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I just reinstalled Win XP professional on my Toshiba Laptop. I am trying to connect to a wireless network and my pc is not seeing the wireless. I went device manager and it says my toshiba wireless LAN Mini PCI Card is working fine however like I said its not picking up the signal. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do. I would really appreciate it. Thank You
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Anyone Please?
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Did you reinstall the software for the wireless card?
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Did you reinstall the software for the wireless card?


It says the device is working properly.
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ok, that means it isn't broken, but do you have the software installed? The device should have come with an installation CD which installs the software that makes it work.
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wadeb,

could you please tell me what's the error messgae you get when you scan for wireless network.
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ok, that means it isn't broken, but do you have the software installed? The device should have come with an installation CD which installs the software that makes it work.


the device came with the computer. I do have the Toshiba Recover and Applications/ Drivers Cd that came with the Laptop but when I put the cd in it says that its not the right cd for that computer.
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That's strange. Download SIW and use it to find out the brand and model number of your wireless card.
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that's fine.what's the error message when trying to connect to your wireless network?First of all check if the wireless switch is turned on in your laptop.
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That's strange. Download SIW and use it to find out the brand and model number of your wireless card.


After I get the info on what kind of Card it is what should I do next?
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Post the info and I'll search for what you need.
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Post the info and I'll search for what you need.


Card Thosiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card
Description Thosiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card
Manufacturer Agere Systems
Type Wireless LAN
MAC 00-02-2d-b0-e4-9f

Thats what it says. Please let me know if there is any other info you need. Thanks again.
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Yes, I need more info, SIW wasn't as helpful as I thought it would be.

Turn the laptop off and pull the card out. Look at the card and find the name of the card and the Part Number. Then I'll be able to help ya out.
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Yes, I need more info, SIW wasn't as helpful as I thought it would be.

Turn the laptop off and pull the card out. Look at the card and find the name of the card and the Part Number. Then I'll be able to help ya out.


Where do I find the part number and the name?
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Yes, I need more info, SIW wasn't as helpful as I thought it would be.

Turn the laptop off and pull the card out. Look at the card and find the name of the card and the Part Number. Then I'll be able to help ya out.


I just found this I'm not sure if its what your looking for though.

MPC13A-20/R
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