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I just reinstalled windows XP on my old toshiba satellite pro m70.. but now can't connect wirelessly.. it won't even recognize the wireless router.

i assume it is because the stock toshiba settings/drivers were wiped.. but when i go to the toshiba drivers section, there are like 30 drivers to choose from.. anyone ever go through this or have any advice?

thanks!
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I just reinstalled windows XP on my old toshiba satellite pro m70.. but now can't connect wirelessly.. it won't even recognize the wireless router.

i assume it is because the stock toshiba settings/drivers were wiped.. but when i go to the toshiba drivers section, there are like 30 drivers to choose from.. anyone ever go through this or have any advice?

thanks!
Yes you either need to try wireless drivers until you find the right one, or open the laptop and get the part number from the wireless card.

Do you have the driver disk that came with the laptop?
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I just reinstalled windows XP on my old toshiba satellite pro m70.. but now can't connect wirelessly.. it won't even recognize the wireless router.

i assume it is because the stock toshiba settings/drivers were wiped.. but when i go to the toshiba drivers section, there are like 30 drivers to choose from.. anyone ever go through this or have any advice?

thanks!
-sighs- the old toshiba satellites are a pain, was working on an A-Series satellite, its only about 6 years old but had USB 1.0 (eww) and i took vista off and put XP, and no matter how hard I looked, couldnt find a wireless driver, your best bet would be to find out what wifi chipset it uses and go look up drivers

Also Toshiba might have that driver, Toshiba uses a lot of Realtek stuff on their computers (not sure about your model though)
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Im actually reinstalling Win on my Toshiba as well right now... lulz.

You should just be able to go off the model number from the bottom of the laptop.

If not, plug it into LAN and use Windows Update to install it for you. Or go LAN and have Device Manager find it Automatically.
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Try the driver below it should be your Wifi Driver its an Atheros wifi card

http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tools...xp-7704062.zip

Heres the link to the Intel Driver its one of those 2

http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tools...0439-xp-2k.zip
Edited by Relevant Wing - 1/25/11 at 9:25pm
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Try the driver below it should be your Wifi Driver its an Atheros wifi card

http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tools...xp-7704062.zip

Heres the link to the Intel Driver its one of those 2

http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tools...0439-xp-2k.zip
the first one worked like a charm!!!
thanks!!
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