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wifi driver for toshiba satellite P775-S7320 ( SOLVED )
« on: April 13, 2018, 11:59:45 am »
Just installed P8 on this Toshiba and it doesn't see the wireless.
Tried additional drivers but nothing shows up.
Appears Toshiba has no drivers for linux.
Any suggestions ?
« Last Edit: April 13, 2018, 01:53:49 pm by arky217 »

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Re: wifi driver for toshiba satellite P775-S7320
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 12:43:41 pm »
Hi arky217,

I've got a Toshiba Satellite, however I haven't experienced your problem.  I hope the info below helps point you in the right direction. ;)

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Re: wifi driver for toshiba satellite P775-S7320
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 01:19:42 pm »
here is the laptop specs

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Re: wifi driver for toshiba satellite P775-S7320
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 01:37:30 pm »
I think that I have found and downloaded the correct driver,
but I'm not sure how to install it.
Here is the readme file that came with the driver, but after
reading it, I'm still not sure what to do.

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Re: wifi driver for toshiba satellite P775-S7320
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 01:49:03 pm »
Hi arky217,

I wouldn't know how to help you with that, arky217, though I'm sure somebody else within the forum here does.

I'm curious, arky217, have you gone to our program in the menu called Software & Updates and clicked on Additional Drivers?  Maybe doing this is a long shot, or maybe it can help.  Hey, it's worth a try! ;)

In my case I have no proprietary drivers in use. :)

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Re: wifi driver for toshiba satellite P775-S7320
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 01:52:50 pm »
Big false alarm; really feeling like a dummy now.

Turns out that the wifi indicator at the top of the laptop is
not an indicator after all, even though it's flat with the surface
and doesn't look like a button.

It is actually a button that toggles the wifi on and off.

I just happened to press it (not sure why I even did) and
the wifi started working.

Oh well, learn something new every day.

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Re: wifi driver for toshiba satellite P775-S7320 ( SOLVED )
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2018, 02:08:32 pm »
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Re: wifi driver for toshiba satellite P775-S7320 ( SOLVED )
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2018, 06:55:46 pm »
Big false alarm; really feeling like a dummy now.

Turns out that the wifi indicator at the top of the laptop is
not an indicator after all, even though it's flat with the surface
and doesn't look like a button.

It is actually a button that toggles the wifi on and off.

I just happened to press it (not sure why I even did) and
the wifi started working.

Oh well, learn something new every day.

Hey arky217, don't feel bad, my sister couldn't use a refurb laptop I sent here for a month because she couldn't find the wifi switch.
What was I thinking?