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SirCyber 01-19-2010 08:16 PM

Toshiba Satellite NETWORKING
 
OMG it sucks! gain internet, lost internet, gain internet, lose internet. it's not my wireless access point, have two other people on the network, one connected physically, the other wirelessly. my lappy just pure outright sucks! any ideas on if this could possibly be a software issue that would not require me going to best buy or something to purchase a network card? or are these just notorious for having the worlds worst wireless solutions?
Honestly, it's gotten so bad that today I downloaded an app on my G1 that allows me to use the G1 as a tether, but it's dialup slow, can't run multiple windows/tabs or messenger services.

joelm3103 01-27-2010 04:22 PM

Re: Toshiba Satellite NETWORKING
 
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Originally Posted by SirCyber (Post 1761814)
OMG it sucks! gain internet, lost internet, gain internet, lose internet. it's not my wireless access point, have two other people on the network, one connected physically, the other wirelessly. my lappy just pure outright sucks! any ideas on if this could possibly be a software issue that would not require me going to best buy or something to purchase a network card? or are these just notorious for having the worlds worst wireless solutions?
Honestly, it's gotten so bad that today I downloaded an app on my G1 that allows me to use the G1 as a tether, but it's dialup slow, can't run multiple windows/tabs or messenger services.

Don't know much about networking and stuff, but guessing it's software based because I'm using a Satellite laptop also and the connection is fine, wireless as well. Can't pinpoint what software though or if it really is :(.

MindoverMaster 01-27-2010 08:52 PM

Re: Toshiba Satellite NETWORKING
 
Try to get a USB wireless card, see if that helps. Do you have the correct drivers for your internal wireless card? Not window's default?

How far away are you from the access point? and how good of a connection do you have??

Trotter 01-27-2010 08:55 PM

Re: Toshiba Satellite NETWORKING
 
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Do you have the correct drivers for your internal wireless card? Not window's default?
My thoughts as well. Have you checked to make sure your internal wireless card is well connected, as in open it up and verify?

This doesn't sound like a networking problem, though, as everyone else is using the network just fine.

joelm3103 01-27-2010 08:56 PM

Re: Toshiba Satellite NETWORKING
 
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Originally Posted by Trotter (Post 1764959)
My thoughts as well. Have you checked to make sure your internal wireless card is well connected, as in open it up and verify?

This doesn't sound like a networking problem, though, as everyone else is using the network just fine.

Won't that breach contract and kill your warranty?

MindoverMaster 01-27-2010 09:52 PM

Re: Toshiba Satellite NETWORKING
 
Not on some laptops...

joelm3103 01-27-2010 09:55 PM

Re: Toshiba Satellite NETWORKING
 
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Originally Posted by MindoverMaster (Post 1765001)
Not on some laptops...

Oh ok, well I've learned something then. How do you know if your warranty covers opening up the system though, just thought I'd ask...(wondering if I can open up this laptop v_v).

MindoverMaster 01-27-2010 10:29 PM

Re: Toshiba Satellite NETWORKING
 
I believe opening it to check components does not break the warranty. Changing the hardware, however, does.

joelm3103 01-27-2010 10:35 PM

Re: Toshiba Satellite NETWORKING
 
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Originally Posted by MindoverMaster (Post 1765018)
I believe opening it to check components does not break the warranty. Changing the hardware, however, does.

I just always thought opening it on a whole breaks warranty :|. Guess not, well ya changing stuff surely does =x.

MindoverMaster 01-28-2010 11:55 AM

Re: Toshiba Satellite NETWORKING
 
There are times when some people need to open their case to blow dust out of it. However, If there is a sticker on the back, that cover the screws, trying to open that up would void your warranty.


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