I recently bought this laptop second hand and have not been able to get the wireless to connect. Might be a problem with the way the last person had it configured. The system comes with configFree software for connecting to wireless. When I launch it, it finds my home wireless connection but cannot connect. Message comes back saying another vender's application is controlooing the wireless. Not sure where to go to change this. Checked the Windows Wireless Icon and that says it cannot configure wireless connection and refers to using a WCZ service and article 871122 in knowledge database. I did not try this as they inply the Toshiba software is used in lieu of windows.
Can you help?
Go to Properties of Wireless Network Connection. You will see three tabs on top of pop up window, General, Wireless Network & Advanced. Select Wireless Network. Very first line has a check box, select it to use WIndows to configure wireless network settings. You do not need to use Configfree provided by Toshiba. Use Windows to set up your wireless is more preferable as it is standard widely used
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- first make sure the driver is properly installed by right clicking my computer > manage > device manager > look under network adapter - second make sure the wireless is turned on (there should be a small light below the touchpad with a antenna symbol.) - third check which utility is used to connect to the wireless network (if the computer is using the built it one to windows or a third party wireless utility. you can usually check this by checking the icons on the bottom left hand corner of the screen. if you have more than one icon for the wireless network that usually means you have a utility that is controlling the wireless) - try to connect to the wireless network using the wireless utility (you need to know the SSID or network name and if the network is secured you will also need the pass key or pass phrase. - If you dont know the wireless key and SSID you can check the router itself by hardwiring to the netgear > opening a browser > on the address bar type in the gateway address (you can check this by opening a command prompt window start>run>type cmd and typing in the command ipconfig in the command prompt window, the default gateway will be listed),
You can download the drivers from the Compaq/HP WEBsupport/download page. Make sure you
select your model laptop and the XP or VistaWindows version of the drivers you require and install them. Click on this linkto download the drivers: - www.compaq.com/country/cpq_support.html
There is a wireless button on your keybord platform area. Have you tried pushing it? It should have a little upright stick with commas on either side on the button (to look like a wireless signsl tower)?
You may use the System restore utility on windows by going to all programs then Accessories... Open system Tools and then System Restore. You may resotre your system to an earlier time, time when you are still able to connect to your router wirelessly.
do you have security on your wireless network, password etc. like WEP, WPA, WP2 and the likes. that would be the first thing you need to check, second is the type of wireless card and router you are using, on the laptop you might have a wireless N router and a wireless N card on your laptop which might require higher security. you'll need a WPA2 - personal for the key. that you can configure your wireless router manufacturer. hit me back.
Hello Mark Hold down the Fn key and press the F key which should have a wireless icon on it. Seen as its Christmas and i also live in good old Yorkshire, if you still need a hand when it comes to the day email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
normally, laptops have an internall integrated wireless modem. All you should have to do, is enable the wireless, by pressing Function F6 or going into the network connections window and enabling the Wireless form there.