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Wireless does not show up in Network Connections

For some reason, my wireless does not show up in network connections. Even the antenna switch in the front of the laptop, if set in the ON position, does not light up, saying that the wireless in on. I went to the Toshiba support site and DLed all the drivers for WiFi and installed them, but it still does not work. Any ideas?

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  • sahaja May 21, 2008

    I should also mention this is the first time I have had this problem in three years of owning the laptop and the only thing that changed from it working this morning to not working now is that I uninstalled the driver for my keyboard

  • ocxcardinal5 Jul 09, 2008

    I've have the same problem. I tried using the recovery disk. Everything was deleted and reinstalled except the wireless light still doesn't come on and wireless is not listed in the network connections. What now?

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I had this same problem sometime ago and I first reversed my last action and I still did not get back my wireles. So out of desperation I backed up my files and made use of the recovery disk that came with my laptop, Although I had to wait through the process of deleting the contents of my computer first, after the operating system was reinstalled, to my suprise my wireless connection was initialised and it started working. All I had to do after that`was to point it to the right wireless network to work with. I hope this solves your problem Sahaja.

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