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ok i bought a new toshiba laptop from best buy

brought it home and had no issue getting on to the home wireless router already set up and running

but i noticed when i went to a friends and logged on

when i returned home and tried to get back on my home network it said connected right away but i couldnt get on the net

upon closer inspection i saw it said

IDENTIFYING

i wait and wait and nothing happened in like 5 minutes

 

so i unplugged the modem and router plugged em back in

 

tried to reconnect and it said identifying for 20-30 secs then let me on

 

whats it doing?

 

anyone

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ok i bought a new toshiba laptop from best buy

brought it home and had no issue getting on to the home wireless router already set up and running

but i noticed when i went to a friends and logged on

when i returned home and tried to get back on my home network it said connected right away but i couldnt get on the net

upon closer inspection i saw it said

IDENTIFYING

i wait and wait and nothing happened in like 5 minutes

 

so i unplugged the modem and router plugged em back in

 

tried to reconnect and it said identifying for 20-30 secs then let me on

 

whats it doing?

 

anyone

 

What is the program used to go onto the Wireless network? Is it the default Windows network thing or using the wireless adapters software?

 

Make sure you are completely Disconnected from your friends router in your wireless connection settings so it doesnt get confused. Also, dont forget the correct key code if you have one on the router

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What is the program used to go onto the Wireless network? Is it the default Windows network thing or using the wireless adapters software?

 

Make sure you are completely Disconnected from your friends router in your wireless connection settings so it doesnt get confused. Also, dont forget the correct key code if you have one on the router

 

i use the windows default vista thing

 

it has a toshiba configfree radar thingy but it still uses the win connector

 

maybe thats it

instead of turning my laptop off then goin to a new loc

 

i need to be sure to disconnnect?

 

that MIGHT be it

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anybody else have any idea?

 

I've been using an older Toshiba for some years now and have finally given up using the internal WiFi device. I have switched it off. It has always been tempremental and so I'm using the Belkin Adaptor that Virgin Media gave me with their router. I'm also using the Windows (XP) software to connect although the Belking Wireless monitor is quite useful.

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ok i bought a new toshiba laptop from best buy

brought it home and had no issue getting on to the home wireless router already set up and running

but i noticed when i went to a friends and logged on

when i returned home and tried to get back on my home network it said connected right away but i couldnt get on the net

upon closer inspection i saw it said

IDENTIFYING

i wait and wait and nothing happened in like 5 minutes

 

so i unplugged the modem and router plugged em back in

 

tried to reconnect and it said identifying for 20-30 secs then let me on

 

whats it doing?

 

anyone

 

sounds loke your laptop is trying to connect to your home router. it may take time for the routers dhcp server to hand out an ip address. sometimes it can get stuck, possably a microwave oven was turned on to heat up a snack, wich can cause loss of wireless and bluetooth. if 30secnds doesent connect, take the card/usb out and reconnect.

 

if you can, wired at home really does work faster, and less prone to noise of machines

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