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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-05-2010, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Laptop Wireless Connectivity Turns Off

My laptop (Toshiba Satellite A-355) has been randomly disconnecting from the internet, the connectivity turns off, and it won't even give me an option to reconnect. The switch isn't turning off but it's telling me the to click the switch to on. Nothing to my knowledge has changed. I keep my Norton up to date and it doesn't bring up any problems when I run a scan.

It's not a problem with my internet because I have a Xbox slim with wifi and it doesn't have a problem connecting when it comes up as a problem.

Any info would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-06-2010, 07:22 AM
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The only suggestion I have is to update any/all software that is Toshiba related on the Toshiba website. Should be a fairly easy/straight forward process for you. Otherwise, try a USB 802.11 wireless adapater and see if the problem persist.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-06-2010, 06:29 PM
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What OS and service pack are you running?
Are you allowing WINDOWS to manage wireless or the adapters software?
More info would help.

I had this issue mainly with early versions of XP (pre SP2), with 98, and when NOT using Windows Zero wireless config tool.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-07-2010, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry, I have Windows Vista and Service Pack 2.

I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to computer technology but I'll try to get you the info.

I think Windows is managing because I have not tinkered with it at all since the computer was purchased.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-08-2010, 12:18 AM
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Go to Toshiba's website and click on support. Put in your model numbers and see if there is a driver update for your wireless network card. You can compare versions by going into device manager and expand the Network Adapters menu. Right click on your Wi-Fi card and then click the Driver tab. It will show you the current driver version. Compare it to what is listed on the support site. Download it and update your driver. If there is no driver update. Try uninstalling your Wi-Fi network card driver, reboot, and reinstall driver.

Also, check out your signal strength meter. If it's gets too noisy, above -75 dbm, it will tend to drop the connection. This is caused from being too far away from the router or access point or being around a high EMF source, like a vacuum cleaner or washer/dryer. And examine the monitor of your laptop for cracks or damage. The antennas are inside the top corners of your monitor screen.

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