08-01-2012 11:09 PM
So basically, I have this small problem. One of my laptops, a Toshiba Satellite C655 can't connect wirelessly to almost any network. I know it's not the network because I have other laptops that can connect just fine. The networks are usually not my own, so I can't change settings within them. My laptop can connect and see the network, but just doesn't get internet access. Connecting wired works just fine. Feel free to through out any ideas on how to fix this.
Is it possible that this ... http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/Networking-Wi-Fi/Poor
I don't think it's range....
Post what you think, thanks.
08-06-2012 10:42 AM
Which Wi-Fi card do you have in your laptop? To check, type "Device Manager" in the Start Menu's search field, press ENTER, and expand "Network adapters" in the Device Manager.
08-11-2012 11:26 PM - edited 08-11-2012 11:29 PM
Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
I hear this wireless card is garbage.
Tried a lot of fixes for it.
Post back what you think the problem is and I'll try what you tell me to do, thanks.
Tried that, no fix.
08-12-2012 02:19 PM
08-12-2012 03:11 PM
Tried both, no luck. I just bought a wireless usb adapter for 60 bucks and now I can connect fine wirelessly to the internet.
Toshiba owes me a new laptop or 60 bucks back haha.
Wireless adapter I just purchased from BestBuy:
N900 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter from NETGEAR
08-13-2012 10:48 AM
The best way to discover whether the problem has to do with software is to restore the hard disk to its original out-of-the-box contents using Toshiba recovery media.