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Re: WIRELESS CARD FOR LAPTOP
Your did not provide any info on which card you have or wish to install; USB, PC Card, or internal mini PCI card.
For mini PCI cards, first you have to open up the D600 laptop and install the Hardware (ensure to connect the antenna cables) then power-up and install the software (drivers and utility).
For USB and PC Cards, follow the device manufacture's recommended steps. Generally, for USB devices, the software (drivers and utility) needs to installed first before the hardware is connected.
If you have successfully installed the hardware and software (driver/utility) you can scan, choose and connect to an available wireless access point or wireless ad-hoc setup. This can be done through the wireless manufacture's utility or from Windows Wireless Zero Configuration utility. If you use the manafucature's utility, Windows Wireless Zero Configuration utility will not work; will not scan or list available wireless network.
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The Vostro 1510 system ships with a wireless feature called
the wireless switch. It is located on the left side of the system next to the
ExpressCard slot. This switch serves to dectivate or activate the wireless
Wireless Switch LED Settings
The LED (located on the Hinge Cover) on the wireless switch works only when the system is
powered on. A user can activate the switch and have it scan for networks only
after going through a complete boot process. The switch is used to detect only
wireless signals. This setting is in the BIOS under the
The LED indicates the following functionality:
Solid Blue - The system has detected a wireless signal.
Off - The system failed to detect a wireless device
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If there's no problem with the drivers, then there must be internal/hardware problem, or the short key (fn key combination) must be different for your laptop (it's my assumption). Your best bet is to update the wireless card with the latest drivers available for your Operating System.
I can't help you find your driver since you didn't mention the Operating System installed on your system.
If all these don't help, please contact/write to Toshiba, they'll definitely help you how to fix it. From our end, we can only provide assistance with what we have learned and with what we know.
I looked at the specs of the laptop and it doesnt seem to have a inbuilt wireless card. Here is where I looked and if this is indeed the laptop you have, then it doesnt have a wireless card built it, http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/product/6781/review/satellite_5005s504.html
Since it has 3 USB ports, you can use one of those ports to add a wireless card. Netgear has a card.. More detials of this card are in this link. http://www.netgear.com/Products/Adapters/WirelessGAdapters/WG111.aspx
So, if you plug the WG111 in and install it, it should help work. Netgear has free 90 days support and they can help you install. Not complicated at all,if you read the manual before calling the customer.
Hope this helps
Go to support.dell.com enter your tag number for your laptop, download the driver for your wireless card it will probably say Intel Pro Wireless, download the driver install it and see if this remedies the problem. If not the laptop could have a virus, verify your anti virus protection is up to date and perform a scan on the computer to detect it there is a known issue with a virus.
There are a few requirements other than the laptop and the wireless card. You need to also have an Wireless AP/Router that must be connected to the modem that connects to your ISP. All your PCs must then connect to this router either using the wired/Ethernet ports or WiFi.
If such a device (WiFi AP/Router) already exists and is connected to your modem and your other PC(s) are tied up to it and can access the Internet, you need to install the drivers (in a CD that came with the wireless card) to your IBM ThinkPad. Thereafter, you need to configure your laptop's wireless networking to access the AP/router. Your AP/Router must also be configured to accept wireless clients.
Please post back with brand/model of your AP/Router.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned out or should you need additional information.