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Toshiba Satellite wireless switch doesn't turn on

Hello, I have a Toshiba Satellite M35X-S161 Notebook Computer

Last week wireless was working perfectly but suddently one day the wireless switch light turned off and now it doesn't turn on again even if the switch is in "on" mode. The computer detects the wireless adapter but I can't connect to any wireless lan. Please I need a solution.

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Ok, if your using Vista, what i want you to do is right click "computer" select "manage" and then "device manager", then click on the + sign next to "network adapters" and right click on the wireless network and "un-install" the device, reboot the PC and wait for windows to detect the wireless card and install the drivers for it, this will appear in the system tray (bottom right hand side) when its done try to connect again

keep me informed please and thanks for using Fixya

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

  • seannauss Feb 15, 2011

    I have the same problem, My toshiba satellite was recently sent to Toshiba to fix my screen which wasn't working and when i got it back my wireless wasn't working. I tried quite a few things including what leecom said above, but still not luck, any solutions?

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