Network Controller in Toshiba® Satellite M500
What are the reasons for network controller issues in Toshiba Satellite M500?
Toshiba Satellite M500 laptops are mainly indented for the working professionals. The most unique feature of it is the clear super view display. It only weights 1.86kg so it is easy to carry around wherever you go. It has got an 8GB RAM with SATA hard disk drive. It also provides an enhanced touchpad which enables you to scroll through several images. As a security purpose it also has a face recognition technology and biometric finger print reader. It also has an inbuilt FM radio tuner and a microphone. Network controller is a hardware device that handles an interface to a computer network. They are also known as Network Interface Cards (NIC). It helps in a direct memory access (DMA) and plug and play. Network protocol is an important parameter specification to be considered while selecting network cards. They could also be used in wireless systems. The configuration specification while selecting network cards includes host bus, number of ports, port type and operating system.
The following are some of the reasons for improper functioning of the network controller in Toshiba Satellite M500:
- Problem with IP address
- Network adapter drive missing
- Unable to connect
Problem with IP address
If you are unable to connect the network and an error message such as unable to connect to IP address occurred, you just need to go to the command prompt and type “ipconfig/renew”. This option might help you in obtaining the IP address of your system. Thus you could solve the problems relating with the IP address. The information obtained from the command line could help you in solving such problems.
Network adapter drive missing
This is a common issue in laptop. In order to connect to the network you need to update the latest drivers. Resetting might not help you for such issues. It could be solved by following some simple steps. If your system shows missing drivers then open device manager. Go to control panel and click device manager. Double click network adapters, right- click the adapter and move on to properties. Finally click the driver tab and click update driver.
It occurs when there is incorrect network configuration. It also happens when the network name is invisible. If there is interference near the network controller it will result in issues. Properly update the latest drivers. It also occurs when the wireless AP and the wireless network adapter are using different standards.