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Toshiba wireless problems when laptop looks for a wireless network it finds different ones but cant log into anyone of them ,even when i put in the wep key . in the bottom right tray the icon has a x on the wireless indicater

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  • undisclosed Dec 02, 2008

    hello, i have the same problem. using Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG with netgear wireless router. worked flawlessly before with the same euipment. i see networks but it cannot log into them even when i put in the key. plz help

  • James Walker May 11, 2010

    Hello Joshrob my name is James and I'm gonna see if we can fix ya problem, I'm gonna need some more info such as wether or not you have a wireless router or modem that your laptop will be connecting to? if so what type is it i.e. the name of it and who's the manufacturer? get back to me.



    James

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FWIW I have had that problem on several wireless adapters. They would detect networks but never connect. Or sometimes they would connect but could never pull up any web pages. Something was wrong with the hardware. When an identical card was used with the affected computer everything worked correctly, so it was a defective adapter. You probably have a bad adapter.

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