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Wifi stopped working

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#1 NotVeryTechie


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 04:49 PM

Hi there
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A200GE - 26Q Laptop running Vista Home Premium. The wireless has worked perfectly until last night, when it suddenly stopped working. I restarted and it worked. Then tonight it did the same and restarting didn't help. I tried uninstalling and re-installing the driver. Nothing is working. I know the wireless modem is fine as my housemate is using the wi-fi and there is no problem at all. I don't have a cable.
I hope someone can help. I am typing this on a borrowed notebook, but will have to return this soon. I would like to get this fixed before then.
Thanks so much.

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 06:53 PM

This sounds like a problem with the wi-fi unit inside the laptop. It is possible, it it is a separate card, for the card to become dislodged from its mounting or for it just to fail. If you check the specs for your laptop carefully you should be able to find out what sort of wi-fi card it uses - on-board or plug-in. If it is the latter, check the mounting.


If it isn't the mounting and it is not economic to replace it with a Toshiba component, then try an external USB wi-fi dongle. They are available quite cheaply and work well. I have an elderly Toshiba here and its internal wi-fi unit hasn't worked since the laptop was about three years old.


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