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Reinsalled windows xp on toshiba notebook -- now wireless won't work.

I have a Tohsiba Satellite a45-s151, and recently wiped everything clean and reinstalled windows xp. Now it detects a wireless network, but i can't connect to them. Under device manager there's a red x next to "Intel (R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection," but because I am not a tech wizard, I have no idea what to do about it (although I suspect I might need to download a driver, but where to get it?)

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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  • flakcatcher Nov 06, 2008

    Thank you for the reply.

    I am trying to connect to a MacIntosh airport. It is password protected, but I have never needed a network key before. However, to answer your question, yes, it has asked me for a network key. I've tried our password, but get the error message saying it requires a hexidecimal or ascii key of a certain number of characters.

    I am away from home now, so sorry for the sketchy details. However, I have no idea how to ascertain this key it's asking for.

  • flakcatcher Nov 06, 2008

    Thank you for the link -- it is helpful. However, I'm not sure which to download. None refers to my problem specifically -- as I said, I have a red x next to "Intel (R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection."

    Not sure which driver will fix this.

  • dedwards08 Dec 18, 2008

    wireless signal is high, but still cant browse the internet



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I still have the same problem.

I installed the driver. No more red X -- but still no Internet.

I tried to connect directly using an ethernet cable. That didn't work either.

I ran an ipconfig /all command. Here were the results:

host name: toshiba user
primary dns suffix:
Node type: unknown
ip routing enabled: no
WINS proxy enabled: no

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Description: Intel(R0 Pro/100 VE Network Connection

Physical address: 00-08-0D-32-1C-F8
DHCP enabled: Yes
Autoconfiguration enabled: Yes
Autoconfiguration IP address: 169..254.254.67
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:

Any help is much, much appreciated.

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Hi Matt here it is
please look for your OS as both Xp and XP sp2 are given..
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Hi Matt,

When you try to connect wirelessly to your network did get any pop up message like asking you for a network key WPA/WEP? if your wireless network is security enabled then you need to enter the security settings again on the computer since you re-installed XP the security settings that was saved previously was also wiped out.
May I know the exact model number of wireless router/access point that your trying to connect your laptop so that I can provide you with instructions on how to retrieve the security key.

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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