Hi, I currently own a Toshiba Portege M400 (PPM41E - 00J01CHK), and I recently upgraded it to vista (it says Vista compatible). I downloaded all the drivers, and everything is working fine, but I recently noticed that my laptop had 3G (WWAN), and I don't know how to get it to work. I can't find any drivers for Vista. I tried downloading the XP driver, installed it, and a few more apps, but the program (MobiLink) finds the network but doesn't let me connect. Have I done something wrong? Does anybody know how to make the 3G work? Any third party applications I can use? Any tutorials?
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Re: Toshiba M400 can't get 3G to work
Control panel add new hardware
next -if it finds your device highlite click next follow instructions
if it does'nt find it automatically -next then option select from a list then scroll select your device then next
on left side type
on right side model
follow instructions then restart
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Well, win xp is absolutly more fun as OS then win 2000:)
To upgrade to win xp will be no problem since Toshiba have drivers for ir. To upgrade to VISTA will...or can give you problem since there arent any drivers for that Tecra S1.
Toshiba Factory Reset
a couple of ways to do that
1) if you have the recovery CDs supplied with the PC - then you can use these - put the CD into the drive and when it boots follow the instructions
2) If you have a recovery partition on the laptop - have a read here to see if you have one
3) This link shows you how to use the partition
basically as the PC boots TAP F8 key - from the menu that appears
choose "repair your computer"
If that option is NOT available then you will need to Order CDs from Toshiba -
It depends a lot of the rest of your hardware acctually, audio card, video card, etc.
Download everest, that software will tell you what hardwre you exactly have, and then you can look for each driver.
To save time, first install windows xp, and then install everest to discover which drivers are missing, if you are lucky only 1 or 2
I hate Vista from my guts! I installed XP SP3 (Slipstreamed) and my Toshiba Portege R500 Flies!
I have posted some notes on similar issue from this forum. Use this website's search engine on "Toshiba R500" and you should be able to fine my posts.
My current job involes rebuilding laptops and desktops so many times that I created this automated slipstreamed XP SP3 CD and I had no issues of Harddrive not being found after all the waiting.
Here's a link for Toshiba's UK site. I looked around a bit and they don't seem to offer much in the way of drivers. You might try driverguide.com I've found it to be a good place to find those hard to find drivers, plus it's easier to use than most manufacturer's sites.
your conflict or problem is with vista drivers.
get the latest updates from M$ for your machine.
Why do people always assume, that the latest is the greatest.
Vista is a pile of unfinished junk.
windows 2000-XP are far superior operating systems.
Vista is unfinished, like most microsoft products.
never get fully tested and debugged, they let the consumer find the floors.
Mike @ compurepair.
Guys, if you have the genuine XP CD, please download the Storage Driver from Intel and slipstream it into your version of XP CD. You can also slipstream Service Packs into it as well.
Personally I hate Vista so much. It really brings out the angry devil in me.
By the way, the best and easiest way to slipstream is to install and use nLite http://www.nliteos.com/
Let me know if you want help on installing XP on R500 (I build it a few days ago, but regret to update the BIOS to version 1.06 as I lost the Ctrl key on it).
To get to the BIOS, press and hold the Esc key then Power button.