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Hi, I have a Toshiba L505d-S5992 laptop. About a month ago I was getting on a plane for vacation and the day before I wanted to turn off my wireless connection. So to do that all I did was press FN F8 on my laptop. I also turned off a few things on the startup menu but I'm not sure if I disabled anything that would be important to this. So right now I am hardwired into my router but I need to get my wireless working within the next few days. Getting back to me ASAP would be very much appreciated. *Side notes* My brother suggested that I try using a Linux/Knoppix live CD, so I tried that and still couldn't get my wireless working. And yet the hard connection still worked. Im wondering if my Wireless chip just doesn't work now. It would seem strange because the Wireless stopped working a day after I disabled it. Also, when I go into my PC doctor thing, it tells me yes "Wireless connectivity is disabled" and tells me to search for the switch on my laptop. Well the only switch would be my FN F8, so I'm thinking if I get that fixed first, it will all work

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SOURCE: Fn+F8 hotkey dose not work but the remain FX go fine

Another Alternative is to check your BIOS to see whether or not your Wireless is turned on, if it is not pressent in your BIOS then update your BIOS Driver on the Internet to ver 1.4, Double check your version Compatabillity. Next if the adapter driver is installed, follow the following intructions: start -> settings -> control panel -> system -> hardware -> device manager -> now look for the wireless adapter, see if it is operational or marked with an error -> if it is marked check that it is configured for automatic, and also the resources. Set the configuration manually if so. restart the system.

1) Resource conflict = change resource settings
2) No adapter = check if the adapter is enabled (Y) then see if there is any conflicts (y) correct the settings e.g. resources and see if windows shows that the device is enabled (N) try to enable this device. If (N) then goto BIOS settings to correct it.

Hope this helps

Posted on May 24, 2009

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SOURCE: I don't know what fn f4 or fn f8 do.

Laptop keyboards can differ with the function keys and are set out different depending on make and model.
If you take a look at the F4 and F8 keys, is there any symbols (in blue) on them? If there is post back here with a description of the symbols, If there is no blue symbols on the keys then they will do nothing and there is nothing to worry about.


Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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SOURCE: make sure wireless switch in on

For many of the staelites there is a switch on the right side

Posted on Nov 22, 2009

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SOURCE: My l505d-s5992 toshiba keeps freezing up, I tried

could be a virus try system restore and go back to the earliest restore point

Posted on Apr 13, 2010

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SOURCE: I recently got my Toshiba Satellite A500-025

I would call Toshiba about it. I think they may have left the antenna wires off of the wireless card. Of course, you can disassemble it yourself and see if that is the case, but if it's under warranty, it's on them!

Posted on Feb 15, 2011

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