Linksys and Toshiba?

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osarius

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I have a Linksys router at home, which my old EI-Systems laptop running Windows Vista had no trouble connecting to.

When I upgraded to my Toshiba Satellite, I had no end of trouble. Either I couldn't connect, or the connection dropped and I had to spend the next 3 hours attempting to reconnect again after multiple router and laptop restarts. I even tried reinstalling the wifi adaptor.

I managed to fix it by using a spare router that I had bought a while back, but found I couldn't plug my telephone line into it, it only accepted WAN. I plugged this into my Linksys to act as a wireless switch, and it works a treat apart from the fact that the Linksys sometimes loses connection for no apparant reason and I have to restart it - but this only occurs once every few weeks.

We have 2 other laptops in the house (An Asus EEE PC, and a work laptop), both using the Linksys router to connect - my Toshiba is the only laptop that has to connect to my switch.

I was wondering, has anyone else had any trouble with Linksys and Toshiba, and have they managed to fix it?
 

etaf

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this is a wireless connection on the toshiba thats a problem

have you tried taking the security OFF the router and see if it connects OK

post back an ipconfig /all and an xirrus screen shot

exact models of routers



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{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste


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{run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
Direct link to the program is here http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifi_download_redirect.php
Then run and install the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
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