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Honor
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Toshiba Satellite C655 doesn't connect wirelessly to almost any network.

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. 

http://www.toshibadi...poid=2000012994

Thanks. 

 

Is it possible that this ... http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/Networking-Wi-Fi/Poor-Signal-Reception-Range-Realtek-RTL8188CE-wireless... ... is my problem? 

 

I don't think it's range....

 

Post what you think, thanks.

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Peter
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Re: Toshiba Satellite C655 doesn't connect wirelessly to almost any network.

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.

- Peter
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Honor
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Re: Toshiba Satellite C655 doesn't connect wirelessly to almost any network.

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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.

 

http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/Networking-Wi-Fi/Poor-Signal-Reception-Range-Realtek-RTL8188CE-wireless...

 

Tried that, no fix.

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Toshiba Satellite C655 doesn't connect wirelessly to almost any network.

 

Satellite C655-S5312

 

 

Try each of these drivers.

 

   Realtek Wireless LAN Driver

 

   Realtek Wireless LAN Adapter 8188CE/8192CE for Windows 7 (32/64), 1005.19.0420.2011

   realtek_wlan_win7_2000016L_20110523.zip

-Jerry
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Honor
Posts: 4

Re: Toshiba Satellite C655 doesn't connect wirelessly to almost any network.

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

 

http://www.netgear.com/home/products/wireless-adapters/ultimate-wireless-adapters/WNDA4100.aspx

 

 

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Toshiba Satellite C655 doesn't connect wirelessly to almost any network.

I have no idea what the trouble is. Perhaps a defective WiFi card.

-Jerry
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Honor
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Re: Toshiba Satellite C655 doesn't connect wirelessly to almost any network.

Any way I can get it fixed?

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Toshiba Satellite C655 doesn't connect wirelessly to almost any network.

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.

-Jerry
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MissH
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Re: Toshiba Satellite C655 doesn't connect wirelessly to almost any network.

 


Honor wrote:

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. 

http://www.toshibadi...poid=2000012994

Thanks. 

 

Is it possible that this ... http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/Networking-Wi-Fi/Poor-Signal-Reception-Range-Realtek-RTL8188CE-wireless... ... is my problem? 

 

I don't think it's range....

 

Post what you think, thanks.



Honor wrote:

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. 

http://www.toshibadi...poid=2000012994

Thanks. 

 

Is it possible that this ... http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/Networking-Wi-Fi/Poor-Signal-Reception-Range-Realtek-RTL8188CE-wireless... ... is my problem? 

 

I don't think it's range....

 

Post what you think, thanks.


I'm going to purchase an external usb wireless card.

I let you know if that solves my issue of not able to connect to WiFi with my C655 all of sudden.

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hennie
Posts: 1

Re: Toshiba Satellite C655 doesn't connect wirelessly to almost any network.

I have reset to factory settings (out-of-box) can connect to router, but still no internet.  I have done the following:

1.  ipconfig /release, renew

2. disabled and enabled again from device manager menu

3. Uninstalled and scanned for hardware changes in Device manager menu

 

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