Toshiba® Satellite U500 Wireless Problem
Toshiba Satellite® U500 is a one of the variety notebook laptops from Toshiba that comes in a range of colors and unbeatable inbuilt features i.e. media controller enabling file sharing, Intel dual- core processor, and WiMAX™ a 4G Internet connectivity technology that provides better functionality than the traditional Wi-Fi™ which enables a user to connect to the Internet in HotSpot zones. However, with this new technology, there may raise issues when trying to connect to the Internet.
- Problems with wireless connectivity
- Reasons for connection failure
- Resolving connectivity issues
Problems with wireless connectivity
The problems that one may experience when connecting to the wireless network is that the notebook may totally fail to achieve a connection to the Internet or may not be recognized at all by the operating system.
Reasons for connection failure
Wrong device drivers installed may cause the wireless network device i.e. WiMAX™ not to be recognized by the operating system. In such a case, an error is given that the hardware is not recognizable and that the user needs to install the right device driver. In addition the incompatibility with the wireless access point being used may result in the WiMAX™ device not to connect with the device in use.
Normally, when connecting to theInternet in a hot spot zone, the WiMAX™ connects automatically to achieve the connection and tries again after a while when a failure occurs. However, different zones may use different access protocol that may be different from the ones configured on the notebook.
Electromagnetic interference may also affect the transceiver device that is responsible for sending and receiving the wireless signals between the laptop and the wireless access points. This causes a reduction in energy being emitted by the transceiver making the signal exchange weak thus breaking the connection all together.
The first step in eliminating the connectivity problems is by ensuring that the right device drivers are installed in the notebook. This ensures that the operating system can recognize the hardware. In addition, the user can try and manually configure the protocol settings to match with the hot spot zone they are in to resolve any IP conflict that may arise. In addition one should make sure that they are within the range of the hot spot zone and those electromagnetic devices that may interfere with signals transmissions are kept away. Other measures that one could take are to ensure that the wireless access point is switched on, and that it is compatible with the WiMAX™ device.