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How to Wirelessly Connect a Toshiba Laptop

Updated July 20, 2017

Most Toshiba laptops now come with Wi-Fi as standard, but it is possible to use laptops without built-in Wi-Fi to connect to a wireless network. You need to plug a wireless network adaptor into your non Wi-Fi machine which will use either a USB port or a CardBus slot, depending on the model you buy. Toshiba laptops come with a Windows operating system as standard, each of which has a slightly different way of connecting to a wireless network. For each, you must first make sure that your wireless signal from your laptop is enabled.

Right-click on the network connection icon in the notification tray at the bottom-right corner of your desktop.

Click on "View Available Wireless Networks" and click on the network that you wish to connect to.

Enter the network key if you are prompted for one. Click the "Connect" button.

Click on the "Start" icon in the bottom-left corner of your desktop.

Click "Connect To" from the menu and then click on the network that you want to connect to.

Enter the key for that network if you are asked. Press the "Connect" button.

Click on the wireless network icon in the notification tray on the right side of the task bar.

Scroll through the list of available wireless networks that appears and click on the network that you wish to connect to. Press the "Connect" button.

Type the network key into the box if prompted and then press "OK" to connect to the network.

Tip

Ask the administrator of the network for the network key if you are prompted for it. The default keys to most wireless routers can be found with the documentation supplied with it, or on a sticker attached to the unit.

Warning

Be careful of connecting to unknown, unsecured networks. Only connect to wireless networks that you trust.

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Anthony Hare has been writing and publishing online since 2005. His work has been published in newspapers such as the “Bromsgrove Standard” and online for the video game website Critical Gamer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in print journalism from the University of Gloucestershire.