How to Turn on Wireless Radio on a Toshiba Laptop

by Ruri Ranbe

Wireless routers transmit network data via radio waves. The wireless network interface controller or wireless local area network (WLAN) card inside a Toshiba laptop detects incoming radio signals within range using built-in antennas. Turning off wireless communication on the laptop will prevent the computer from connecting to Wi-Fi networks. You can quickly re-enable the WLAN device within Windows.

1

Click "Start | All Programs | TOSHIBA | Utilities | HWSetup." Click "LAN."

2

Select "On" from the Wireless Communication Switch section. Click "OK." Restart the laptop if prompted.

3

Hold down "Fn" to activate the Toshiba Flash Cards, and then press "F8" twice to enable the wireless radio on your laptop.

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Ruri Ranbe has been working as a writer since 2008. She received an A.A. in English literature from Valencia College and is completing a B.S. in computer science at the University of Central Florida. Ranbe also has more than six years of professional information-technology experience, specializing in computer architecture, operating systems, networking, server administration, virtualization and Web design.

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