Solved Wireless Card Issues

May 26, 2011 at 18:14:53
Specs: Windows 7
Im trying to fix a friends network problem on her Laptop.
Her wireless used to work fine until she took it to a friends and connected to a different network.
When she got back home she couldnt connect to her own, and after fiddling with the settings on the router she has done something wrong!

It is a Toshiba Satellite (Unsure of Model Type) can get that later if necessary, but in device manager it is not even showing that a wireless adapter exists.
I ran Everest and that also shows no wireless adapter?

Another thing i noticed the Fn F8 command does not toggle the wireless on/off like it used too

Do i need to find the laptop model and download the drivers again?
Or is it a hardware problem?


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May 26, 2011 at 19:46:01
I guess, you should enter the system bios by pressing F2 or whatever key is used to enter the system bios.

In the bios, you should find an option to load the default settings.

And yes, rarely on undefined circumstances, windows can crash, so that also bios settings gets changed.

Anyway, it doesn't hurt, do load bios default settings.
Simply give it a try.

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#1
May 26, 2011 at 18:33:11
Is there a button on the laptop, to switch on/off the wireless network, in addition to the Fn+F8 key?

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May 26, 2011 at 18:35:15
As in a physical Switch?
no there isnt, i checked for that as my laptop has one

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#3
May 26, 2011 at 18:47:12
I guess, it isn't a driver issue, because windows 7 should show the wireless hardware in device manager in other devices.

Have you checked the settings of the system BIOS.
You may try to reset the BIOS settings to factory defaults.

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#4
May 26, 2011 at 18:49:57
yeah thats what i thought, its showing it isnt physically there.

could the BIOS settings have changed without going in and changing them, cause im sure she wouldnt of got that far.

Will taking the battery out and holiding power button for 30+ seconds reset the BIOS?
or do i have to go into the startup menu


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May 26, 2011 at 19:46:01
✔ Best Answer
I guess, you should enter the system bios by pressing F2 or whatever key is used to enter the system bios.

In the bios, you should find an option to load the default settings.

And yes, rarely on undefined circumstances, windows can crash, so that also bios settings gets changed.

Anyway, it doesn't hurt, do load bios default settings.
Simply give it a try.

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#6
May 31, 2011 at 22:20:13
I reset the BIOS and no change.
I took it to a friend and his diagnostic was the card is broken.

Its just a big coincidence that between using the Wi-Fi at her friends to the time she got home the card broke :/


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#7
May 31, 2011 at 22:35:11
Yea, bad luck.
Thanks for reply.

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