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#1 mustardgas

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:34 PM

I recently bought a Toshiba L500 laptop for school, but can't get the wireless to work. I am running Windows 7 and I have the correct wireless drivers installed. I have tried FN+F8 but the light stays red. I have checked my bios and wireless is turned on. I have looked for my wireless card but I think it's under my keyboard. My wireless card is a Realtek Wireless LAN (802.11 bgn).

When I boot up without the Ethernet plugged in, it says there are no connections available. When I check my advanced settings for my network, it only shows the ethernet connection.

I'm not sure what else I can do. I hope this is enough info, if anymore info is needed, let me know. Thanks.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 12:30 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

Have you gone through the procedures for setting up the wireless function?

In addition to installing the proper drivers for the wireless device, you must also initiate procedures to employ that device.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/n...connectnow.mspx

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 04:25 PM

When I tried that connect now option, no wireless option came up. I am using Windows 7, so it's a little different. That's the only procedure I know for Windows 7.

Edited by mustardgas, 17 September 2009 - 04:27 PM.


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Posted 17 September 2009 - 04:31 PM

Did you try the Help & Support files for Win 7...for wireless connection info?

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:34 PM

Check in your device manager and make sure there are now yellow exclamation marks (indicating the drivers are not installed) Windows 7 may not have a default driver for your card or it may not have installed one.
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