Toshiba® Satellite M500 Ethernet Card
Tips to solve various Ethernet card related issues of Toshiba Satellite M500 laptop.
Toshiba Satellite M500 laptop is an excellent one to have. It is stylish and sleek to look at. You have an option to choose the one whose color you like most and it comes loaded with latest features. With this one device you can watch movies and have the feeling of sitting in a theater, listen to music, courtesy its crystal clear audio system and work with various applications. Like all other Toshiba laptops, the Toshiba SatelliteM500 laptop also comes with built-in Ethernet ports to provide you with immediate start as soon as you plug them in the networks. However, there are some problems that you might face with the Ethernet cards. You might find that the laptop Ethernet port is dead and not at all responding. There are some ways in which you can solve these problems before you go and call for tech support. These tips are:
- Rebooting the computer
- Turning off the wireless connection
- Using Configfree
Rebooting the computer
Though you might think that it is a very simple solution but indeed this can help you solve many networking problems. So you should do a "cold boot". This involves shutting down the computer and then restarting it. You should get a green connection light on the Ethernet ports if the cables are connected properly. If, you cannot see the green light then check whether the cables are properly connected and then see whether the Ethernet is plugged in securely. Even if the cable is plugged in properly and the light is still not coming on, then try another cable. This might help you solve the problem.
Turning off the wireless connection
Another way to solve the Ethernet card problems in Toshiba Satellite M500 laptop is to turn off the wireless connection. This might solve the problem because in some cases the wireless connection conflicts with the port of the Ethernet. Thus turning off the wireless connection switch might resolve the problem. You can do so by putting off the wireless connection switch in your laptop.
There is a software package called 'Configfree' that comes with the Toshiba models. It helps the user to understand the nature of the network problems that the computer is having. Thus you can take the help of this program by going to the 'Start' menu, Then click on 'Programs', choose 'Toshiba' and then click on 'Networking' and from there choose 'Configfree.' Run this program and follow the suggestions given by it and your Ethernet problem will be solved.