How to Wirelessly Connect a Toshiba Laptop

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How to Wirelessly Connect a Toshiba Laptop
Most modern Toshiba laptops can connect to a wireless network. (wlan router 02 image by pmphoto from Fotolia.com)

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.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

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

Tips and warnings

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

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