I recently reformatted a toshiba Satellte A105 and reinstalled windows. I got the wireless driver for networking offline, and the machine will connect to the network, but not the internet. All other machines connected to the network have internet access. Can you help me?
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Go to a friend, neighbor, or your local library and download the lan drivers to a flashdrive from www.toshiba.com and install them on your computer. Then you will be able to connect to the internet from you computer and complete the drivers download from Toshiba. Happy hunting and please let me know how it goes.
It is possible to disable the wireless connection with the keyboard. Try the combination of Fn and F8 buttons (this is a common Toshiba shortcut) to turn it back on. If that doesn't work, look at your Network Connections (through the Control Panel, assuming a Windows OS, if needed). Check the settings and if it is enabled. In the device manager, check if the wireless adapter has an exclamation point in a yellow triangle. If you have the exclamation point try letting Windows repair the driver. (You may need to access the Toshiba website for the correct driver. Either use a different machine and put the driver on a disc or USB driver or your machine's wired connection.) If that tells you it has no problems, remove the wireless connection (and uninstall the driver) and reboot the computer and it should see new hardware and start reinstalling the driver. Then you can try to establish a new wireless connection.
If the above solutions do not help, it's likely to be a hardware failure. You could get a new wireless adapter (USB or an appropriate card for your laptop add-on card slot), use the wired network (if that has worked), or consider a new machine.
Try resetting your router first off. Then repair your connection by right-clicking on the connection. You may have a sketchy router or one that could benefit from a firmware upgrade. I would get into the router's homepage and check the settings for your connection, then make sure your getting IP addresses and DNS addresses from your ISP.
Check in the device manager to see if the network drivers are installed for the ethernet controller and network or wireless controller. If there is a yellow question mark by any device, then it needs drivers. If the are there, then unistall them and reboot. The machine will find the devices and reinstall the drivers automatically. If they are not, then follow the link bellow to download the drivers. There are several A105 models, you will need to choose your exact model, then it will take you to the driver list.
I think you have answered your own problem, your wireless has possibly been zapped. To test your ethernet adapter on your laptop connect it to a network hub, check the hub and see if you have a link light on the hub and or laptop.. To test your wireless router, connect it to a known working computer with a network card and check the router configuration, using the browser, if you cannot access it then its zapped.