Wireless card no longer works on Equium l20-197


Initially, I posted the problem I have on the US site, I didn't know that there was a site for europe.
The long and short of it is my wireless card no longer works
Here are the details on the hyperlink below and solutions of attempts, none works so far


If someone can add something?

Thanks in advance



According to the post in the US forum, the WLan card is not visible in the device under network adapters Manager. Right?
You can see an unknown peripheral or Ethernet controller in Device Manager?

If so, then check this Toshiba HowTo identify the unknown device:
[How to identify an unknown device (e.g. LAN wireless module)? | http://forums.computers.Toshiba-Europe.com/forums/Ann.jspa?annID=78]

If you don t have any unknown devices and if the WLan card still isn't in the list, then I guess the WiFi chip is defective.

In this case I recommend using a solution just as the use of external USB WLAN.

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