If you’re using a Toshiba laptop and you’re having trouble figuring out how to enable Wi-Fi, you’re not alone in your frustration. Fortunately, there are numerous options you can take, either through the laptop’s hardware or through the Windows Operating System, to turn on your wireless connection while also ensuring that you can correctly connect to a wireless network on the network.
Allowing your Toshiba laptop’s wireless adapter to remain turned on while you’re away from the workplace might quickly deplete the battery’s power. If you don’t need to be connected to the internet but still want to work on your computer, turn off the wireless connection to save battery life and energy. The disadvantage of new laptop computers with slimline designs is that the location of the wireless connection switch may not be immediately apparent. The outside wireless connection switch on your laptop should be located on the casing edge of the laptop, which should be located at the front of the laptop. To turn on or off the wireless connection if the computer does not have an outside switch, use the “Function” keyboard hotkey to display the wireless “on/off” icon on the computer’s screen.
Exterior Wireless Switch
1. Put the laptop in a comfortable position so that you’re looking at it and the keyboard is in front of you.
2. Inspect the front edge of the laptop’s shell for cracks or breaks.
3. Locate the wireless indicator light that is identified with a wireless antenna icon on the circuit. The wireless switch is located to the left of the indicator light, next to the “On/Off” switch.
4. Change the switch to the “Off” position to turn off the wireless adapter, or to the “On” position to turn on the wireless adapter if you want to turn it on.
On-Screen Wireless Switch
1. Press and hold the “Fn” function key on the computer’s keyboard for a few seconds to bring up the hotkey card icons for the laptop on the screen.
2. Then, either click the “Wireless” icon on your screen or press the equivalent hotkey button on your keyboard (usually the “F8” key on a Toshiba laptop).
3. To enable or deactivate all wireless connections, select the “Wireless On” or “Wireless Off” icon from the choices list below the hotkey card icon. If your laptop is equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, you can opt to enable or deactivate each of these features independently.
How to Enable the Wireless on a Toshiba Laptop
Take a look at the many keyboard layouts available on your laptop. You should be able to see a button that resembles a little antenna. The location of the buttons may differ from device to device. It is possible to have a distinct button for this function, or it can be found as an alternate function on one of the current keys. To make Wi-Fi available, click this button.
To access the Control Panel, start by pressing the Windows “Start” button and navigating to it. Depending on your Windows version, go to “Network Connections” or “Network and Sharing” and select the appropriate option.
Once the “Network Connections” window has been opened, right-click on the icon representing your wireless connection. Select “Enable” from the drop-down menu and left-click on it with your mouse. Continue to wait for the wireless connection to be established.