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Atheros Wireless Will Not Turn on

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ls-rls, May 19, 2012.

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  1. ls-rls

    ls-rls Thread Starter

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    I have a Toshiba laptop, when I turned it on today I had a BSOD with an error related to Logitech driver. Uninstalled the Logitech driver and all was well, except that I no longer had wireless access. The system implies that the wireless adapter is not functioning.

    Pressing FN-F8 does not turn anything on or off. I've updated to the latest driver from Toshiba.

    I have no idea what to do next. And my desktop computer, as of this morning, no longer recognizes its hard drive. Not a good day technologically.

    This is the laptop sysinfo
    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.40GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
    Processor Count: 1
    RAM: 702 Mb
    Graphics Card: MOBILITY RADEON 9000 IGP, 64 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 38154 MB, Free - 13780 MB;
    Motherboard: TOSHIBA, HBT10
    Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
     
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    Are you trying to use an integrated wireless adapter? If so, is it switched on?
     
  3. ls-rls

    ls-rls Thread Starter

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    Terry,
    yes, it is integrated.
    Fn-F8 is the on/off 'switch", i don't know of any hardware-based switch other than that.
     
  4. ls-rls

    ls-rls Thread Starter

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    I just looked on the Toshiba site and FOUND A PHYSICAL SWITCH! Wahoo!! why didn't I know that was there. thank you for urging me to check.
     
  5. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

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    You're welcome. :)

    The switch is low (hard to see) on the front, right?

    You can mark this solved using the [​IMG] button at the upper left of the page or just below the last post.
     
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