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Toshiba Satellite C-50 / Wireless Connectivity issues

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    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Toshiba Satellite C-50 / Wireless Connectivity issues


    HELP with Toshiba Satellite C-50A5177WM Laptop.

    The problem I am having is that wireless connectivity becomes intermittent while trying to browse websites, Web pages just lag an stop loading altogehter I use a usb Wireless Adapter to be able to navigate but even then it also presents the same issue although not nearly as bad as with the integrated adapter.

    I have tried with older drivers as suggeste/d to do and nothing really changed. I have tried to deal with Customer Support but it always ends in long hold times and a lot of frustration

    Someone recommended that I install windows 7 and I am seriously considering the move

    System Information


    Machine name: MONTES_01
    Operating System: Windows 8.1 Single Language 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_gdr.130913-2141)
    Language: Spanish (Regional Setting: Spanish)
    System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
    System Model: Satellite C50-A
    BIOS: 1.30
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 2020M @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
    Memory: 4096MB RAM

    Available OS Memory: 3976MB RAM
    Page File: 2553MB used, 2701MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.03.9600.16384 64bit Unicode

    wireless adapter:
    Name: Qualcomm Atheros AR956x Wireless Network Adapter
    Device ID: PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0036&SUBSYS_061211AD&REV_01\4&C4DC970&0&00E1
    Driver: C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\athwbx.sys, 10.00.0000.0285 (English), 2/14/2014 03:35:20, 3888640 bytes
    Driver: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vwifibus.sys, 6.03.9600.16384 (Spanish), 8/22/2013 06:39:00, 24576 bytes

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    I would place more blame on the hotspots or wifi access points. The best thing to do, if you are getting intermittent connecting while using the laptop. Get a USB wifi adapter. The antenna on the Toshiba's, is on the upper Left hand corner of the lid. It is a piece of foil, that is aprox 2"x3".
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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