Satellite A100 - Wi - Fi connection times out


Whenever I connect to the internet via my modem WiFi (Gateway 2701HGV-W) at home, the connection will end after 3-7 minutes and wireless turns off automatically.

Wireless stoped working so I decided to re - install Windows XP Pro to see if that would fix it upward, it did it not. I sent BigPond thinking it was a problem with the modem but it's not that I can easly connect to Internet via wifi with the iPhone. So I'm guessing its a hardware problem or a problem of setting.

I also tried to connect wireless to my sisteres modem and computer connect directly to the Internet (and she has the same modem and configure it as I have)

I uninstalled connections wireless network connection and added it but still the same problem.

My specs are:

Toshiba Satellite A100 PSAA9A (with built in Intel Pro Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection.)
Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3
I already have a totally clean antivirus and antispyware, scan.
I've already updated my drivers to the latest version.

I saw the problem that is mentioned in other forums, I already googled and I tried all the solutions given on google without success. I'm desperate for help, please help me

Thank you in advance, I really need help



> I decided to re - install Windows XP Pro
Have you done this using original Toshiba recovery media you got with your laptop?
I assume that you have installed the operating system and all the Microsoft updates available and then noticed problems with WLAN. Am I right about that?

Please post us some more info on the installation of the OS and installed updates.

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