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Windows 7: Freshly installed Win 7, cannot receive WiFi.

04 Jul 2013   #1
Erik21

Windows 7 ultimated x64
 
 
Freshly installed Win 7, cannot receive WiFi.

I bought a new laptop, a Toshiba Satellite C855 1CW. I installed Win7 Ultimate x64.
I can connect to the internet through an Ethernet cable, but cannot receive any WiFi signals.
When I go to "Manage wireless networks" it says that Wireless is not currently enabled, how do I enable it?

Thank you.


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04 Jul 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

You probably need to turn it on using one of the touchkeys above the keyboard? Usually it lights up when it is turned on......check that in the manual.
Satellite C855-1CW - Toshiba

Did you install the laptop specific drivers, after installing Ultimate? That might also be the problem.
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04 Jul 2013   #3
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there ... Golden is right the Functions keys usually turn it on ... Try Fn and F8 ..... If the Icon is showing in the task bar... Right click Bluetooth Icon in the task bar In the Bluetooth Settings dialog box, click the Options tab and do the following:... To make your computer discoverable to Bluetooth devices, select the check box for Allow Bluetooth devices to find this computer.
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04 Jul 2013   #4
Erik21

Windows 7 ultimated x64
 
 

I checked and Network Adapter drivers are missing. Where can I get the particular drivers for my PC? No CD came with the computer.
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04 Jul 2013   #5
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Going from your specs .. Your pc is a Toshiba go to there website for the Drivers

Golden has already provided you with a Link see above post
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04 Jul 2013   #6
Erik21

Windows 7 ultimated x64
 
 

How do I know exactly which drivers I'm supposed to download? There's the same drivers from Intel, Atheos, and Realtek for example.
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04 Jul 2013   #7
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there ... I have narrowed it down to two Realtek and Atheos .. How ever i think you should download the Manual ... Even though i think its probably the Atheos Driver you need
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04 Jul 2013   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erik21 View Post
How do I know exactly which drivers I'm supposed to download? There's the same drivers from Intel, Atheos, and Realtek for example.
Using a wired connection simply go to the Windows Update Center and download what they have for your machine. Windows update can be accessed from the start menu.
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04 Jul 2013   #9
Erik21

Windows 7 ultimated x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erik21 View Post
How do I know exactly which drivers I'm supposed to download? There's the same drivers from Intel, Atheos, and Realtek for example.
Using a wired connection simply go to the Windows Update Center and download what they have for your machine. Windows update can be accessed from the start menu.
I did that and it updated 14 new things, but it still won't allow wireless.
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04 Jul 2013   #10
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there .... Nothing in the Manual ?... Realtek is your network adapter ... So it could be that one
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