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    wireless not working (XP sp2)

    My sister has a toshiba satellite the came with vista, she bought a copy of XP home and asked me to put it on. I got XP and everything but the onboard wireless to work. The wireless card is not in the Device Manager. Is there something i am missing? Could the wireless card be not backward compatible from vista to XP?

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    Re: wireless not working (XP sp2)

    You need to go to the Toshiba site and see if they have any XP drivers for the Wireless. While you are there, you need to check out ALL of the other devices and see if they have XP drivers for them.

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    Re: wireless not working (XP sp2)

    There's no guarantee that a PC/laptop which is supplied with Vista can necessarily run XP - there may be no XP drivers for that model for some particular feature. You may perhaps have met one!

    But certainly, as suggested, try to find XP drivers appropriate for that model, if available...
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    Re: wireless not working (XP sp2)

    i have looked all around the toshiba website, i have tried to install several different wi-fi driver packages, but nothing works. The light switches off and on when i turn the wireless off and on. Should it at least show up in the device manager as a question mark?

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    Re: wireless not working (XP sp2)

    Not if XP can't "see" it. As BATcher said, you may not be able to resolve this one.
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    Re: wireless not working (XP sp2)

    You might try a Google search for XP drivers for that particular Wi-Fi card.
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