06-28-2011 04:06 PM
If I'm either using an internet source other than wifi (ethernet cable, Verizon Wireless card, etc), the wireless capability turns off. I think this is to save power. I dont mind the computer turning off the wifi if I'm not using it. But i can't figure out how to turn it back on without running trouble-shooter.
There are two parts to my issue:
1. The wifi turns off after a while even though I dont have any of my power saving features set to turn off the wifi.
2. Regardless of why the wifi is turning off, I cant get ti back on without running the troubleshooter. The wireless button on my laptop says the wifi is on. If I turn it on and off, it does nothing. This also applies when I use the function keys. The only thing that says that it's turned off is the troubleshooter. When I run the troubleshooter, it says "Wireless Capability is turned off", and then gives me the option to fix the issue by turning it back on.
Once I run the troubleshooter it works fine, except somethimes I have to do it a couple times to make it turn on. But then if I disconnect and dont use it for a while, the wireless capability turns off again and I have to run the troubleshooter again to get it back on. Again, everything else I go to says the wireless card is on and working (wireless toggle switch, device manager, control panel, etc). But the trouble shooter detects that the wireless cabibility is disabled.
i have a new toshiba A665-S5170, Windows 7 (64 bit). wireless card is built in. wireless switch is not a physical switch, but rather a "touch" button that relies on the computer to actually make it turn on and off. or I can use the function keys, which have not always worked at all.
Thank you for your help.
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