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Permlink Replies: 7 - Pages: 1 - Last Post: 09-Feb-2010 20:41 Last Post By: Barrie
Zakat

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Satellite L300 - Wireless on/off switch don't work
Posted: 06-Feb-2010 13:09
 
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I've installed XP on my L300-110 (PSLB0E), cause I don't like Vista. I have installed all drivers, and everything is quiet OK. But one little thing annoying me - wireless on/off switch, it doesn't work. So I can turn on Wi-Fi only by tapping Start -> Connections and so on.

I need help! Who can tell me, what driver or software should I install? Many thnx!
Syntax

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Re: Satellite L300 - Wireless on/off switch don't work
Posted: 06-Feb-2010 16:29   in response to: Zakat in response to: Zakat
 
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Hi

Do you mean the hardware switch on the fron side of the notebook?
Normally this switch always works because it’s hardware based and always must be set to “ON” if you want to use WLAN and “OFF” to disable WLAN.

Have you tested the switch on preinstalled OS from Toshiba? Maybe it’s a hardware problem…

Make sure that latest drivers are installed!!
Zakat

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Re: Satellite L300 - Wireless on/off switch don't work
Posted: 06-Feb-2010 22:34   in response to: Zakat in response to: Zakat
 
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It's not a hardware problem, cause switch worked properly on perinstalled OS.

But now there's no matter, switch ON or OFF, the WLAN works or not only depending on settings in Start -> Connections.
MisterX

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Re: Satellite L300 - Wireless on/off switch don't work
Posted: 07-Feb-2010 11:14   in response to: Zakat in response to: Zakat
 
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Hi

Usually you could enable or disable the WLan using the key combination FN + F8.
This allows you to switch between WLan, BT or to disable both devices.

Check this.
Zakat

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Re: Satellite L300 - Wireless on/off switch don't work
Posted: 08-Feb-2010 20:28   in response to: Zakat in response to: Zakat
 
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I've tried combination Fn+F8, there's a result: when the switch is OFF and key combination pressed, a message appeared, something like "WLAN is off, turn on the switch..." and when the switch is ON and key combination pressed - nothing happens, no message...
peterk_1

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Re: Satellite L300 - Wireless on/off switch don't work
Posted: 08-Feb-2010 21:01   in response to: Zakat in response to: Zakat
 
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You may a problem with XP and wireless networking with windows and the wireless cards manufacturers software. Look at this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/871122 for advice about configuration
Zakat

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Re: Satellite L300 - Wireless on/off switch don't work
Posted: 09-Feb-2010 18:18   in response to: Zakat in response to: Zakat
 
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peterk_1, this link is not what I need. My WLAN configured and works, but I can't turn it ON or OFF, using switch. The switch is definitely OK, it's not broken, I think, some software must be installed...

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Barrie

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Re: Satellite L300 - Wireless on/off switch don't work
Posted: 09-Feb-2010 20:41   in response to: Zakat in response to: Zakat
 
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Hi

Here is installations order list for my Satellite A300. Maybe you will find some other drivers for your L300 but the principle is the same. Please check this list and be sure all stuff is installed properly.

Windows XP
Chipset Utility
Display driver
Sound driver
LAN driver
Touch Pad Driver
Card Reader
Intel Robson Driver
TOSHIBA Software Modem
Region Select Utility
WLAN driver
Chicony Camera Software
Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba
TOSHIBA Common Module
TOSHIBA Power Saver
TOSHIBA Controls
TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool
TOSHIBA Hotkey Utility
TOSHIBA TouchPad On Off Utility
TOSHIBA Utilities
TOSHIBA Assist
TOSHIBA ConfigFree
TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities
CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer

Anyway, WLAN enable/disable option works with FN+F8 key combination. You wrote:
  1. “when the switch is OFF and key combination pressed, a message appeared, something like "WLAN is off, turn on the switch..." > THIS IS OK
  2. “when the switch is ON and key combination pressed - nothing happens, no message...” > in this case you should see something like THIS but with Wi-Fi and DISABLED options only (if your notebook doesn’t have BT module)
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