Toshiba laptop wireless

By thomasdukes1 ·
Hey all,

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 with an Intel wireless WiFi Link 5100 wireless card. I can connect to non-secure wireless networks but not secure ones, even my own and I set the security, I can get others to connect to my wireless network, but I can't with the same setting. I am using the latest drivers on Win XP Pro. and I re-installed it. It just never connects, I have tried using the conection utility for the card as well as the one for windows with no success, anyone see this before or have any ideas? I would appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks

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Intel 5100 secure network connection

by rjluvkc In reply to Toshiba laptop wireless

Try checking to see if there is a new driver for the Intel 5100. That is a new product and sometimes driver updates are the solution. I am having my own issues with that 5100 now.

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i bet it is the encryption in place

by IT-Sim?n In reply to Toshiba laptop wireless

I've had this issue before

See what type of encription is being used WEP, WPA, or WPA2 etc..

some devices are unable to handle this diffent types of encryptions. so if you're using WPA2 or anything newer i would change that to WEP or WPA.

Let us know if this works for you.

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probably not wep or wpa. notice the firmware version

by IT-Sim?n In reply to Toshiba laptop wireless

IF that doesn't solve it then it is a firmware problem.. look for the firmware for the wireless card and flash it to the newest version.

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You'll have to match the capabilities of the access point

by seanferd In reply to Toshiba laptop wireless

e.g., your wireless router. If you are using 802.11n on the laptop, the AP would need to be 802.11n capable. Match 802.11a/b/g/n standards on the router and laptop.

Same goes for secure connections- if you use WPA2, but the router only does WPA (or the useless WEP), you'll have to match these.

Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-??????: what is the full number? It may help us here. Is your XP Pro 32 or 64 bit? (This matters for drivers.)
Wi-Fi adapter diagnostics

Drivers & software (XP pro 32)*+XP+Professional&lang=eng&strOSs=44&submit=Go%21

I've copied some of the known issues here.

Known Issues:

*Operating in 802.11n Mode

Intel recommends using security with your wireless network. The Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN adapter can only achieve transfer rates greater than 54 Mbps on 802.11n connections when using AES security, or no security. You should only use no security when setting up or troubleshooting the network.

To enable AES for Personal Security, select WPA-Personal (AES-CCMP) or WPA2-Personal (AES-CCMP) in the Security Settings pull down menu. To enable AES for Enterprise Security, select AES-CCMP in the Data Encryption pull down menu.

*Microsoft Data Execution Protection

There is a known incompatibility when Microsoft Data Execution Protection is set to "AlwaysOn" in the boot.ini file. Setting this to "AlwaysOn" will disable major functions of the Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility.

*Linksys* Access Point Association Timeout

After the association flow completes, the adapter stays awake (as in CAM mode) for 10 seconds, and then acts according to the PowerIndex (PI) regkey. PI should not be change during this period. The association timeout is 10 seconds. Using the Linksys access point, association occurs every 60 seconds, resulting in deauthentication and disconnection from the Linkysys access point.

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