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Old November 9th, 2011, 02:29 PM
Ximon Ximon is offline
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Wireless adapter suddenly disabled - win 7

I have a Toshiba satellite A500 laptop, about a year and a half old, win7. Ever since the warranty expired everything started going wrong and spontaneously breaking.

Last night the battery ended its own life, and now it will only run from the mains. As soon as that happened, the wireless adapter also stopped working, behaving as if I'd flicked off the switch at the front. A little red cross is in the bottom corner, saying no connections are available. Troubleshooting the connection tells me the wireless adapter is disabled. If I go into the adapter's properties, it appears enabled, it says the device is working properly, and 'allow windows to disable automatically' in the power options tab is unchecked.

Is there anything else I can try? Would buying a new battery resolve this issue?

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Old November 15th, 2011, 04:11 AM
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vahne2k vahne2k is offline
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I think that you need to Enable your on-board wireless adapter in your laptop BIOS because it might be turned off so that's why you can still disable and enable it in Windows but cannot connect to the network..

Turn On your laptop and press F1/F2/Delete I guess so that you can access your bios.. Locate/find the Onboard wireless configuration [sumtin like these] on BIOS and see if its disabled.. If disbaled then just enable it and save and exit bios..

Note: Be careful not to mess with your bios setup.

Hope these helps..
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