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Toshiba Satellite C-50 / Wireless Connectivity issues


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:confused:HELP:cry: 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:mad:

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 Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite C50-A
    CPU
    Intel (R) Pentium (R) CPU 2020M @ 2.40 Ghz 2.40 Ghz
    Memory
    4.00 GB

broe23

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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 Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

    A/V UPS - Tripp-Lite Smart 1500LCD 1500 Va/900 W.

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