I have just bought new laptop Toshiba Satellite L755 with Windows 7 home premium,
What I face is strange issue when I switch off the wireless from FN+F8 and when I shut down the computer and switch it on after a few minute the wireless switch on automatically and the red light showing is that manufacture issue or it’s normal?
For knowing I have recovered the laptop trying to see if it fixes this issue.
The Wlan On/Off is controlled by software.
As far as I know the FN buttons controls the Flash Card Utility which is part of the VAP value added package (in most cases). So my first idea would be running an VAP.
Additionally update the Wlan driver. Here is the Toshiba WLan portal containing all available wireless drivers:
Shut down the notebook. Disconnect the AC adaptor and remove the battery.
Press power button 30 sec long. Now connect battery and AC adaptor. Power on the notebook and check the Wlan functionality.
It’s interesting to me if this LED would be on if you disable the Wlan card in device manager.
Start -> Control Panel -> System and Security -> System -> Device Manger -> Network adapters -> WLan card -> right click on Wlan card and choose disable.
Now reboot the notebook and check if the LED is on.
Last but not least I think you should recover the notebook using Toshiba HDD recovery procedure in order to test the notebook with factory settings.
Fact is that if the WLan is disabled using FN + F8 then the Wlan should not enable automatically and should not establish any connection
The LED is on even if the WLan card is disabled in device manager?
Hmm… dude, it smells like a hardware problem…
It does not look like an serious issue but would recommend asking the Toshiba ASP for opinion since the notebook is covered by warranty…