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I have a Toshiba satelite A665, s6054 laptop with works with internet thru a router. however, it stops connecting the internet after two week... My modem is attached to my destop PC and with D-link router Dir 601 for network. My desktop still connects to the internet but my laptop does not. It say the "media is disconnected" I tried changing ethernet cables and still not connecting. Tried also resetting router and modem, still not connecting. Please help a frustated senior citizen who is ignorant in laptops.

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Well you should not worry..i am here to assist you with the problem

And as you have explined that you are getting Media Disconnected error...this error means that there is not physical conection between the Laptop and the Router, which could be because either the Cable is faulty of Router is not powered on or the port is faulty...But if you are using it wirelessly..which means that you are connectiong the laptop to the Router wirelessly.. then it means that wireless signal is not getting transmitted between laptop and router.

Please connect the modem to the Router through an ethernet cable...then connect the Router to the Desktop and Laptop both...that should be ideal way to connect.

Also you may perform the following steps on the Laptop as it would help cuase toshiba laptop has got inbuilt sotware (toshiba config free) to disable adapter...which is why you might be getting media disconnected error.

Try this:

Check on the bottom right cornor of the screen..there would be an icon for Toshiba Config on it to open it...there would be settings to enable and disable the adapter...

Pleae note only one adapter would remain enable i.e either wireless or ethernet adapter.. so enable the one which you are using...if the laptop is connecting to the router wirelessly you got to enable the wireless adapter..else enable the ethernet


If you require any further help please repy

Posted on Sep 13, 2010


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