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Drivers for a wireless adapter--hope this is the right forum.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 03:29 PM

So this is probably mostly my fault--I know just enough to be really dangerous to my system if I think I'm doing good. This is one of those times.

I have an older laptop (Toshiba Satellite), and I was clearing it up to lend to a friend for a time since she lacks one for the time being. Everything is working fine, except for some reason, the wireless. It will not connect to the network properly. So I try to update the driver, as Windows Update says it has the driver located. It fails for inexplicable reasons (I was hooked up via ethernet cable). I try using the internet to get the driver by searching directly for the driver. This is a failure, as I get loads of sites and hits dedicated to charging me like 30 bucks for this service. Somewhere along the line, I delete the driver entirely. Not sure when, or why. This was at like 4 AM, so I might not have been thinking clearly. In fact, I surely wasn't. I go to bed.

So, I wake up this morning and decide to get smart about this. I attempt to use Toshiba's website to get the driver! And it's actually helpful and useful! Except after I run the program, I get an error message from the "Found New Hardware" manager. It failed, somehow, to install properly. Grr. Windows update is still being quite terrible with this, and I get error code 80072EFD, which is strange, because I managed to update to the most recent service pack yesterday. So I don't really know what's going on here.

I really want the wireless to work, since it would be very convenient for my friend to have rather than tethering her with the cord. So any advice you can give on the matter would be great.

Edit: I am an idiot, and managed to get it working--sort of. It just won't really connect to the router, and I'm not sure where the problem is right now.

Edited by JTDC, 09 February 2011 - 03:46 PM.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 04:03 PM

What is the model of this Toshiba Satellite?

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