wifi on the fritz

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wifi on the fritz

Ok, so check this out.  I have a Toshiba Satellite A305 and suddenly the wireless capabiltiy quit.  "No wireless networks are available."  Yes, the little switch on the front was on and the light was on.   I tried a bunch of things, no luck.  I randomly tilted it back to look at the bottom and suddenly some networks appear.  When I tried to select one of them, poof, they disappear.  So I tilt it back and I was able to connect!  I was totally able to connect by keeping the keyboard verticle.  Strange.  When I tilt it back down, poof, "No networks available."


Anyone else ever encounter this problem?


So I read some Toshiba Forum strings and I read about the FN - F8 toggle.  I tried that and I worked!  But only once.  I'm baffled.  Should I just buy a external wireless card?  


Thank you in advance for your help!

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Re: wifi on the fritz

It sounds like you have a hardware failure of some sort - likely a loose wire. You'd need to either have laptop serviced or purchase an external wireless card.

- Peter