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Enabling wireless on Toshiba Satellite L40 18Z


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linuxwannabee

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:) I recently bought the above mentioned laptop, and the wireless networking doesn't seem to be enabled by default.

My previous old laptop relied on a pc-card for wireless, and the software for this was very intuitive.

Not so I don't feel for my new laptop.

Not sure if it's a Windows Vista (Home Ed) thing, or Toshiba - but any help, advice or pointers to useful sources of info would be appreciated.

(please don't say read the manual, Read The Flaming Manual) - I've already done searches in the online manual and didn't find it useful at all).

Regards to all

:) Dave B - linuxwannabee
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I dont want to make you look bad or anything but look on the corner of the base of the laptop and make sure the wi-fi or wireless card in enabled. It might be switched off. My fiance ran into the same issue after I turned it off and didnt know it was there.. Other then that go Start(windows flag bottom left)>Control Panel>Network and Internet>Network and Sharing Center>Under Tasks on the top left click Manage Network Connections. If the wireless Adpter is listed in there right click it and you should be able to see if it enabled or disabled. if it disabled, it might be a corupt driver. Maybe doing a system recovery if you check both of those things.
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Hi

Many thanks - I found it!

A little red faced maybe - but I was looking for a virtual switch within the Windows interface - rather than a physical one!

Cheers

Dave B - Linuxwannabee
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toshiba doesn't make that switch easy to find...or easy to turn on when you've got fat fingers
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