH locate it and operate.
Some examples of Radio switches:
on Acer Aspire first on top left :


On Other PC you have to find and activate your switch
If your Radio feature is activated you can right click your network device in Control Panel / Network Connections. and select "View Available Wireless Network" a list of networks in range will be shown.
NOTE: If you get a warning telling "Windows cannot configure...." another program is managing your network device, find it and run it according to documentation.
In network list You will see your network (SSID) together with every other WLAN:

  • a) if your router is broadcasting the SSID
  • b) if your radio device is on same WLAN standard (A or B or G or N) as your Access Point (router) on same country frequency specs (Europe and North America use different radio channels)
  • 3) if no physical obstacle or interference is not blocking the signal: microwave oven, cordless, some remotes are source of strong interference: try changing your position to improve reception if signal is weak.
2 ) If you do not browse Internet
Radio signal strength has no meaning with networking capability.
  • Check your networking capability: connect to your router using a LAN cable and BE SURE you can browse from same PC you want connect wireless.
  • To connect to your Wlan you must use same security protocol: WEP or WPA (recommanded)
  • The Network key must be according to security protocol used: key for WEP or pass-phrase for WPA
  • If you missed actual network standard you have to connect to router as admin and create a new one to be used
  • If your router used a access list of allowed devices (using Devices MAC address) to protect your network, be sure to add your new PC network adapter MAC address to the list.
If you have problem with your router check if Internet is working connecting your modem to your workstation.
If you can browse you have to configure your router to match your ISP requirement.
That's all from PatEmi

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Your problem may appear from a not properly enabled WLAN card.
Make sure the Wi-Fi swithc is in ON position and on your laptop keyboard try the FN+F8 combination to have displayed the wireless card status. The WLAN card has to be ENABLED to be able to connect to the Internet. The combination done will make appear on your display a window with some options available; choose that option that enables your wireless card.
Also check in your computer's DEVICE MANAGER if your WLAN card is working properly. To do so follow these simple steps:
1. START and click on SYSTEM;
2. in SYSTEM option click on DEVICE MANAGER;
3. on DEVICE MANAGER option go at NETWORK ADAPTERS and see if there your wireless card is indicated and it shows that it is working PROPERLY;
4. if an UNKNOWN DEVICE is indicated then try to find the right driver for you notebook model and WLAN card model;
5. install the driver then REBOOT and recheck in DEVICE MANAGER if your WLAN card is displayed properly this time.

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In this case you need to follow certain trouble shooting step's:-
1) Go to Option's.
2) Select mobile network.
3) Then press menu key.
4) Select Diagnostics test.
5) Then press menu key again.
6) Select Run.
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I hope I was able to help you.

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In this case you need to follow certain trouble shooting step's:-
1) Go to Option's.
2) Select mobile network.
3) Then press menu key.
4) Select Diagnostics test.
5) Then press menu key again.
6) Select Run.
You will get Radio data activation.
I hope I was able to help you.
Thank you for using Fixya.

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In this case you need to follow certain trouble shooting step's:-
1) Go to Option's.
2) Select mobile network.
3) Then press menu key.
4) Select Diagnostics test.
5) Then press menu key again.
6) Select Run
You will get Radio data activation.
I hope I was able to help you.
Thank you for using Fixya.

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I'm recieving a strong signal on my stiletto 2 but no sound on the radio. The MP3 player works with headphones and so does internet radio.


You need the firmware upgrade from the Sirius website:

Bug Fixes
· Reduced incidence of “acquiring signal” and “antenna not detected” messages
while the radio is installed in the Stiletto Vehicle dock (SLV2)
· Improved audio quality and distortion reduction
· Reduced incidence of long block recording and Radio Replay corruption
How to Get this Release
Updating over WiFi:
Subscribers may update Stiletto 2 over WiFi by following these steps:
1. Power cycle the Stiletto 2 by holding the power/lock switch down for 5 seconds
and releasing.
2. Turn on the Stiletto 2 and press the HOME button
3. Use the MEDIA DIAL to scroll to Internet Radio
4. Press the SELECT button to connect to Internet Radio
5. Tune to your favorite station and let it play for several hours.
6. Follow prompts on screen to complete the update, then power cycle your radio to
apply the updates.
7. Next go to HomeSettingsDeviceDevice info, if the baseband version is
already 00.14.94 you are done. If not, continue to the next step.
8. Reconnect to Internet Radio and listen for at least 15 minutes.
9. Disconnect, and tune to Satellite Radio. Updating Sirius will be displayed for
approximately 5 minutes.
10. Once the message clears, your update should be complete. Go to the Device
Info screen to verify the update has been successful.
Updating using My Sirius Studio™:
Customers without WiFi access may update using My Sirius Studio™ running on a PC
with an active internet connection:
1. Launch My Sirius Studio™ on your computer. Be sure you are running the latest
version of My Sirius Studio, currently version 1.5.1.
2. Power cycle the Stiletto 2 by holding the power/lock switch down for 5 seconds
and releasing.
3. Turn on the Stiletto 2 and connect it to your computer using the USB cable
supplied with your device
4. In My Sirius Studio, click on the gear icon next to the device or go to File
Device Settings Check for Software Update.
5. Follow the instructions that appear in My Sirius Studio™ to complete the update.
Please Note: During the update, your media library must be re-built. If you have a
large amount of content stored or a microSD™ card installed, the process can last
for as long as 10 minutes. During this time the message “updating media library” or
may be displayed.
6. After disconnecting from your PC it will be necessary to power cycle your Stiletto
and connect to Satellite Radio to refresh your channel list.
For additional questions regarding your Stiletto 2 or the SIRIUS service, please refer to
the product manuals. You can also reach the dedicated Stiletto Technical Support Team
at 1-800-869-5364 from 10 AM to 10 PM Eastern Time Monday through Saturday, or by
email at customercare@sirius-radio.com.

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