09-18-2010 11:38 AM
My cousin and I both have similar Toshoba Laptops, but mine has Realtek wireless and hers is Atheros. She just bought a new router where her choice for Encryption is WPA2 or None. Her Laptop will not connect with WPA2, but mine will. We have same version of Vista, updates etc... The major difference I see is her wireless chipset, which is AR5006EG. We have the latest drivers offered from Toshiba according to the download site, Version 126.96.36.199, dated 5-2007. But according to Atheros there is much newer stuff. They have 7.7.x.x dated this year, but only OEM's can access. I found several articles where these later drivers fixed similar issues in other Laptops. How can I get ahold of something newer for the Atherosa chipset in an A135-4656 Laptop????
09-21-2010 09:15 AM
09-21-2010 07:59 PM
Yes, if you set the router Encryption setting to "None" it connects fine. But that gives absolutely no security, not even a password or MAC address filter to turn on. It's an Apple Airport Extreme. Besides being way overpriced, it doesn't have a lot of configurable options. - I did find some articles for other Laptops that the newer Atheros drivers fixed a similar issue, so was hoping someone at Toshiba might be able to get them for me. Lisa
09-22-2010 09:46 AM
10-13-2010 11:07 AM
Thanks Jerry for your helpful posts. I tried a bunch of things, and wanted to post the resolution for this issue.
In the end I reluctantly downloaded the latest driver from that Czech site, and everything now works. It was version 188.8.131.525. I figured out how to just get just the driver files and not download their helpful little tool.
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