Wireless capability is turned off on a Toshiba L40-10U with an ATheros AR5007EG

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andrewcezar

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Hello all. I don't even know from where to start. If someone's able to help me, I'll be grateful.

The problem is like this: I own a Toshiba Equium L40-10U :

-Processor : Intel(r) Celeron(r) M CPU 520 @1.6 GHZ
-Memory : 1GB of RAM
-Qualcomm Atheros AR5007EG Wireless.


It came with a 32 bit Windows Vista Home Premium, and I recently updated it to a 32 bit Windows 7 Ultimate.

When I was running on Vista, the wireless kept turning on and off, without me disabling it. I thought it was a driver issue, so I updated the drivers, again, it was working fine, but the problem appeared again.
I then upgraded my operating system to 7 Ultimate, Windows Update updated my wireless driver, and it worked for a couple of hours, and while I was on the internet reading something, I saw this pop-up on my screen: "Wireless Lan OFF". Since then I cannot seem to "activate " my wireless.

Should I mention that there is no actual switch to turn the wireless on or off, is just a hotkey combination: Fn and number 8.
And now when I press that, it just gives me a popup: "Wireless Lan OFF". It doesn't matter how many times I press it , it still says that is off.

I'll attach a print screen to see exactly the pop-up message(see first attachment)

In the device manager, the wireless adapter is there and functioning properly (see second attachment)

Things that I already tried:

-Uninstall wireless adapter, download & install latest wireless driver
-uninstall wireless adapter, manually install the driver
-disable "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
-Verify that all your Network Services are Started from Control Panel
-Disable IPV6
-I also tried this thing that I saw on another forum :

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Most laptops have a hardware switch which disables the wireless card. More than once, I've come across a laptop which has had that switch either broken or broken off. The obvious solution would be to fix the switch, but that involves opening every freaking screw on the laptop to get access to the motherboard just to solder two small points. There is a huge potential of breaking something important in the process, but that is what I've done in the past. Last week the old *** laptop that I use as file server fell ill to the same issue. As I'm using my neighbors wireless signal, I couldn't really ask him if I could hook up an ethernet cable to his router instead (although I thought about it). But honestly, it wasn't worth the effort to open it up. So I started looking up how the wireless card is actually turned off and on using the switch. Here is what I found:

This applies to MiniPCI wireless cards only. Pin # 13 controls the "silent RF" mode. That is what most hardware switch activate in order to turn off your wireless. You'll notice that while you lose your internet connection when the switch is turned off, your hardware is still visible in device manager. The solution is to take your wireless card out, and apply a small amount of tape over just pin #13, and put it back in. That's it. Your wireless card will always see the hardware switch as being turned on. You can still disable the wireless using Fn+f2 or whatever the hotkey is for your laptop.

The pin numbering alternates from side to side so that all odd pins are on one side and even pins are on the other. So if this is your MiniPCI card, tape this pin:

Update: For mini pci express, it is pin #20, which is responsible for the same function (also active low). It is located on the underside of the board, second pin from the notch toward the side with more pins.
Unfortunately that didn't work.

I ran out of ideas. Please help.
 

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TerryNet

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And you cannot detect any wireless networks, right?

If you can access the wireless card easily through a cover on the laptop's bottom remove and carefully and firmly replace the card several times to fix any potential looseness or corrosion. If you still cannot turn it on I assume that the card has died.
 

andrewcezar

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It cannot detect any wireless connections because the wireless capability is turned off.

I don't think that the card is dead, because it's showing as working properly in the device manager.
 

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and I recently updated it to a 32 bit Windows 7 Ultimate
may we see the following

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Windows Validation

Please download and run MGADiag Diagnostic Tool and post back the report it creates:
  • Double-click on MGADiag.exe to launch the program
  • Click "Continue"
  • Ensure that the "Windows" tab is selected (it should be by default)
  • Click the "Copy" button to copy the MGA Diagnostic Report to the Windows clipboard
  • Paste the MGA Diagnostic Report back here in your next reply

Please download and run WVCheckhttp://artellos.com/ccount/click.php?id=7 and post back the report it creates:
  • Double-click WVCheck.exe.
  • As indicated by the prompt, this program can take a while depending on your hard drive space.
  • Once the program is done, copy the contents of the Notepad file as a reply.

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andrewcezar

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may we see the following

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Windows Validation

Please download and run MGADiag Diagnostic Tool and post back the report it creates:
  • Double-click on MGADiag.exe to launch the program
  • Click "Continue"
  • Ensure that the "Windows" tab is selected (it should be by default)
  • Click the "Copy" button to copy the MGA Diagnostic Report to the Windows clipboard
  • Paste the MGA Diagnostic Report back here in your next reply

Please download and run WVCheckhttp://artellos.com/ccount/click.php?id=7 and post back the report it creates:
  • Double-click WVCheck.exe.
  • As indicated by the prompt, this program can take a while depending on your hard drive space.
  • Once the program is done, copy the contents of the Notepad file as a reply.

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I don't know how is this related to my problem, but anyway, here it is :

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-X92GV-V7DCV-P4K27
Windows Product Key Hash: aU2z1/fnhnLHmhBm699qYZT2E6s=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00400
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.001
ID: {C4753A73-4C70-48DF-B395-0F4421340769}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
Default Browser: C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
Active scripting: Allowed
Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

File Scan Data-->
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watadminsvc.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\npwatweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watux.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]

Other data-->
Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{C4753A73-4C70-48DF-B395-0F4421340769}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.001</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-P4K27</PKey><PID>00426-OEM-8992662-00400</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-792737929-1262901383-3697716136</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>TOSHIBA</Manufacturer><Model>Equium L40</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>American Megatrends Inc.</Manufacturer><Version>V2.10 </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20070623000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>71BA3607018400EA</HWID><UserLCID>0809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>DELL </OEMID><OEMTableID>QA09 </OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>

Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

Licensing Data-->
Software licensing service version: 6.1.7600.16385

Name: Windows(R) 7, Ultimate edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
Activation ID: 7cfd4696-69a9-4af7-af36-ff3d12b6b6c8
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00426-00178-926-600400-02-2057-7600.0000-0242013
Installation ID: 011580587525426493729572987785571433439465485303462464
Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88338
Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88339
Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88341
Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88340
Partial Product Key: P4K27
License Status: Licensed
Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
Trusted time: 25/01/2013 17:56:19

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: N/A
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: N/A
ActiveX: Not Registered - 0x80040154
Admin Service: Not Registered - 0x80040154
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:


HWID Data-->
HWID Hash Current: MAAAAAEAAgABAAIAAAABAAAAAgABAAEAnJ+mwVCRRCDqTpwRpD1uOuj7EKOC8LIN

OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
N/A

OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
Windows marker version: 0x20001
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
BIOS Information:
ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
APIC TOSASU TOSASU00
FACP TOSASU TOSASU00
HPET TOSASU TOSASU00
BOOT TOSASU TOSASU00
MCFG TOSASU TOSASU00
SLIC DELL QA09
OEMB TOSASU TOSASU00
TCPA TOSASU TOSASU00
SSDT AMI CPU_CST


Windows Validation Check
Version: 1.9.12.5
Log Created On: 1758_25-01-2013
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Windows Information
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Windows Version: Windows 7
Windows Mode: Normal
Systemroot Path: C:\Windows

WVCheck's Auto Update Check
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Auto-Update Option: Download updates and install them automatically.
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Last Success Time for Update Detection: 2013-01-25 15:49:30
Last Success Time for Update Download: 2013-01-25 15:49:51
Last Success Time for Update Installation: 2013-01-25 15:50:18


WVCheck's Registry Check Check
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Antiwpa: Not Found
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Chew7Hale: Not Found
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WVCheck's File Dump
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C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\a6ebbf26743cd5833e626b122201e3c1\x86_microsoft-windows-security-spp-wga_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16723_none_ff66c6b2047a22cd\slwga.dll
Size: 14336 bytes
Creation; 25/1/2013 10:30:59
Modification; 21/12/2010 5:38:16
MD5; 2008845b41d561fb77b77bbe0045099e
Matched: slwga.dll
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C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\a6ebbf26743cd5833e626b122201e3c1\x86_microsoft-windows-security-spp-wga_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20862_none_ffc423831db91904\slwga.dll
Size: 14336 bytes
Creation; 25/1/2013 10:30:59
Modification; 21/12/2010 5:29:6
MD5; 2332de32759ebcc691850e092b2564a6
Matched: slwga.dll
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C:\Windows\System32\slwga.dll
Size: 13824 bytes
Creation; 14/7/2009 0:36:22
Modification; 14/7/2009 2:16:15
MD5; 01fe4bdd0b47a7d8bf34d78d2bc23ddb
Matched: slwga.dll
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C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-security-spp-wga_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_ff27e02604a90885\slwga.dll
Size: 13824 bytes
Creation; 14/7/2009 0:36:22
Modification; 14/7/2009 2:16:15
MD5; 01fe4bdd0b47a7d8bf34d78d2bc23ddb
Matched: slwga.dll
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WVCheck's Dir Dump
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WVCheck found no known bad directories.


WVCheck's Missing File Check
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WVCheck found no missing Windows files.


WVCheck's HOSTS File Check
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WVCheck found no bad lines in the hosts file.


WVCheck's MD5 Check
EXPERIMENTAL!!
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user32.dll - 34b7e222e81fafa885f0c5f2cfa56861


-------- End of File, program close at 1800_25-01-2013 --------
 

TerryNet

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Thanks, Wayne. I shoulda asked for that.

I don't know how is this related to my problem
Your problem is that you have a pirated Windows and we do not help with such.
 
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