Question about Toshiba Computers & Internet
I cannot access my home WiFi unless I am plugged into an AC outlet and charging. It has nothing to do with the charge... I think it is a setting (of which I know NOTHING!!) My son's Toshiba (same model) did the same thing until one of his friends "fixed" it! Don't know what he did.
Go into your Control Panel, then Power Options.... change the setting for the battery, it may make your battery life less. Also, go into Device Manager and Right click on the wireless card, under Network Adapters, and go to properties. On the last tab it should have a power option.... uncheck the box that says "turn off to save battery life".
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Unable to connect to wi-fi
I think it is saying that the wifi "card" is set so that it is not being configured by windows.
Control panel > Network connections
Under LAN or High-speed internet you will see an icon labelled wireless network connection. Right click on this and then click properties. You will see three tabs at the top
General - Wireless Networks - Advanced
Click on wireless networks
There should be a tick-box saying Use windows to configure my wireless network settings. I expect that, in your case, the box is unticked which means that the software supplied by the vendor of the wifi card is configuring the settings. I find that it is usually more reliable to let windows do it.
So tick the box and click OK. You may then have to reboot.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
It sounds like the power socket on the laptop is faulty and needs replacing or resoldering. To check this, power up the latop with the power adapter, wriggle the plug in the power socket and check if the battery charge indicator flicks on and off indicating charging and not charging. If it indicator flicks on and off then you have a faulty power socket.
This can be repaired but required the laptop to be completely dismantled to access the power connector.
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
I started having the same problem and worse mine would shut off without warning either from the battery running down or even just plugged in without a battery.
I thought It might be overheating so I got a can of air and cleaned all of the vents...and downloaded core temp to monitor the cpu temp @ http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/. Same problem shut down and no charging even though it was running cool.
Finally I started changing settings and it seems to be working and charging just fine.
Here's the answer:
1. Set your power scheme to balanced
2. Open Toshiba Assistant from start
3. In Toshiba Assistant open CPU tab and set to low power.
4. When asked "restart now?" say no and shut it down using the start menu.
When you start it back up you will see the change.
Changing either one of these settings brings the problems back. I can't explain it.
I HOPE IT WORKS FOR YOU!
I just can't afford another laptop right now.
P.S. even at low power my system works fine...It's a little slower @ start-up but otherwise good.
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
The most common reasons for power issues are the battery, power jack and power adapter/cord.
Power off and remove the battery. If the laptop powers on with just the adapter connected, your battery is faulty.
If you move/wiggle the power adapter at the point where it connects to the laptop, and the power goes off and on, the power jack is the problem.
The power jack is inside the laptop and either needs soldering or replacement. If a power jack problem, it should be addressed by someone knowledgeable.
If no change, the power adapter is probably faulty and needs replacement.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 13, 2011
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