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need help with wi-fi on my toshiba laptop

by spinnel_rain / January 20, 2006 3:41 AM PST

i have purchased my toshiba laptop (M55) that has 802.100g built in..
at first i was able to connect with wireless networks, but now, even though it says connected, the internet doesn't work (i.e. internet explorer can't find internet connection, a window pops up saying that.)
is this problem related to my laptop directly, meaning because of laptop defects? i need help figuring this out.
thank you

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some things to try
by linkit / January 20, 2006 3:49 AM PST

Turn off/unplug broadband modem, then turn on again.
Turn off/unplug router, then turn on again.
Test.

Try broadband modem without router.
Test.

Download and install latest router firmware.
Test.

Use one firewall at most. Scan for viruses. Scan for spyware with more than one program.

What modem model? What router model?

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by spinnel_rain / January 23, 2006 11:27 AM PST
In reply to: some things to try

first of all thank you for helping out.
the router was from d-link.
i'm not sure about the modem.
even without the router, i was trying to get wireless from my neighbor's through unsecured wireless network. it works with my desktop, but not with my laptop. is there somthing wrong with my laptop?
again thank you!

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re: some things to try
by spinnel_rain / January 23, 2006 11:28 AM PST
In reply to: some things to try

first of all thank you for helping out.
the router was from d-link.
i'm not sure about the modem.
even without the router, i was trying to get wireless from my neighbor's through unsecured wireless network. it works with my desktop, but not with my laptop. is there somthing wrong with my laptop?
again thank you!

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You mean trying to steal from your neighboor?
by Melati Hitam / January 23, 2006 3:55 PM PST
In reply to: re: some things to try

Does it work with your own wireless??

If it is .. then forget about stealing your neighboor wireless signal...

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both don't work
by spinnel_rain / January 26, 2006 12:14 PM PST

i check with both, and even though the wireless says it's connected, can't use internet explorer still. i did ipconfig on command prompt and it says that media is disconnected (wireless card). is that why? how do i turn it back on? there's no switch on my laptop.
thanks a bunch!!

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What channel did you use? try other channel..
by Melati Hitam / January 26, 2006 3:25 PM PST
In reply to: both don't work

the configuration is on your wifi accespoint/router and on your laptop wifi adapter.

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how
by spinnel_rain / January 27, 2006 5:18 PM PST

how do you configure the wireless adapter? i'm sorry, i don't understand about the channels.
i also tried to disable the network card and enable it again, but it still didn't work. is there any other ways i could do?
thank you

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Accesspoint and Wireless card
by Melati Hitam / January 27, 2006 5:52 PM PST
In reply to: how

can be configured using the utility they provide.

While Access point can be configured through their webbased utility.. the address is on the manual.

And the wireless card can be configured using their utility/driver (may be in the CD or maybe its already installed, look for it on the start menu program in your laptop)

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it might be catching someone else's rrouter signal which....
by smit9192 / January 31, 2006 11:16 AM PST

is weak -that happened to me

go to ur toshiba config free thing and select the the internet u want (ur last name would be there-so clikc that and click connect)

hope this helped

=JAY

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