Wireless connection

Toshiba / Portege 4000
September 6, 2009 at 14:15:16
Specs: Windows 2000, 256MB
Has anyone managed to get a wireless connection in W2K? I have Local Area Connection 2 which is linked to the toshiba wireless card. Have tried everything, but no luck. Ethernet connection is OK in Local Area Connection (1).

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#1
September 6, 2009 at 16:12:32
I'm on a W2K wireless right now. But I'm using 3rd party hardware and software. It's a usb dongle w/realtek lan utility. Have never even bothered with a windoze connection.

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#2
September 7, 2009 at 01:16:02
Same with me but with an old USB airlink adapter and the utility included with it. It also picks up the wireless connection at a school down the street and from a couple neighbors.

Look for a Toshiba wireless connection utility or Toshiba how-to...whatever Toshiba has installed to help you get along with your machine.

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#3
September 7, 2009 at 03:05:48
Thanks - I tried a Philips USB Wireless Adaptor and that worked. But it sort of defeats the purpose of this with a large usb stick at the back of my laptop...

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#4
September 7, 2009 at 10:13:55
Go to Toshiba Support and Download the Driver Packages it should include the Configuration Utility or offered as a sperate software download..........................

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#5
September 7, 2009 at 18:06:17
Yeah, there has to be a way to get your laptop wireless working. Surely Toshiba has the answer; maybe this'll help.

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...

Edit:

A list of the Drivers and Utilities...

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...

Apparently the 4000 uses two different wireless cards; either Cisco or Agere.

http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...

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#6
September 8, 2009 at 03:08:42
OK- one step forwards.

I've installed the Toshiba Wireless LAN Driver & WiFi Client Manager (the US site is clearer than the UK site).

Now the problem is actually configuring WiFi through Wireless Network. I'm honestly thinking it might be easier to install an external device as the network device switch isn't easy to use and it looks as though there are various conflicts in the system.

I'll try this on a test system in VirtualBox.


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