Fix Wireless Network Issues in Toshiba® Satellite A500 Laptop
What are the communication features of Toshiba Satellite A500?
Toshiba Satellite A500 has been equipped with a number of connectivity features. It has been included with two USB 2.0 ports which makes portability features more advanced in the laptop. There is also a VGA-out and RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet Local Area Network port which make Ethernet access more efficient in your Local Area Network, if you are using the network between your offices. The laptop supports Bluetooth which can be activated in your system with software or with a key combination. This allows you to stay connected without the need of wires or cables. Other connectivity features include the 5-in-1 card reader, chic slot-in DVD burner and an antenna socket.
Here is a note on issues with wireless network used in Toshiba Satellite A500 laptop and steps to resolve these issues:
- Issues with wireless connection
- Reset changes made to network
- Check the network driver
Issues with wireless connection
It is possible that you get a number of issues with the wireless network connection used in your laptop. You would be unable to access the network connection in the laptop. The network connection might be quite slow and could waste much of your time while you are browsing different websites or downloading files and programs. The network connection might take much time to boot up and you could be getting the network connection interrupted during an important exchange. Another issue which could often come in the wireless network connection used in your laptop is a number of error messages.
Reset changes made to network
You could follow some simple steps to make the wireless network connection work properly in your system. If the wireless network connection fails in your laptop due to any changes made to the network settings, then you need to remove these changes from the laptop at first. For this, you need to turn the wireless router of the laptop off and on. If the laptop is using a wireless card, USB wireless adapter or a built-in wireless adapter; then, the possible method is to reboot the laptop. Restarting of the laptop is another possible method to reset all settings in your network connection back to its normal state.
You could resolve connection issues with the wireless network used in your laptop manually. For this, you need to select the 'Management' icon by right-clicking the 'My Computer' icon which appears in the 'Start' button of the system. Then, the 'Computer Management' window would be displayed in your laptop from which you need to select the 'Device Manager'. If you get the green adapter icon missing in the window, then it is the time to install driver for the wireless card or adapter. If you see a red 'X' mark or a yellow triangle with exclamation mark you need to remove and reinstall the driver.
There are some steps to be done manually to make the wireless network connection work properly in your laptop. You need to ensure that the wireless device is not in contact with any metal surface which blocks the radio signals from your laptop. If you find the radio signals are not strong enough to reach the destination, you need to buy a wireless repeater for the laptop and then put it between the laptop and the wireless router. The repeater is used for strengthening a signal which helps the laptop to pick up the router’s radio waves.