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!
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…
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, 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...
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.
Touch Pad Driver
Intel Robson Driver
TOSHIBA Software Modem
Region Select Utility
Chicony Camera Software
Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba
TOSHIBA Common Module
TOSHIBA Power Saver
TOSHIBA PC Diagnostic Tool
TOSHIBA Hotkey Utility
TOSHIBA TouchPad On Off Utility
TOSHIBA SD Memory Utilities
CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer
Anyway, WLAN enable/disable option works with FN+F8 key combination. You wrote:
“when the switch is OFF and key combination pressed, a message appeared, something like "WLAN is off, turn on the switch..." > THIS IS OK
“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)