my wireless adapter is off

March 25, 2015 at 18:44:34
Specs: Windows 7
my toshiba says i have no internet connection, unless I plug in ethernet cable.. I need my wireless turned back on , how do i do this??

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March 25, 2015 at 18:54:06
Try holding the Fn key and tapping F12

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March 25, 2015 at 19:08:17
If the above doesn't do the trick let us have the model number of your Toshiba.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 26, 2015 at 02:56:07
Go to Device Manager and then click on Network adapters in the list of "devices" you will see shown.

Select the one for wifi (likely it's a Broadcom adapter). Right click on it and see if shows as disabled. If it is disabled then "enable" it.

This link explains some of the assorted ways to enable/disable wifi.

And these are to simply get to device manager...

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March 27, 2015 at 07:02:35
Many laptops have a slider switch to disable or enable wireless. Look for the switch on either side of your laptop. If we knew a model number of your laptop we could tell you for sure.


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March 27, 2015 at 10:03:18
Good point re' slider switch. I recall that some hp/compaq laptops a few years back had an enable/disable "button" top right of the keyboard area - just below the bottom of the display bezel/frame. It glowed blue when "enabled" and I think was unlit when not enabled. There were three or four other "buttons" there alongside it...; can't recall what they "dun"...

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