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#1 RacefanofJr

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:53 PM

I have a Toshiba Satellite M30X, Windows XP Pro, 2GB Ram, Service Pack 3. The computer was running fine for a long time. But then the wireless signal kept dropping and starting back up about every 5 - 10 minuets.I figured it was the wireless card going bad because I had uninstalled the drivers for it and reinstalled them and it didn't help. If the pc is plugged up to the LAN connection(wired), it runs perfect.
So I replaced the wireless card with a new Gigabyte card, hooked into the internet with the LAN, a driver downloaded perfectly and in the device manager, everything looked fine. But, when I move the cursor over the wireless icon in the botton right cornner, it says " Wireless Network Connection 1 is not connected Wireless network unavailable. I have tried to connect in SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING, and that didn't help at all. I have uninstalled the driver and reinstalled it. I have Turned off my router for 2 minutes and turned it back on, and I have tried the "repair" option. None of these things have helped. I have also clicked on " Refresh network list" and it doesn't show any networks. Normaly it would show about 3 connections from nieghbors.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated !!!!
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 05:51 PM

Is the wireless card radio on?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:07 PM

If your talking about the little switch on the side of the laptop, yes it's on.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:17 PM

Are there tools provided by Gigabyte that will see if your card is broadcasting out?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:04 PM

No clue, but I will look it up and let ya know.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:36 PM

Nothin. I
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:37 PM

Nothin. I've had this card sitting in a drawer for years and I see that Gigabyte no longer deals with that type of product. I have 2 other wireless cards in the drawer. Do you think I should go ahead and try a different card ?
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:43 PM

Try another card.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:11 PM

Before I do that, I wanted to say that there looks like a small light beside the switch on the side of the laptop, and that light doesn't light up at all. What does that mean ?
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:05 AM

Ok, replaced the card and everything works good. Thanks for your help. I reckon the new Gigabyte card was just not working.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:03 AM

Were these cards kept in anti-static bags?

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:26 AM

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:30 AM

weird, but glad you got it working.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:32 AM

Thanks and thank you again for your help !
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