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 Post subject: Toshiba Torture
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:51 pm 
Klamath
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I have a Toshiba Satellite P200-ab1 that is really starting to piss me off.

It belongs to a friend who asked me to look at it when her wireless connection quit working. i should have saud no.
When my initial attempts at fixing it failed, I did a full restore of Vista from the recovery partition.

I keep getting the message that the wireless card is turned off or disabled, but the switch on the front says that is turned on. I thought the wireless card had gone bad, so i replaced it with a Broadcom card that i know is good. The card installed just fine, but i am still getting the disabled message! Any suggestions?


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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba Torture
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:16 am 
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Is it disabled in device manager? If so, enable it.

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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba Torture
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:36 am 
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There is a deference between disabled or turned off.

Nasty gave you the correct advice but if you don't know how to do that look here.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... rk-adapter


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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba Torture
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:50 pm 
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Thanks guys.

I tried the suggested fix, but still no luck.

In the device manager the Broadcom wireless card is showing as being enabled.

In the control panel/network selection there is a red "X" by the wireless network connection, and when I right click on it, it tells me that the Broadcom is turned off... but the switch on the front is turned on.

Short of a sledge hammer, any other suggestions to fix this beast?


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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba Torture
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:02 pm 
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Did the driver recognize the wifi and install?


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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba Torture
PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:52 am 
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Yup.


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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba Torture
PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:34 am 
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Well I did find this http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/Networking ... 572#M10701

Let's also pretend for a moment that the light is lying to you and it's opposite day for it.


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