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Wi - fi

At the time I purchased my A100, I opted out of the wi fi option in order to save money. At the time, I didn't need wi fi. Now I do. I've been told that there are at least two ways to make the laptop wi fi functional. The best way is available if the motherboard is one that is wi fi ready, whatever that means to technical minds. Is there any simple way that I can determine whether this is the case in regard to my A100. I gather that it is sometimes the case that if a buyer, is not interested in wi fi, the mother board installed in the machine sold to him or her might not be wi fi ready.



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Goto - Control Panel - System - Device Manager - Network Adaptors. It will list any network device installed. Right click the wireless device then click properties.This will then tell you if it is working properly and if the driver needs updating. Also it will tell you if the device has been disabled or not,if so just enable it

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laptop user must know how to set up. to connect toWi-Fi locations. Using Windows XP in this tutorial, we'll go throughthe steps for setting up a laptop to access a Wi-Fi network. Some Wi-Ficards can be set to automatically detect and connect to Wi-Fi networks,though it is still important to know how to manually set up your Wi-Ficard to connect to a wireless network.


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    Once the Wireless Network Connection Properties window is open, you will have two options depending on how you set up your laptop. If you do not see any networks listed in Preferred or Available networks,you will have to manually add the SSID. Click on Add. You will have toenter the SSID and WEP key (if required). Click OK and you should then see the network you just added in the Available Networks box.

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    Toshiba Bios Password Deletion Satellite P100 & Satellite Pro P100 With...

    Toshiba Bios Password Deletion Satellite P100 & Satellite Pro P100

    With notebook turned off;
    • Open Wi-Fi Cover
    • Remove Mini Card Wi-Fi card
    • Locate & Short Out JP8 for 5 Seconds
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    Satellite L10, L20, L30 & Satellite Pro L20

    With notebook turned off;
    • Open Wi-Fi Cover
    • Locate & Short Out JP1 for 15 Seconds
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    • Remove Memory
    • Remove Black plastic insulation
    • Locate & Short CMOS CLR1 for 15 Seconds
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    Tecra A3/S2, A5, A6
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