Windows 10: My Toshiba wireless card is not compatable with Win 10. Suggestions? Solved

  1.    11 Oct 2017 #1

    My Toshiba wireless card is not compatable with Win 10. Suggestions?


    Since the Windows 10 upgrade, I am having problems maintaining wireless connectivity. In researching this, I learned from the Intel website that the Centrino N-1000 card is not compatible with Windows 10 and also that the N-1000 is no longer supported by Intel. Is there a known card upgrade? I have a Toshiba Satellite P755-S5381.
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  2. Posts : 8,273
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       11 Oct 2017 #2

    Hi ocjeff. Welcome to the TenForums @ocjeff

    Not sure if I can recommend a card and know that it will work. Looking at google it appears your card is a half height card so you have that going in your favour. Some older cards are full height and you need to buy an adapter.

    A lot of the older Intel adapters are off support. That doesn't mean they won't work it just means you have to find just the right driver. My Intel 7260 uses a driver from February 2014. Works like a charm, anything newer just creates issues.

    If you go the route of replacing card you may encounter some frustration. Have you look into the Toshiba forums. You can't be the only one experiencing this and there should be some that have actually replaced the card.

    Likely the easiest, cheapest, most reliable way for you to upgrade is a USB plug in. Some are very small, very fast while not being that expensive. There are an number of vendors selling theses.


    Ken
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  3.    11 Oct 2017 #3

    Likely the easiest, cheapest, most reliable way for you to upgrade is a USB plug in. Some are very small, very fast while not being that expensive. There are an number of vendors selling theses.
    Totally agree.....this is the fastest/easiest way to go about this.
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  4. Posts : 774
    Windows 10
       11 Oct 2017 #4

    A USB wireless dongle is the way to go. I have one of these it's 1200 Mbs (theoretical) rather than my Toshiba laptops internal 150 Mbs card. I was lucky the internal Wireless Card (Qualcomm) still works in mine.


    You maybe able to find an internal Mini PCI-E Card that is compatible with the Toshiba and has Windows 10 driver.
    I would look in the Toshiba forums for possibilities that may have been tried.

    Some Toshibas like mine could have one of two brands of Wireless Card fitted as standard.
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  5.    11 Oct 2017 #5

    Thank you so much for the help. as an fyi concerning Toshiba website and help...I thought I'd find others who had/have the same problem and then responses as to fixing it. Try as I might I could not. So I'm pretty much glad I came here. :)
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  6. Posts : 8,273
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       12 Oct 2017 #6

    Glad the forum could help. Let us know what you buy.

    Ken
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  7.    14 Oct 2017 #7

    I bought an adapter from USBNOVEL. Works great plus I'm now using the 5.8 GHz band on my modem. Plug and Play to Win 10. So nice to have a connection that doesn't keep dropping.
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  8. Posts : 8,273
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       14 Oct 2017 #8

    Nice. Glad the forum could help.

    Ken
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