Toshiba Satellite A 105. Can't turn wireless transmitter on
This has worked for two years, and suddenly I cannot get wireless to work. Have tried the internal help modes, and it keeps telling me that I need to turn on the transmitter. I have checked the hardware monitor and I cannot figure out how to get this turned on.
Re: Toshiba Satellite A 105. Can't turn wireless...
RESTART YOUR COMPUTER, ON REBOOT, CLICK F10 WHEN YOUR CHANGE BOOT OPTIONS SCREEN COMES UP. YOU MUST PRESS F10 QUICKLY OR IT WILL LOAD WINDOWS AND YOU WILL HAVE TO RESTART AGAIN. ONCE YOU GET INTO THE BIOS SETUP UTILITY GO TO SYSTEM CONFIGURATION, SCROLL DOWN TO BOOT OPTIONS CLICK ENTER. GO DOWN TO INTERNAL NETWORK ADAPTER BOOT AND ENABLE IT. GO TO EXIT AND SAVE.. THIS SHOULD HELP..
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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.
Be sure Wireless Lan feature activated on your PC (check user manual). Get network params from your Roommate PC (Protocol: WEP or WPA? Security key or Passphrase? Radio Band"A B G or N) Replicate same info on your PC. OR try connecting to a free access point (no password required) if you have one available in range: Right click on Wlan Icon on Systray select "View available wireless network" connect to any unsecure network OR to a secure network if you know password
Assuming that you have a Linksys wireless router, go to Start>Run then type 'http://192.168.1.1' and Enter. A logon window will appear. Use 'linksys' for the user name and 'admin' for the password. Now you should be looking at the Linksys configuration utility which will show your status. If you are using cable select DHCP for protocol, if DSL use PPPoE. good luck, Steve Medley
Bluetooth isn't installed on this computer if F8 didn't work. You will have to purchase one. Several years ago Toshiba was putting Bluetooth drivers and controls into their notebooks but not hardware to run it. It was a stupid idea and it really lead to a lot of confusion. If you get a new bluetooth transmitter/receiver remove their drivers as well. F8 won't work on the device unless you purchase one from Toshiba.