Resolving Networking Issues in Toshiba® Portégé R600 Series Laptop
Get to know the networking issues that you may face on your Toshiba Portégé® R600 Series laptop and the tips to resolve them.
A network is a connection of two or more computers or devices. You can create a network on your Toshiba Portégé® R600 Series laptop in two ways. One is through a wired connection and the other one is through a wireless connection. In case of a wired connection, your Toshiba Portégé® R600 Series laptop will connect to the network using an Ethernet cable. An Ethernet cable will have an RJ-45 tip to be able to fit in the Ethernet port of your laptop. When it comes to wireless connectivity, the Toshiba Portégé® R600 Series laptop has a built-in wireless adapter to enable it to connect to a wireless network that is within the range of your laptop.
Issues and guidelines are discussed in the following points:
- Common Networking Issues
- Guidelines for Troubleshooting the Issues
- Tips and reminders
Common Networking Issues
The most common networking issue on your Toshiba Portégé® R600 Series laptop is to do with the wireless connection. Your Toshiba Portégé® R600 Series laptop has a built-in wireless adapter, which is a draft N adapter. Another issue with the wireless connection on your Toshiba Portégé® R600 Series laptop is the inability to connect to a wireless network even when the network is within range or to detect wireless networks within range. The wireless connection may be intermittent, even if you are close to the source of the signal. You may be able to connect to the network, but may not be able to browse through the Internet; or you may be connected to the network, but may be unable to do file and printer sharing.
Guidelines for Troubleshooting the Issues
There are only two reasons why your Toshiba Portégé® R600 Series laptop may experience the problems mentioned above. Either the wireless adapter or the wireless access point is not working properly. To be able to check the status of your wireless adapter you should go to the ‘Device Manager’ and check the wireless adapter in the ‘Network Adapters’ field. Make sure that the wireless adapter of your Toshiba Portégé® R600 Series laptop is working properly before trying to connect to the network wirelessly. If it is working properly, then the problem is with the access point. Make sure that the access point is configured properly, so that when you connect to the wireless network, you are able to go online. When it comes to an intermittent wireless connection, the problem is with the channel that the wireless network is using. Change the channel to 1, 6, 9, or 11. These are the recommended channels so that there is no interference from other wireless devices that are using the same frequency as you are.
For troubleshooting network problems on your Toshiba Portégé® R600 Series laptop, proper isolation of what the actual cause of the problem is important. After finding the actual cause of the problem, focus on it and fix it to be able to have a stable connection. For wireless adapters that don’t work properly, try to update the driver for that specific device to make it work. Make sure that the driver you use for the update is meant for the operating system that you are using. For access point problems, make sure that you configure the wireless access point properly. If it is not configured properly, then you will only be able to connect to the network but not the Internet. Make sure that when you try to connect to a wireless network, the network is within range. The average range for wireless networks is 70 feet. Make sure your laptop is always updated to avoid networking issues.