Question about Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook

1 Answer

Continually loses connection to internet

I got my laptop about 2 months ago and everything was fine. But recently it has been losing connection to the internet a lot, it gives no warnings and isn't triggered by anything (as far as i know).

There are 3 other PCs on the same wireless network and they don't have the same problem, any ideas?

Posted by on

  • O7SlimJim
    O7SlimJim Feb 01, 2009

    This laptop uses Microsoft Vista Home

    2 other laptops use the same and the PC uses Microsoft XP Home

  • AhmedOsama May 11, 2010

    COULD U PLEASE PROVIDE THE OPERATING SYSTEM USED ON YOUR PC AND THE OTHERS??

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 50 Answers

Based on your other computers working fine in your network, first thoughts are:
1- the start of hardware failure of the wireless card in your notebook. it might be heating up leading to the drops. eventually it may give out. my sister's wireless card did that and she got it replaced free by sending it in. an arguement against this is that most of the time, when a card goes, it goes, and so the intermittent thing probably points to something else, at least at this point
2- you installed some firewall, or changed firewall settings on the laptop, and the firewall is affecting your connection. this wouldnt affect signal strength or the connection itself, but more your computer's ability to use a good connection properly. it may not be this if your computer keeps dropping the connection in the strict sense.
3- windows TCPIP stack corruption. try removing your wireless card in the devices under device manager. on reboot it will be "reinstalled" but some corrupt drivers may be reset. re-creating your wireless connection may wipe out problems. you'll have to punch in your ID and password, SSID and WEP password, if any, to your existing network.
4- wireless card drivers-- try to update your drivers to a newer driver version that which might fix a problem with the existing driver allowing drops. try your manufacturers site 1st and make sure you download drivers for your model and operating system

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I fix losing internet connection.


Is the Acer Aspire the only computer that lose its wifi connection on the wifi or do you have an mobile or another computer that works fine?

Dec 05, 2014 | Acer Aspire PC Laptops

1 Answer

My Internet connection/router works fine on all my other devices (iPods, iPad and other laptop) but as soon as I walk down the hall I lose the signal on new DV7 7240


Try downloading and installing the most recent Intel Wireless card driver and see if the problem persists:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-112613-1&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&os=4132&product=5318931&sw_lang=

Jan 04, 2013 | HP ENVY dv7-7240us Laptop PC

1 Answer

Keep losing connection


hi there, since no one in your network is experiencing the problem, possible cause would be the wireless adapter of your laptop. try to reinstall your wireless network card driver and observe if you will be getting the same issue. if same issue occured, then you have to call your manufacturer for replacement of the wireless card

Apr 07, 2010 | PC Laptops

1 Answer

Wireless network access: 1 laptop fine, other not so much


Check the wireless card on the PC first. Go to "My Computer" then "Device Manager" and check to se if all the hardware is ok.

Use Control panel/netconnections to check to see if you still have a wireless connection and if it works. Also check "My Network Places." Try re-installing the drivers.

As a last resort....try System Restore if it's an XP or Vista system. Remember - using system restore will return the PC to an earlier time but you could lose some stuff so decide first.

Mar 21, 2009 | Acer PC Laptops

1 Answer

Acer 5920G Vista home premium SP1 losing net connection


Best suggestion would be to back up all files and restore your computer using acer e-recovery manager. That will restore your pc to factory default. If that doesn't work then you should contact acer who generally are happy to help.

Feb 02, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5920-6727 Notebook

1 Answer

Help with my wireless router


you have the internet on desktop pc and you want to connect your laptop right?
open control panel select network set up wizzard and follow instructions for shared network.
if you connect dsl to notebook you need to have installed modem device drivers and configured device and done basically everything you had to do on pc,by disconnecting dsl from pc obviosly youre gonna lose the internet.
get your self a wireless router if not already have one , that way you set up pc wired and link laptop via wireless

Jan 09, 2009 | PC Laptops

1 Answer

Won't stay connected to internet


that might take an uninstall and reinstall of either the ethernet drivers, or the operating system. I haven't heard that, but I have had machines that aren't as reliable in the wireless as they could be. it's possible that something in the workings of it has gone haywire, but it sounds like an OS issue.

Back up everything you want to keep and reinstall the OS if possible.


Jan 08, 2009 | Compaq Presario Notebook

1 Answer

Laptop problems


A few months ago was the peak of Windows Virus Season, so it's likely you picked up one or more. I have seen viruses this season that denied your browsers to access the interned though some of the computer's resources still had access.

Run a full virus scan in safe mode with your up to date Anti-Virus program. If you don't have Anti-Virus and a running Fire Wall, I suggest you do after you format and do a clean install of Windows.

Good luck.

Sep 03, 2008 | Compaq Evo N610C Notebook

1 Answer

Inspiron 6400, memory loss


Sounds like your CMOS, which is the well-hidden thing on your motherboard that keeps a small bit of power going to retain date and time information when the computer is shut off. If it loses its charge (due to defect or age) it will work fine as long as the computer is on, but after a few hours will lose all ability to maintain the most essential information. This will cause the computer to boot as if for the first time. Check your time and date; also knowing your OS would help. But I suspect it's your CMOS, which can be replaced at any computer repair shop.

Aug 19, 2007 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook Logo

164 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toshiba PC Laptops Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

john smith

Level 2 Expert

366 Answers

Are you a Toshiba PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...