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This Computer Does Not Have a Wireless Network Adapter Installed and Configured


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#1 XxJxX1337

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 05:06 AM

Alright, my Toshiba Satellite L305-S5955 is about 2 years old. I have never had any major issues with it before. The past few nights it has been unable to connect to my wireless network. It has the network information saved along with the passcode and all of those required things. Other devices are able to connect effortlessly. My computer has stopped discovering wireless networks. When I try to correct the issue using "Diagnose and Repair" I get "This computer does not have a wireless network adapter.." etc. I have tried to follow some steps online like disabling IPv6 and "Uninstalling" the faulty Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter #2. None of these things fix it. I am posting this from the laptop with an ethernet cable connected. What is the issue? How do I fix it? Thank you for your assistance.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 05:58 AM

Have you tried updating/reinstalling the Drivers? Is the device on?

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 04:09 PM

I downloaded the driver from the manufacturer's website. The device is also definitely on according to the light on the computer near the wireless switch. I have restarted the computer several times as well including after installing the driver. I also ran ipconfig /all and it does say the media is disconnected on all network adapters.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 04:33 PM

Even the wired adapter?

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 04:39 PM

When it is plugged in I'm sure it says it is connected, but I have not run ipconfig /all while connected to the ethernet cable. But like I said, it does work when hard wired.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 04:46 PM

Go to Device Manager and remove the Wireless Device and reboot the computer.

Plug the lap top via wired and do the following:

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.

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Please take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 10:27 PM

I have already removed the wireless device, all that is left is my RealTek PCIE FE Family Controller which I believe is just for the ethernet cable and I don't want to mess up my ability to connect hard wired.


Here is the link you requested.

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/RbG5ng2aaNXJoRZISiJ0GK1

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 05:51 AM

What kind of Toshiba is this?

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 02:00 PM

Toshiba Satellite L305-S5955

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 02:11 PM

Try this link:

http://www.realtek.com/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=21&PFid=40&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false

if that doesnt work go to http://www.realtek.com and make sure you see the following:

HOME > Downloads > Communications Network ICs > Wireless LAN ICs > WLAN NIC > IEEE 802.11b/g Single-Chip > Software

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 03:42 AM

Downloaded and installed "8187SE_WindowsDriver_9109.1028.2009"

Still the same issue and unable to detect any wireless networks. Wireless switch is set to "On" and light is illuminated on laptop.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 04:56 AM

Then the wireless Card is dead.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 08:15 AM

Despite that it was working intermittently? Is there any other way to diagnose or determine that is the definite cause?

If it is out could you please tell me what type of internal wireless network card will work? I'm sure I can't just buy any one and throw it in there. Is there a particular connection type to my motherboard or some size I need? Thanks.

Edited by XxJxX1337, 03 July 2011 - 08:17 AM.


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Posted 03 July 2011 - 11:32 AM

You will have to consult the documentation that came with your lap top.




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