09-17-2012 01:38 PM
I have quite a strange problem: I can't disable WiFi module using Fn+F8.
It happens after Windows reinstallation. I have installed Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 (MSDNAA). I have installed Broadcom WLAN driver, then Toshiba Value Added Pack and Bluetooth Stack from Toshiba website.
When I press Fn+F8 there is only a Bluetooth icon, I can enable and disable it. And there is no WiFi icon.
WLAN card is listed in Device Manager, it is working without problems.
Before reinstalling Windows, when I had used preinstalled Windows 7 HP, it worked properly: there were three icons, I could disable/enable WiFi, BT and both WiFi+BT pressing Fn+F8.
Did somebody have a problem like this? Can anyone help me?
Many thanks in advance.
09-17-2012 02:21 PM
Satellite L650-11R (PSK1JE-00F00JN5) <- the Danish page
Why struggle with that stuff? Windows Home Premium already contains Windows 7 Professional (and Ultimate as well). All you need to do is unlock the new features, which takes only minutes and does not disturb the drivers or utilities.
See how to restore the hard disk to its original out-of-the-box contents using Toshiba recovery media at the top of p. 1-14 in the User's Manual (attached).
If you failed to burn the recovery discs, you can order them from Toshiba.
09-18-2012 07:16 AM
I've lost HDD Recovery Utilities due to hard disk replacement. I didn't record my recovery discs and I don't want to buy them because of this minor drawback.
To be honest, I didn't like some of Toshiba preinstalled programs. Besides drivers, from Toshiba software I installed now only Toshiba Value Added Package and Toshiba Supervisor Password Utility. Maybe I should install something else to make it work?
09-18-2012 08:05 AM
I didn't like some of Toshiba preinstalled programs.
It's far easier to remove the bloat in my opinion than to try to get right which drivers need to be loaded in which order.
If you want to continue the struggle, try it this way. I'm only guessing. No guarantees.
Start over with a clean install of Windows. Install the Intel chipset software followed by the ATI display driver prior to any other drivers. Install this one for the wireless.
Intel WiMax/ WiFi Link/ Wireless Adapters for Windows 7 (64), 184.108.40.206.1
Install the TVAP before any other Toshiba utility.
09-19-2012 03:32 AM
I solved my problem on my own, after I read this thread: http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/
I installed and uninstalled Atheros WLAN card driver, despite having Broadcom WLAN card, and WiFi icon occurs. I don't have idea why, but it works.
Thank you for trying to help me.
09-19-2012 10:08 AM
I installed and uninstalled Atheros WLAN card driver, despite having Broadcom WLAN card
Happy to learn you got it to work.
Strange that an Atheros driver fixes a Broadcom card.
Overholdelse : Wi-Fi®
Netværksunderstøttelse : 802.11b/g/n
Producent : Broadcom®
Trådløs teknologi : Trådløst LAN
Producent : Broadcom®
Trådløs teknologi : Bluetooth®
topologi : Hurtigt Ethernet LAN
hastighed : 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX