Toshiba Satellite Pro A200 fn+f8 not functioning
Hey guys and gals,
Not sure if this is the right thread for this so apologies if not.
The problem is with a Toshiba Satellite Pro A200 laptop running Windows XP Pro SP3.
I was asked to a classroom to fix another problem on this and another laptop, when I logged the user off this machine I suddenly wasn't able to log in to the domain over the wireless.
So I took it to my desk and plugged an Ethernet cable in and it worked fine, logged onto the domain, but as soon as I unplugged the cable it of course wouldn't connect wirelessly.
Toggling fn+f8 does absolutely nothing even though I know for sure that this key disables/enables wireless because I tried it on other laptops of the same model. The wireless switch on the front of the laptop is also switched on and toggling this does nothing.
Having trawled through Google I can't find anything slightly useful, just people recommending toggle those switches.
Also I tried system restoring to Sept 2012 but the problem persists.
Within Toshiba's software on the laptop there is nothing to suggest that the laptop even has a wireless card. Device Manager shows only a FireWire adapter and Ethernet adapter under Network adapters...but when I choose to show hidden devices there are 2 Atheros Wireless Network adapters showing, neither of which have an error symbol:
Atheros AR5006X Wireless Network Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport
Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport
I've tried to provide as much information as possible but may have missed something out :) thanks for any help.