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jasongabb
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connect to wifi without hot keys

Is there a way to set up my Satellite L755-S5153 so that I don't have to use the F8 hot keys to connect?   Is their an automatic setting?

 

 

 

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Peter
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Re: connect to wifi without hot keys

FN+F8 enables or disabled Wi-Fi, but if Wi-Fi is already enabled, you shouldn't need to do that to connect to a network. For example, when you boot the computer it should reconnect automatically if it was already enabled before shutting down the last time.

- Peter
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allarea2
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Re: connect to wifi without hot keys

We recently purchased the Toshiba all in one computer and it has been connected to our wi-fi, but we accidently hit the F12 key while typing an email and it turned the wi-fi off.  I noticed below that someone said to use Fn+F8 key. Is this the key to turn the wi-fi back on or do we have to reboot our computer?? Thanks for helping.

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Peter
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Re: connect to wifi without hot keys

allarea2, we've changed the keys. Whatever key turned it off for you will be the same that turns it on. Look on the F keys for the one with a picture of a little antenna.

 

Besides moving them around, there was one other change. Previously, as mentioned here, it was FN+F8. If you just want to use F8, you press F8. If you want to toggle the wi-fi, you press FN+F8. We've swapped the FN key usage by defaults now. In other words, just F8 to use the "special" command and FN+F8 if you want to send an actual F8. I hope that wasn't too confusing.

 

Here's the way to be safe. Find the key with the antenna picture. Press it. If it doesn't work, hold FN and press it.

- Peter