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Hello, I recently had my brand-new laptop stolen (ouch), but thankfully, my mom called and gave me her old Toshiba Satellite M70-SR2 to replace it. The laptop works fine, It was recently wiped and restored because of some problems, but this seems to have created a new one: The laptop is running Windows XP SP2 (which i prefer over vista), but for some reason, It will not connect to my wireless network. I am using her new laptop to ask this question, so that basically says it isn't a router, network or modem-based problem. I also run an xbox off of this network. I can view our wireless network from the Toshiba, signal strength is at a full-five, connection type is set to automatic, but every time I try to connect to the network, It says it is validating (Also only seems to receive 1-10 packets). I have browsed other questions similar to this but have not found a solution as yet, so I thought I'd ask my own to narrow it down. Any suggestions? Also, while I am fairly computer-savvy, I am no technician (I understand most technical terminology, but some of the jargon and minor differences between terms are confusing to me). So I would appreciate it if any answers/suggestions could be stripped down to basic, step by step instructions (click here, open this, uncheck that, etc...) Thanks much in advance! Sincerely, James

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Is the wireless turned on look for the swich on the front of the laptop.
is the network key correct.
have you treid a wireless dongle
are the drivers present in device manager if not go to toshiba support & downloads
is it the correct driver
if there is a custom program like belkin or somthing else managing your network if there is delete it and windows should pick it up
also xp has its own diagnostic and repair program have you run it it will tell you whats wrong and give you some suggetions on how tpo correct it.

well i hope this helps you in some way all the best.

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