I have a line in my hair for scratching my head so much.
I cannot access my wireless network on my work laptop.
I am using a Toshiba Satellite Pro 6000 with Windows 2000 SP4 installed with all current critical updates. Under Device Manager
, I have:
i) Intel 8255x-based PCI Ethernet Adaptor (10/100) - this works fine
ii) Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card
- I have an ON/OFF switch on the side of the comp, which I've turned ON (I think this is my wireless port??). When I do this, an orange light ignites on the far right, next to the other lights on the front panel of the Laptop (like HD, battery, AC, etc.). There are 6 areas for lights in total.
Now, when I right-click the device and click Enable, it enables OK, says that the device is working properly but I get an icon with a red X through it in my system tray and this is what it says:INFRA WIRELESS - Network Cable Unplugged
But, this IS a wireless connection, why the frig would I need a cable!?!?
I've also noticed the following in Device Manager and don't know if it's related.
Under INFRARED DEVICES I have:
i) SMC IrCC - Fast Infrared Port - this is working OK
ii) Built-in Infrared Device
- there is a yellow exclamation mark through it. When I click on Properties, it says:This device cannot start. (Code 10)
I've tried uninstalling, re-installing the device and updating the drivers. It temporarily works, but then when I reboot, I get the same condition.
Needless to say, whenever I go to a hotel or airport with a wireless LAN service, I cannot get access to the internet.
Any suggestions, would be very much appreciated.