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Wireless network adapter not working

Last response: in Wireless Networking
January 20, 2011 1:41:14 PM

I cannot connect to the internet wirelessly on my Toshiba A205 laptop. I've run the diagnostics and it seems the adapter is not working. When I look at the system I can only see the Marvell Yukon PCI-E ehternet controller. That is not the wireless, is it? I think I could change it but I'm not sure which to get and where it is.
January 20, 2011 3:53:29 PM

That is probably the wired ethernet adapter. Have a look at Windows Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manager and see if you can spot the wireless adapter.

Have a look at the Tosh manual and see how you switch on the wireless -- usually an Fn key combination or a physical switch on the case.

Go to Toshiba site (or look on any CD which came with the laptop) and download a driver that is for the wireless in your model of laptop -- and appropriate to your version of Windows. The driver may be part of a multifunction chipset but the driver descriptions will say.
January 20, 2011 9:40:30 PM

Thans for the reply. When I turned it on to try your suggestions it was working. It must be MAGIC!!!
January 21, 2011 7:12:35 AM

It is magic. It's how we work.