"Wireless Communication is Disabled. Please Turn on The Wireless Communication Switch."

Document ID: 98082745


Posted Date: 2009-06-24


Last Updated: 2009-06-24


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Applicable Models
mini notebook NB205-N210
mini notebook NB205-N211
mini notebook NB205-N310/BN
mini notebook NB205-N311/W
mini notebook NB205-N312/BL
mini notebook NB205-N313/P



When you press the Fn+F8 'hotkey' combination to turn on Wi-Fi or another wireless device, you may see this message:

"Wireless Communication is Disabled. Please Turn on The Wireless Communication Switch."

This message is displayed if the Wireless Communication Switch is OFF. This 'switch' is implemented in software on the applicable models for this Support Bulletin, though on many other Toshiba models, the Wireless Communication Switch is a hardware switch.


You can turn the Wireless Communication Switch ON in the Toshiba HWSetup utility, as follows:

1. Click the Windows Start button, then Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, and finally Toshiba HWSetup.

2. In the HWSetup utility, click the LAN tab -- as shown in the screen shot below.

3. Click ON in the Wireless Communication Switch section, then click the OK button.

4. Click the Yes button on the "Reboot the machine now?" message box, to restart Windows.

It should now be possible to turn wireless devices on and off with the Fn+F8 hotkey combination.


- sm/wa

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